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.

Dylan’s story Dylan’s story
Dylan "I’m working towards setting up my own business when I leave" Read story »
Dylan "I’m working towards setting up my own business when I leave"

Dylan's learnt lots of new skills whilst living in supported housing.

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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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Charlotte’s Story Charlotte’s Story
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests. Read story »
Charlotte Charlotte is far more independent and can pursue her interests.

Supported housing has enabled Charlotte to do things she never would have had the chance…

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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness Read story »
Patricia Supported housing has helped Patricia focus on her illness

Without supported housing, she would not have had the chance to improve her mental health…

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Mrs T’s Story Mrs T’s Story
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.” Read story »
Mrs T “There hasn’t been a single day I’ve been here that I’ve felt alone.”

“I only hope more women like me become aware of the options available to them."

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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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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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Ellen’s story Ellen’s story
Ellen After developing enough skills, to live independently Ellen was really pleased to move into her own housing. Read story »
Ellen After developing enough skills, to live independently Ellen was really pleased to move into her own housing.

If it wasn't for supported housing Ellen would have remained in hospital or would have…

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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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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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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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Dammy and Mohan’s story Dammy and Mohan’s story
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing." Read story »
Dammy and Mohan "We're happier and more outgoing."

The couple are comfortable and are an example for other residents.

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Joan’s story Joan’s story
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments.  Read story »
Joan Joan said that her health has improved with the support of the staff and attending her medical appointments. 

The Care Package that is now in place ensures Joan's wellbeing is managed appropriately

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John’s story John’s story
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless. Read story »
John Before living in supported housing, John was homeless.

For John, supported housing means always having someone to support him.

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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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Steven’s story Steven’s story
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills Read story »
Steven Supported housing has helped Steven develop new life skills

Steven doesn't know where he'd be without supported housing

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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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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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Marvin’s story Marvin’s story
Marvin Marvin's now excited to live independently. Read story »
Marvin Marvin's now excited to live independently.

Supported housing's given Marvin his confidence back.

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