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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Andrea’s story Andrea’s story
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life. Read story »
Andrea Supported housing has got me back on track with my life.

Supported housing has given Andrea the opportunity to be part of a stable community that…

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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.

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Richard’s story Richard’s story
“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years” Read story »
“I love this flat, this is the first time I’ve been happy in 27 years”

"Richard had... a history of failed tenancies"

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Hamish’s story Hamish’s story
Hamish "The Army gave me a sense of purpose." Read story »
Hamish "The Army gave me a sense of purpose."

He really enjoyed his time in the forces but in 2009 Hamish became homeless.

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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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Shane’s story Shane’s story
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey Read story »
Shane Shane has not had an easy journey

"When I came here, my anxiety was at an all-time high."

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Daniel’s story Daniel’s story
Daniel "Supported housing means help and guidance." Read story »
Daniel "Supported housing means help and guidance."

Daniels partner lives in supported housing with their child.

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Mike’s story Mike’s story
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life Read story »
Mike Supported housing has had a good impact on my life

I don’t think they should close these places, I think they should keep them open.

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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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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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Iris’ story Iris’ story
Iris "This place is ideal for me!" Read story »
Iris "This place is ideal for me!"

Chestnut Grange is a development of 67 apartments especially designed to make life comfortable for…

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Daniel’s story Daniel’s story
Daniel My life's getting back on track. Read story »
Daniel My life's getting back on track.

Supported housing helped Daniel get through some difficult times.

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Alan’s story Alan’s story
Alan "I can't think of a better place to be." Read story »
Alan "I can't think of a better place to be."

Supported housing changed Alan's life.

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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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Alison’s story Alison’s story
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate. Read story »
Alison Alison’s brain injury has affected her ability to communicate.

Supported housing has given Alison the chance to look after herself and enjoy having a…

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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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