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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Heather’s story Heather’s story
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event. Read story »
Heather He helped arrange for me to go to the Gay Pride event.

Supported housing helped Heather gain confidence.

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Bev’s story Bev’s story
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run. Read story »
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run.

Supported housing gave Bev a lifeline when her life was most turbulent.

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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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Iris’ story Iris’ story
Iris "This place is ideal for me!" Read story »
Iris "This place is ideal for me!"

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

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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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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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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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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."

Without supported housing, Jharmarl would have gone into foster care.

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Julie’s story Julie’s story
Julie Supported housing has saved my life. Read story »
Julie Supported housing has saved my life.

Supported housing helped Julie to transform her life.

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Yetunde’s story Yetunde’s story
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live." Read story »
Yetunde "Supported Housing is a safe environment, giving us a secure place to live."

Supported housing gave Yetunde and her daughter a home.

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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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Phyllis’ story Phyllis’ story
Phyllis "Extra care housing has completely changed my life – and my daughter’s." Read story »
Phyllis "Extra care housing has completely changed my life – and my daughter’s."

Supported housing makes Phyllis feel part of a strong community.

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Caitlin’s story Caitlin’s story
Caitlin Things have changed for the better. Read story »
Caitlin Things have changed for the better.

Going into supported housing helped Caitlin leave a difficult situation.

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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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Colin’s story Colin’s story
Colin Colin is living in a more suitable property and sleeps much better at night. Read story »
Colin Colin is living in a more suitable property and sleeps much better at night.

Living Team Floating Support Service helped rehouse Colin who was unhappy and vulnerable in his…

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Kath’s story Kath’s story
Kath My independence and health allows me to support the residents group. Read story »
Kath My independence and health allows me to support the residents group.

Bolton at Home and supported housing has helped by giving the residents more independence.

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Douglas’ story Douglas’ story
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here. Read story »
Douglas I love my new flat. It’s so quiet here.

Douglas lives independently because of supported housing.

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John’s story John’s story
John From living in supported housing, John has a better relationship with his children Read story »
John From living in supported housing, John has a better relationship with his children

Supported housing helped John recover from his addiction.

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