Tracy’s story

Supported Housing was a lifeline for Tracy when she needed it the most, not once but twice. Supported housing came to the rescue and helped her out when she needed it the most.

Tracy hasn’t had a conventional childhood and upbringing.

First moving into supported housing in 1994 at Sarah Lodge, a purpose built supported housing scheme for young single parents or couples who have children or who are expecting a child. Sarah Lodge gave Tracy a roof over her head when she needed it the most. This is where Tracy started to feel safe. Living here gave Tracy the routine she so badly needed.

Again in 2003, Tracy was living at Fleet House, a residential and life skills centre for single homeless women, after fleeing domestic violence. This took her away from the danger she had previously been in, and gave her a chance to sort her life out and gave her a chance of getting her kids back.

This changed Tracy’s life, it gave her structure and a routine in her day she had not been used to. it took her out of a dangerous situation and made her feel safe.

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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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