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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June’s story June’s story
June "Without bolton at Home, we would never have been able to be as independent as we are." Read story »
June "Without bolton at Home, we would never have been able to be as independent as we are."

Supported housing looked after all the wheelchair adaptions for Des.

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Michael’s story Michael’s story
Michael "It's the best place I have ever lived in my life." Read story »
Michael "It's the best place I have ever lived in my life."

Michael moved into an extra care unit in 2017 and it has given him back…

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Chris’ story Chris’ story
Chris "My future looks brighter" Read story »
Chris "My future looks brighter"

Through support from Horton Housing, he was able to gradually move forwards and tackle his…

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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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David’s story David’s story
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people. Read story »
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people.

David has maintained his independence.

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Matthew’s story Matthew’s story
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm." Read story »
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm."

Supported housing gave Matthew a secure home.

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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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Tina’s story Tina’s story
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent. Read story »
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent.

I’m so proud to see how she’s flourished since moving into her own place at…

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Richard’s story Richard’s story
Richard The place, residents and staff are all great. Read story »
Richard The place, residents and staff are all great.

Supported housing has allowed Richard keep his independence.

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Alison’s story Alison’s story
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate. Read story »
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate.

Supported housing has given Alison the chance to look after herself and enjoy having a…

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James’ story James’ story
James James was homeless and vulnerable. Read story »
James James was homeless and vulnerable.

Wellingborough Homes offered James a self contained tenancy in an Independent Living Scheme,

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Jack’s story Jack’s story
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems. Read story »
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems.

Jack was sofa-surfing, so without permanent accommodation moved into a supported hostel for young people…

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Bobby and Rosemary Bobby and Rosemary
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier. Read story »
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier.

Supported housing has helped Bobby adjust to being disabled.

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Rhys’ story Rhys’ story
Rhys I'm going to give it my all to fulfil my dreams, my life's back on track now. Read story »
Rhys I'm going to give it my all to fulfil my dreams, my life's back on track now.

Through the services Rhys has completed an IT course.

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Jharmarl’s story Jharmarl’s story
Jharmarl If I hadn't had supported housing, I would definitely have been homeless. Read story »
Jharmarl If I hadn't had supported housing, I would definitely have been homeless.

Supported housing helped Jharmarl to get his life back on track.

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Mira’s story Mira’s story
Mira I was controlled by the shame of what had happened to me. Read story »
Mira I was controlled by the shame of what had happened to me.

Supported housing helped Mira gain security.

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