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.

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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

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Michael’s story Michael’s story
Michael "It's the best place I have ever lived in my life." Read story »
Michael "It's the best place I have ever lived in my life."

Michael moved into an extra care unit in 2017 and it has given him back…

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Chelsea’s story Chelsea’s story
Chelsea "I have come so far." Read story »
Chelsea "I have come so far."

Before supported housing, Chelsea was sofa-surfing with no permanent accommodation.

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Nicky’s story Nicky’s story
Nicky "I like my independence." Read story »
Nicky "I like my independence."

Supported housing helped Nicky develop his everyday life skills.

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Stephen’s story Stephen’s story
Stephen "I’m so much more independent now!" Read story »
Stephen "I’m so much more independent now!"

"I’ve got lots more confidence and the staff are helping me fulfil my potential"

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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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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.

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Mary’s story Mary’s story
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs Read story »
Mary Mary now has a home that meets her needs

Mary's new home enabled her to continue working.

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Richard P’s story Richard P’s story
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident. Read story »
Richard Richard feels a lot more confident.

If it wasn't for supported living, Richard would be living with his parents.

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Barry’s story Barry’s story
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back Read story »
Barry Barry was helped to get his life back

Supported housing helped Barry to get his life back on track

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Joanna’s story Joanna’s story
Joanna Joanna has been able to rebuild her life. Read story »
Joanna Joanna has been able to rebuild her life.

Without supported housing, Joanna may have returned to her abusive partner.

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Ian’s story Ian’s story
Ian People don’t realise what it’s like out on the street. Read story »
Ian People don’t realise what it’s like out on the street.

Ian came close to death on the streets before moving into a hostels.

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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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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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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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Jharmarl’s story Jharmarl’s story
Jharmarl "If I hadn't had supported housing, I would definitely have been homeless." Read story »
Jharmarl "If I hadn't had supported housing, I would definitely have been homeless."

Without supported housing, Jharmarl would have gone into foster care.

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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…

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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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