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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Nichocia’s story Nichocia’s story
Nichocia It’s comforting to know there are other people living here. I feel very positive about the future now Read story »
Nichocia It’s comforting to know there are other people living here. I feel very positive about the future now

Nichocia lived in shared accommodation which wasn't right for her so now lives in a…

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Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs Read story »
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs

Mary's new home enabled her to continue working.

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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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Peter’s story Peter’s story
Peter I want to give back after all they’ve given to me. Read story »
Peter I want to give back after all they’ve given to me.

Supported housing gave Peter the security he needed to transform his life.

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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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Elizabeth’s story Elizabeth’s story
Elizabeth Supported housing changed my life and helped me to learn to live in society again. Read story »
Elizabeth Supported housing changed my life and helped me to learn to live in society again.

Elizabeth moved into supported housing after leaving hospital and when her relationship broke down.

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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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Bettie’s story Bettie’s story
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here. Read story »
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here.

Supported housing prevented Bettie ending up in hospital or a care home.

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Bill’s story Bill’s story
Bill I have to be looked after, but I also want my independence. Read story »
Bill I have to be looked after, but I also want my independence.

Supported housing has given Bill his independence back.

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David’s story David’s story
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property. Read story »
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property.

Supported housing gave David the chance to restart his life after his son passed away.

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Daisy’s story Daisy’s story
Daisy People are around Daisy to support her Read story »
Daisy People are around Daisy to support her

Daisy lives in supported housing scheme in Birmingham.

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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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Eric’s story Eric’s story
Eric Everyone here genuinely cares about how I'm doing. Read story »
Eric Everyone here genuinely cares about how I'm doing.

Supported housing gave Eric the chance to reconnect with loved ones.

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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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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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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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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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Luke’s story Luke’s story
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence Read story »
Luke Supported housing has helped Luke's to increase his confidence

Luke's confidence increased dramatically after moving to independent living.

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Vivienne’s story Vivienne’s story
Vivienne I feel ready to move into independent living Read story »
Vivienne I feel ready to move into independent living

Supported housing has given Vivienne her independence.

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