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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Nicky’s story Nicky’s story
Nicky "I like my independence." Read story »
Nicky "I like my independence."

Supported housing helped Nicky develop his everyday life skills.

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John’s story John’s story
John From living in supported housing, John has a better relationship with his children Read story »
John From living in supported housing, John has a better relationship with his children

Supported housing helped John recover from his addiction.

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Anne-Marie’s story Anne-Marie’s story
Anne-Marie I’m settled now and I hope to see more places like this built for lots of people like me. Read story »
Anne-Marie I’m settled now and I hope to see more places like this built for lots of people like me.

Supported housing helped Anne-Marie to regain her independence after leaving hospital.

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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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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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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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Ian’s story Ian’s story
Ian People don’t realise what it’s like out on the street. Read story »
Ian People don’t realise what it’s like out on the street.

Ian came close to death on the streets before moving into a hostels.

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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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Mark’s story Mark’s story
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life. Read story »
Mark Supported housing transformed Mark's life.

Supported housing provides security.

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Chris’ story Chris’ story
Chris "My future looks brighter" Read story »
Chris "My future looks brighter"

Through support from Horton Housing, he was able to gradually move forwards and tackle his…

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Tina’s story Tina’s story
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent. Read story »
Tina This is all part of Tina becoming more independent.

I’m so proud to see how she’s flourished since moving into her own place at…

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Bobby and Rosemary Bobby and Rosemary
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier. Read story »
Bobby and Rosemary Sometimes it just takes a few design tweaks to make life easier.

Supported housing has helped Bobby adjust to being disabled.

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Dreena’s story Dreena’s story
Dreena The value of having people around me was clear when I had a stroke. Read story »
Dreena The value of having people around me was clear when I had a stroke.

Supported housing gives Dreena the security she needs to live independently.

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Daisy’s story Daisy’s story
Daisy People are around Daisy to support her Read story »
Daisy People are around Daisy to support her

Daisy lives in supported housing scheme in Birmingham.

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Susan’s story Susan’s story
Susan I feel safe here and I’m living in a home that I can manage Read story »
Susan I feel safe here and I’m living in a home that I can manage

Supported housing helped Susan to feel safe, secure and free of financial worries.

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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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Cezar’s story Cezar’s story
Cezar Cezar was being locked out of his family home. Read story »
Cezar Cezar was being locked out of his family home.

Cezar gained independence through supported housing and now looks forward to attending university.

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