Ryan’s story

I've made loads of new friends and neighbours.

Ryan is a young man with learning disabilities. He is a capable, personable and dedicated individual who regularly helps out his grandmother, visiting her on a regular basis and taking her dog for walks. He used to live in a shared living scheme but just over a year ago he moved into his own flat in a purpose built development. Advance’s newly built scheme consists of 10 flats accommodating 15 people in total, six self-contained 1 bed flats, three 2 bed flats and one 3 bed flat. In addition there are communal facilities and a small staff sleepover/office.


Ryan said: “It’s been over a year now since I moved in. I’ve got a lot more independence like managing my own bills and maintaining my flat and following my tenancy agreement. I’ve made loads of new friends with my neighbours, some I knew before and some I didn’t. It’s been great having my own flat and getting involved in the activities like birthdays, BBQs and parties.”

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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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