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.

Phillip’s story Phillip’s story
Phillip Lockdown changed everything for Phillip. Read story »
Phillip Lockdown changed everything for Phillip.

"I was working but circumstances out of my control meant I became homeless."

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Bradley’s Story Bradley’s Story
Bradley Bradley has found safety and developed aspirations to attend university. Read story »
Bradley Bradley has found safety and developed aspirations to attend university.

‘It's a safe and secure place to live - it gives you freedom to live…

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Joan’s story Joan’s story
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments.  Read story »
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments. 

The Care Package that is now in place ensures Joan's wellbeing is managed appropriately

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Charles’ story Charles’ story
Charles "I don’t feel worthless anymore." Read story »
Charles "I don’t feel worthless anymore."

"It was the first time in years and years I felt safe."

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Philip’s story Philip’s story
Philip "I feel like brand new person" Read story »
Philip "I feel like brand new person"

I’m a lifelong football fan and, with help, I’ve now attended my first match!

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Aleks’ story Aleks’ story
Aleks "I have pushed myself and achieved a lot" Read story »
Aleks "I have pushed myself and achieved a lot"

Supported housing means a lot to Aleks' as it's given her the help she needed…

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Tom’s story Tom’s story
Tom "I hope to still keep in touch with everyone at Horton Housing." Read story »
Tom "I hope to still keep in touch with everyone at Horton Housing."

Tom is much more settled now in himself and in his accommodation.

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James’ story James’ story
James "Having this safety net has been a lifesaver" Read story »
James "Having this safety net has been a lifesaver"

James is finally able to look to the future with optimism.

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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness Read story »
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness

Without supported housing, she would not have had the chance to improve her mental health…

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Charlotte’s Story Charlotte’s Story
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests. Read story »
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests.

Supported housing has enabled Charlotte to do things she never would have had the chance…

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Chiaira’s story Chiaira’s story
Chiaira "It means getting the right support for young moms" Read story »
Chiaira "It means getting the right support for young moms"

"I had to leave my mother’s house because it was overcrowded"

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Audrey’s story Audrey’s story
Audrey "People on the streets didn’t ask to be homeless and would love a new start but need help to make it happen." Read story »
Audrey "People on the streets didn’t ask to be homeless and would love a new start but need help to make it happen."

"I feel like I belong in the community again, my confidence is back."

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Shane’s story Shane’s story
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey Read story »
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey

"When I came here, my anxiety was at an all-time high."

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Francis’ story Francis’ story
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family" Read story »
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family"

"Without supported housing I would be living on the streets – or worse"

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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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Dammy and Mohan’s story Dammy and Mohan’s story
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing." Read story »
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing."

The couple are comfortable and are an example for other residents.

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Jane’s story Jane’s story
Jane Jane is rebuilding positive relationships with her children and mum. Read story »
Jane Jane is rebuilding positive relationships with her children and mum.

Safe, secure accommodation has made all the difference.

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Ray’s story Ray’s story
Ray "My life has totally changed and for the first time I feel settled, I have friends here, I love the new lounge and the people are just wonderful". Read story »
Ray "My life has totally changed and for the first time I feel settled, I have friends here, I love the new lounge and the people are just wonderful".

Supported housing means Ray no longer feels isolated.

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