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.

Bella and Magdalene’s Story Bella and Magdalene’s Story
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available. Read story »
Bella and Magdalene Both women are much happier and safer now they have the necessary support available.

Bella and Magdalene met at the Knit and Natter group in supported housing.

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Steve’s story Steve’s story
Steve “Steve now lives the life he chooses in his own home” Read story »
Steve “Steve now lives the life he chooses in his own home”

“Feeling settled, happy and free to live my own life”

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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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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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T.’s story T.’s story
T. T. was homeless, unemployed and lacked workplace skills. Read story »
T. T. was homeless, unemployed and lacked workplace skills.

Digital connectivity was crucial during the pandemic.

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Abbie’s story Abbie’s story
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence" Read story »
Abbie "It helped her gain some confidence"

"She has learnt how to budget and has more control over her life".

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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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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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Jim’s story  Jim’s story 
Jim Jim and his wife moved in during the early days of the pandemic. Read story »
Jim Jim and his wife moved in during the early days of the pandemic.

Jim and his wife loved every minite of their time together.

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Stephen’s story Stephen’s story
Stephen "I’m so much more independent now!" Read story »
Stephen "I’m so much more independent now!"

"I’ve got lots more confidence and the staff are helping me fulfil my potential"

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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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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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Teresa’s story Teresa’s story
Teresa I have my own space and control over my choices. Read story »
Teresa I have my own space and control over my choices.

I’ve even been reunited with my parents, which means the world!

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Reuben’s story Reuben’s story
Reuben Reuben was isolated before moving into supported housing Read story »
Reuben Reuben was isolated before moving into supported housing

He has now made new friends and enjoys playing dominoes in the evenings

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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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Chloe’s story Chloe’s story
Chloe "I am really thankful to everyone here who has supported me through what has been a very long and tough journey for me." Read story »
Chloe "I am really thankful to everyone here who has supported me through what has been a very long and tough journey for me."

Supported housing has enabled Chloe to get back into education

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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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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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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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John’s story John’s story
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless. Read story »
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless.

For John, supported housing means always having someone to support him.

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