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.

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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Brian & Joyce’s story Brian & Joyce’s story
Brian & Joyce "Supported housing has changed our lives." Read story »
Brian & Joyce "Supported housing has changed our lives."

Due to health reasons, they moved into supported housing which has allowed their health to…

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Phil’s story Phil’s story
Phil “Without places like this, there would be a lot more crime on the streets." Read story »
Phil “Without places like this, there would be a lot more crime on the streets."

Phil doesn't know where he'd be without supported housing.

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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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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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Mrs T’s Story Mrs T’s Story
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.” Read story »
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.”

“I only hope more women like me become aware of the options available to them."

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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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Lin’s Story Lin’s Story
Lin At Davenport House Lin feels safe and secure again. Read story »
Lin At Davenport House Lin feels safe and secure again.

Like many older people, Lin was priced out of her privately rented home.

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Debbie’s story Debbie’s story
Debbie "staff helped me re-learn basic skills" Read story »
Debbie "staff helped me re-learn basic skills"

"Without warning, Debbie had a sever cardiac arrest"

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Darrel and Linda’s story Darrel and Linda’s story
Darrel and Linda "We wouldn’t have met without supported housing" Read story »
Darrel and Linda "We wouldn’t have met without supported housing"

Staff helped us to organise the day we’d dreamt of

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Margaret’s story Margaret’s story
Margaret "The future is bright and I’m planning more trips out and about on my own." Read story »
Margaret "The future is bright and I’m planning more trips out and about on my own."

Supported housing allows Margaret to be independent.

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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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Tia’s Story Tia’s Story
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving" Read story »
Tia “Refuges, like the one I was in, are life-saving"

“Being at the refuge gave me the chance to regroup myself and figure out who…

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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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Lynne B’s story Lynne B’s story
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made. Read story »
Lynne B Lynne really enjoys the activities and the new friends she's made.

Supported housing has given Lynne her independence back.

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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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Coley’s story Coley’s story
Coley "It’s completely changed my way of life". Read story »
Coley "It’s completely changed my way of life".

“I never went out and I didn’t have any friends".

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Richard’s story Richard’s story
“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years” Read story »
“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years”

"Richard had... a history of failed tenancies"

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Joyce S’ story Joyce S’ story
Joyce S Joyce loves living independently in a safe and secure environment. Read story »
Joyce S Joyce loves living independently in a safe and secure environment.

Living here allows me to keep my independence.

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