Stories

Supported housing helps people keep their independence, regain their self-confidence and feel secure. It can transform lives. Meet some of the people that have been helped by housing associations across the country.

Eddie’s story Eddie’s story
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence Read story »
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence

Supported housing has prevented Eddie being isolated from the outside world.

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Shane’s story Shane’s story
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey Read story »
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey

"When I came here, my anxiety was at an all-time high."

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Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold Read story »
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold

You feel like you’ve come in from the cold and it’s that feeling of being…

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Charlotte’s Story Charlotte’s Story
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests. Read story »
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests.

Supported housing has enabled Charlotte to do things she never would have had the chance…

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life" Read story »
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life"

"It’s great knowing staff are on hand if I need it.”

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Richard P’s story Richard P’s story
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident. Read story »
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident.

If it wasn't for supported living, Richard would be living with his parents.

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Juliet’s story Juliet’s story
Juliet “I can now travel on the train by myself" Read story »
Juliet “I can now travel on the train by myself"

“I first had a stroke when I was only 19 years old"

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Jodie’s story Jodie’s story
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life. Read story »
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life.

Supported housing is helping Jodie move from trauma to recovery.

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Ross’s story Ross’s story
Ross It was great knowing I had the security of two years of accommodation and support. Read story »
Ross It was great knowing I had the security of two years of accommodation and support.

Ross moved from small steps such as being able to knock on a door or…

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Nikki’s Story Nikki’s Story
Nikki 'I'm a different person'. Read story »
Nikki 'I'm a different person'.

‘I'm now more responsible, have my independence and I have matured…’

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Hamish’s story Hamish’s story
Hamish "The Army gave me a sense of purpose." Read story »
Hamish "The Army gave me a sense of purpose."

He really enjoyed his time in the forces but in 2009 Hamish became homeless.

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Tia’s Story Tia’s Story
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving" Read story »
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving"

“Being at the refuge gave me the chance to regroup myself and figure out who…

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Malcolm’s story Malcolm’s story
Malcolm I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Read story »
Malcolm I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I can genuinely say that moving to Tavistock Court is the best thing that has…

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Jess’ story Jess’ story
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD Read story »
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD

Jess’ self-confidence and independence have improved over time

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Coley’s story Coley’s story
Coley "It’s completely changed my way of life". Read story »
Coley "It’s completely changed my way of life".

“I never went out and I didn’t have any friends".

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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable Read story »
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable

Patricia lives in extra care housing for over 55

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Nick’s story Nick’s story
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be. Read story »
Nick Without this scheme I wouldn’t want to guess where I would be.

Nick moved into supported housing to help improve his health.

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Jenny’s story Jenny’s story
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up. Read story »
Jenny My life has changed immeasurably. I have become independent. I have grown up.

Supported housing means Jenny feels safe and gets the support she needs to be the…

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