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.

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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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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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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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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Richard’s Story Richard’s Story
Richard Richard has been given a second chance. Read story »
Richard Richard has been given a second chance.

“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years…If…

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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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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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Lavinia’s Story Lavinia’s Story
Lavinia “It’s been a rollercoaster but it’s good to be here". Read story »
Lavinia “It’s been a rollercoaster but it’s good to be here".

“It’s quiet, peaceful and safe, which is the main thing for me and my dog”…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charlotte’s Story Charlotte’s Story
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests. Read story »
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests.

Supported housing has enabled Charlotte to do things she never would have had the chance…

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Jean’s story Jean’s story
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life" Read story »
Jean “I feel like I have a new lease of life"

"It’s great knowing staff are on hand if I need it.”

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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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