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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Amanda’s story Amanda’s story
Amanda My world is expanding and I am building solid foundations for my future Read story »
Amanda My world is expanding and I am building solid foundations for my future

I am trusted and I trust myself

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Caitlin’s story Caitlin’s story
Caitlin Things have changed for the better. Read story »
Caitlin Things have changed for the better.

Going into supported housing helped Caitlin leave a difficult situation.

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Su’s story Su’s story
Su Without Fleet House's services, I wouldn't be here now. Read story »
Su Without Fleet House's services, I wouldn't be here now.

Supported housing helped give Su a routine and years later, secure a tenancy.

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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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Jack’s story Jack’s story
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems. Read story »
Jack Knowing I had staff and friends around me has helped me face my problems.

Jack was sofa-surfing, so without permanent accommodation moved into a supported hostel for young people…

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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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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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Malcolm’s story Malcolm’s story
Malcolm Malcolm has support when needed 24/7. He feels safe and secure Read story »
Malcolm Malcolm has support when needed 24/7. He feels safe and secure

Supported housing is giving Malcolm his independence. 

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James’ story James’ story
James I feel that now I have a safe home Read story »
James I feel that now I have a safe home

Supported housing helped James stop sofa surfing and sleeping rough.

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Lynne’s story Lynne’s story
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on. Read story »
Lynne I've made some good friends, who I can rely on.

Lynne moved into supported housing and takes part in all the social activities.

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Naomi’s story Naomi’s story
Naomi Supported housing helped Naomi's confidence to flourish. Read story »
Naomi Supported housing helped Naomi's confidence to flourish.

Naomi has “really bonded” with the other tenants and has made firm friends.

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Patricia’s story Patricia’s story
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable Read story »
Patricia Living here has given me my independence back and it's socialable

Patricia lives in extra care housing for over 55

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Charlotte’s story Charlotte’s story
Charlotte "It's the best place for me." Read story »
Charlotte "It's the best place for me."

Charlotte needed her own space to get well. Supported housing gave her this.

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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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Bettie’s story Bettie’s story
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here. Read story »
Bettie Although I miss my husband, I feel safe and settled here.

Supported housing prevented Bettie ending up in hospital or a care home.

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Michael’s story Michael’s story
Michael "I am pleased to say I am drug free." Read story »
Michael "I am pleased to say I am drug free."

Michael received help for his drink and drug dependency

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Dorothy’s story Dorothy’s story
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life. Read story »
Dorothy Dorothy's family feel that she has a future now and higher quality of life.

Dorothy couldn't go on living in private accommodation, supported housing has given her back her…

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Ron and Linda’s story Ron and Linda’s story
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less. Read story »
Ron and Linda The carers have been a god send for Ron and I worry about him less.

Supported housing has enabled Ron and Linda to live together in a place they love.

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