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Starts at Home Day

Posted on 01 September 2017

As part of today’s Starts at Home day, we are highlighting the contribution supported housing makes across our areas of operation. You can read our resident Doxie’s story here and hear first-hand why she loves living in supported housing in Lewisham.

Starts at Home, now in its second year and run by the National Housing Federation, celebrates how supported housing helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people regain their independence and confidence.

Housing associations provide a wide range of vital supported housing services including sheltered accommodation, refuges for domestic violence victims, homelessness shelters and housing for those with disabilities.

Our support comes as uncertainty surrounds the future funding of supported housing. The National Housing Federation and its members are campaigning to persuade the Government to commit to ensuring that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs.

Tony Morgan, Head of Housing at Hyde, said: “Hyde is proud to provide almost 4000 people with homes in 433 schemes. Supported housing is essential to meet the needs of vulnerable residents who want to live independently in a safe environment.”

David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation said: “Supported housing helps people to live independently and achieve their aspirations in a safe and secure home. It is a critical time for supported housing; we must highlight how vital a lifeline it is to so many vulnerable people and show Government why supported housing should be put on a secure and sustainable footing for the future.”