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
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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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Abbie’s story Abbie’s story
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence" Read story »
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence"

"She has learnt how to budget and has more control over her life".

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Andrea’s story Andrea’s story
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life. Read story »
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life.

Supported housing has given Andrea the opportunity to be part of a stable community that…

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Jack’s story Jack’s story
Jack "Supported housing means everything to me. It's a lifeline. " Read story »
Jack "Supported housing means everything to me. It's a lifeline. "

Jack maintains his independence and lives in an extra care unit in Bolton

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Trevor’s story Trevor’s story
Trevor This is a safe place to live, with support suited to me. Read story »
Trevor This is a safe place to live, with support suited to me.

Supported housing helped Trevor to live independently.

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back. Read story »
Jean It was the best thing I ever did and I have never looked back.

“My family are now able to get on with their lives, as they don’t have…

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Martin’s Story Martin’s Story
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job. Read story »
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job.

"I have watched Martin come out of his shell. It’s so obvious that he feels…

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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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Bella and Magdalene’s Story Bella and Magdalene’s Story
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available. Read story »
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available.

Bella and Magdalene met at the Knit and Natter group in supported housing.

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Lynne’s story Lynne’s story
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on. Read story »
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on.

Lynne moved into supported housing and takes part in all the social activities.

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Paul’s Story Paul’s Story
Paul My mental health is much more balanced and I am much happier. Read story »
Paul My mental health is much more balanced and I am much happier.

Supported housing helped Paul to transform his life.

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Lynne B’s story Lynne B’s story
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made. Read story »
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made.

Supported housing has given Lynne her independence back.

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June’s story June’s story
June A terrible accident led June to a secure home Read story »
June A terrible accident led June to a secure home

Supported housing gave June her confidence back

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Ellen’s story Ellen’s story
Ellen After developing enough skills, to live independently Ellen was really pleased to move into her own housing. Read story »
Ellen After developing enough skills, to live independently Ellen was really pleased to move into her own housing.

If it wasn't for supported housing Ellen would have remained in hospital or would have…

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Jamie’s story Jamie’s story
Jamie A motorcycle accident and hospitalisation led to Jamie working in a housing association. Read story »
Jamie A motorcycle accident and hospitalisation led to Jamie working in a housing association.

Jamie's one of Peabody Group’s finance apprentices based in the Rowan House office.

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Ron and Linda’s story Ron and Linda’s story
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less. Read story »
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less.

Supported housing has enabled Ron and Linda to live together in a place they love.

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Jackie and Les’ story Jackie and Les’ story
Jackie and Les "We're really happy now." Read story »
Jackie and Les "We're really happy now."

Supported housing gave them a new start.

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Barry’s story Barry’s story
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back Read story »
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back

Supported housing helped Barry to get his life back on track

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Dorothy’s story Dorothy’s story
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life. Read story »
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life.

Dorothy couldn't go on living in private accommodation, supported housing has given her back her…

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Tom’s story Tom’s story
Tom It has afforded me the ability to stabilise and improve my health. Read story »
Tom It has afforded me the ability to stabilise and improve my health.

Supported housing enabled ex-RAF Squadron Leader Tom to manage his recovery from a heart attack…

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