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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Joanna’s story Joanna’s story
Joanna Joanna has been able to rebuild her life. Read story »
Joanna Joanna has been able to rebuild her life.

Without supported housing, Joanna may have returned to her abusive partner.

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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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Chelsea’s story Chelsea’s story
Chelsea "I have come so far." Read story »
Chelsea "I have come so far."

Before supported housing, Chelsea was sofa-surfing with no permanent accommodation.

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Barry’s story Barry’s story
Barry Barry has a housing officer and a support worker to help enable him to live independently. Read story »
Barry Barry has a housing officer and a support worker to help enable him to live independently.

Supported housing has given Barry the chance to build a new life for himself.

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Julie’s story Julie’s story
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world. Read story »
Julie I love supported housing, it has changed my world.

Supported housing helped Julie change her world for the better.

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Wendy’s story Wendy’s story
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here." Read story »
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here."

Wendy feels safe living in supported housing.

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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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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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Ivy and Alf’s story Ivy and Alf’s story
Ivy and Alf We are truly a part of this community and it feels good. Read story »
Ivy and Alf We are truly a part of this community and it feels good.

Supported housing means Ivy and Alf have a life of their own, independent from family.

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Ray’s story Ray’s story
Ray "It means peace of mind." Read story »
Ray "It means peace of mind."

Chestnut Grange is a development of 67 apartments especially designed to make life comfortable for…

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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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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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Pauline and Carol’s story Pauline and Carol’s story
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly. Read story »
Pauline and Carol We’ve made lots of friends; people here are kind and friendly.

Supported housing has given Pauline and Carol a place they can finally call home.

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Charlotte’s story Charlotte’s story
Charlotte "It's the best place for me." Read story »
Charlotte "It's the best place for me."

Charlotte needed her own space to get well. Supported housing gave her this.

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Sam’s story Sam’s story
Sam Having a roof over my head allowed me to address my drinking. Read story »
Sam Having a roof over my head allowed me to address my drinking.

Supported housing gave Sam the support he needed to move forward with his life.

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Saima’s story Saima’s story
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again. Read story »
Saima His behaviour did not change and we had no choice but to leave again.

Supported housing has given Saima's family the freedom to achieve their goals.

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