Reuben previously lived in rented accommodation with family, due to health issues, limited mobility and visual impairement. Carers attended twice a day but he was socially isolated as his family were busy working.
He now feels more in control of his life and is included in all decision-making. He is less isolated, has made new friends, enjoys playing dominoes in the evenings and appreciates having his own space and privacy.
Without supported housing Reuben would either have remained living with family, having to move around a lot into unsuitable accommodation or could have ended up in residential care. He would have lost his independence and this would have impacted negatively on his physical and mental wellbeing.
For Reuben, supported housing means independence, safety, wellbeing, staying in control, and easier access to other services.