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.

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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Chris’ story Chris’ story
Chris Chris takes a real sense of pride in his flat Read story »
Chris Chris takes a real sense of pride in his flat

Chris has new friends, a sense of security and a positive outlook for the future.

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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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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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Jade’s story Jade’s story
Jade “My plan for the future is to gain a job in engineering and rent my own flat." Read story »
Jade “My plan for the future is to gain a job in engineering and rent my own flat."

"This is a place where you can be yourself."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Martin’s Story Martin’s Story
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job. Read story »
Martin In his new home Martin has made new friends and enjoys his new job.

"I have watched Martin come out of his shell. It’s so obvious that he feels…

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Anthony’s story Anthony’s story
Anthony "I’ve now got a friendly, happy atmosphere around me all day" Read story »
Anthony "I’ve now got a friendly, happy atmosphere around me all day"

"he really struggled with feelings of isolation and depression"

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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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