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.

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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Juliet’s story Juliet’s story
Juliet “I can now travel on the train by myself" Read story »
Juliet “I can now travel on the train by myself"

“I first had a stroke when I was only 19 years old"

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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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Derrick’s Story Derrick’s Story
Derrick Derrick is able to be independent again in his new home. Read story »
Derrick Derrick is able to be independent again in his new home.

Derrick is able to be independent again in his new home.

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Colleen’s Story Colleen’s Story
Colleen “There’s help on hand for me here.” Read story »
Colleen “There’s help on hand for me here.”

Colleen is grateful to have benefitted from supported housing for the last 44 years.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jess’ story Jess’ story
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD Read story »
Jess Jess has set her sights on obtaining a PhD

Jess’ self-confidence and independence have improved over time

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Polly’s Story Polly’s Story
Polly "After years of uncertainty, I have found a safe haven" Read story »
Polly "After years of uncertainty, I have found a safe haven"

"It was a relief to feel safe and my children were set free from the…

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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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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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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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