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.

Eddie’s story Eddie’s story
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence Read story »
Eddie I feel secure and able to maintain my independence

Supported housing has prevented Eddie being isolated from the outside world.

Read story »
Jo’s story Jo’s story
Jo The 7/7 bombings of London changed Jo's life. Read story »
Jo The 7/7 bombings of London changed Jo's life.

Supported housing helped Jo make his way back to independence.

Read story »
Rhys’ story Rhys’ story
Rhys I'm going to give it my all to fulfil my dreams, my life's back on track now. Read story »
Rhys I'm going to give it my all to fulfil my dreams, my life's back on track now.

Through the services Rhys has completed an IT course.

Read story »
Matthew’s story Matthew’s story
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm." Read story »
Matthew "I never knew that life could be so happy and calm."

Supported housing gave Matthew a secure home.

Read story »
Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable Read story »
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable

Patricia lives in extra care housing for over 55

Read story »
Lara’s story Lara’s story
Lara I’ve come so far since I first arrived here Read story »
Lara I’ve come so far since I first arrived here

After five months in hospital Lara was referred to East Thames’ mental health scheme Scott…

Read story »
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…

Read story »
Jodie’s story Jodie’s story
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life. Read story »
Jodie This situation could happen to anybody, there was nothing unique about my life.

Supported housing is helping Jodie move from trauma to recovery.

Read story »
David’s story David’s story
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people. Read story »
David Supported housing allowed David to remain in familiar surroundings supported by familiar people.

David has maintained his independence.

Read story »
Manel’s story Manel’s story
Manel "We are lucky here, to have accommodation like this" Read story »
Manel "We are lucky here, to have accommodation like this"

Manel's been living in supported housing for 20 years

Read story »
Kyle’s story Kyle’s story
Kyle Kyle became the Foyer ambassador and a role model for others. Read story »
Kyle Kyle became the Foyer ambassador and a role model for others.

Supported housing helped Kyle multiple times, when he needed it.

Read story »
Trevor’s story Trevor’s story
Trevor This is a safe place to live, with support suited to me. Read story »
Trevor This is a safe place to live, with support suited to me.

Supported housing helped Trevor to live independently.

Read story »
David’s story David’s story
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property. Read story »
David I have security, friendship and a warm, manageable property.

Supported housing gave David the chance to restart his life after his son passed away.

Read story »
James’ story James’ story
James James was homeless and vulnerable. Read story »
James James was homeless and vulnerable.

Wellingborough Homes offered James a self contained tenancy in an Independent Living Scheme,

Read story »
Carol’s story Carol’s story
Carol It has changed our lives for the better. Read story »
Carol It has changed our lives for the better.

In every way this has been a brilliant move for Carol. She has everything she…

Read story »
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.

Read story »
Stephen’s story Stephen’s story
Stephen "East Thames helped me organise a volunteering role and I am so happy." Read story »
Stephen "East Thames helped me organise a volunteering role and I am so happy."

Living in supported housing has given Stephen the confidence to travel on his own

Read story »
Wendy’s story Wendy’s story
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here." Read story »
Wendy "I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here."

Wendy feels safe living in supported housing.

Read story »
Bev’s story Bev’s story
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run. Read story »
Bev Without places like this, an influx at hospitals would make things worse in the long run.

Supported housing gave Bev a lifeline when her life was most turbulent.

Read story »
Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold Read story »
Mary You feel like you’ve come in from the cold

You feel like you’ve come in from the cold and it’s that feeling of being…

Read story »