June’s story

If it wasn't for supported housing, June and Des would be in their old property without adaptions, leaving them struggling and isolated.

When June and her husband Des first moved in to supported housing, it was the start of their retirement. They had made the decision to move in to a sheltered site. Unfortunately their plans for the future changed dramatically when Des had to have his leg amputated. Overnight their plans for the future were put on hold and Des had to get used to getting around on a wheelchair.

June says “we could not have managed in our old property at all, Bolton at Home have adapted the flat to Des’ needs. There is now a sliding door to the bathroom and a ramp to the front door.”

Supported housing has enabled June and Des to continue staying in their property, able to remain around their friends on such a welcoming estate. Due to the adaptations made, Des has been able to stay more independent and more active.

In June’s own words “there comes a time in your life when you have to accept you need help and without Bolton at Home, we would never have been able to be as independent as we are. When Des fell off the bed, without Careline, it would have been really bad. They were brilliant.”

Becoming more and more involved in the local residents association which Bolton at Home support with, the couple are able to join the residents on trips and social events and stay as independent as they can.

 

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Thousands of people have gained their independence through supported housing. The Starts at Home campaign aims to ensure that people who need extra support will always have a home that meets their needs.

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