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.

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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story Mr and Mrs Ambler’s story
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years" Read story »
Mr and Mrs Ambler "We have been married for 70 years"

"We have our own independence but we also have support at hand"

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Darren’s story Darren’s story
Darren “I feel so much happier here knowing that I can get the support" Read story »
Darren “I feel so much happier here knowing that I can get the support"

After moving in his life changed.

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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James’ story James’ story
James "Having this safety net has been a lifesaver" Read story »
James "Having this safety net has been a lifesaver"

James is finally able to look to the future with optimism.

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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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