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.

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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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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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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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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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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Chiaira’s story Chiaira’s story
Chiaira "It means getting the right support for young moms" Read story »
Chiaira "It means getting the right support for young moms"

"I had to leave my mother’s house because it was overcrowded"

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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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Francis’ story Francis’ story
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family" Read story »
Francis "Supported housing is like having a family"

"Without supported housing I would be living on the streets – or worse"

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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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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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Aleks’ story Aleks’ story
Aleks "I have pushed myself and achieved a lot" Read story »
Aleks "I have pushed myself and achieved a lot"

Supported housing means a lot to Aleks' as it's given her the help she needed…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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