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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dwaine’s story Dwaine’s story
Dwaine "We're really proud of him." Read story »
Dwaine "We're really proud of him."

"Since moving to here, Dwaine has gained the skills and abilities to live a more…

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Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years" Read story »
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years"

"We have our own independence but we also have support at hand"

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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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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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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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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 Howard’s Story Mrs Howard’s Story
Mrs Howard Mrs Howard knits, bakes and throws herself into life in supported housing. Read story »
Mrs Howard Mrs Howard knits, bakes and throws herself into life in supported housing.

At 95 Mrs Howard is an active member of her supported housing community.

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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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