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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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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Mike’s story Mike’s story
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life Read story »
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life

I don’t think they should close these places, I think they should keep them open.

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Rob’s story Rob’s story
Rob Supported housing has enabled Rob to begin a work placement within the community Read story »
Rob Supported housing has enabled Rob to begin a work placement within the community

Rob get support from a supported housing Scheme for residents with severe learning disabilities

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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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Steven’s story Steven’s story
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills Read story »
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills

Steven doesn't know where he'd be without supported housing

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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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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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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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Heather’s story Heather’s story
Heather "My supported housing means the world." Read story »
Heather "My supported housing means the world."

Supported housing stopped Heather feeling isolated in her 1 bed flat.

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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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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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Dylan’s story Dylan’s story
Dylan "I’m working towards setting up my own business when I leave" Read story »
Dylan "I’m working towards setting up my own business when I leave"

Dylan's learnt lots of new skills whilst living in supported housing.

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Daniel’s story Daniel’s story
Daniel "Supported housing means help and guidance." Read story »
Daniel "Supported housing means help and guidance."

Daniels partner lives in supported housing with their child.

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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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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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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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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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Jack’s story Jack’s story
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems. Read story »
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems.

Jack was sofa-surfing, so without permanent accommodation moved into a supported hostel for young people…

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