Wendy’s story

Wendy is able to continue to live fairly independently with the support of the scheme manager at Yvonne Robertson House.

“I’m diabetic and on insulin, and it’s nice to know somebody checks on me in the morning to make sure I haven’t gone into a coma. It’s lovely being here as all the people that look after me are really kind. They also arrange outings and things like shopping, which really helps me. But the best thing about living here is that I feel safe”

Wendy moved into a sheltered housing scheme for over 60’s in November 2015. If Wendy didn’t live Yvonne Robertson House she would have to live with relatives or in a care home. Living in supported housing allows Wendy to keep her independence. “I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t able to stay here. The only other alternative I think would be to move in with my son and daughter in law, but that’s not something either I or my relatives would want to do.”

The thing that Wendy most likes about living at Yvonne Robertson House is that she feels 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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