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Hyde joins national Starts at Home campaign to celebrate supported housing

Posted on 31 August 2016

The Hyde Group is highlighting the benefits of its supported housing across London and in areas such as the South-east, the East of England and East Midlands, as part of the Starts at Home campaign launched by the National Housing Federation (NHF).

This campaign celebrates supported housing and tells the stories of people in communities across the country who have gained independence or rebuilt their confidence through extra care in a safe and secure home.

This includes sheltered accommodation, refuges for women fleeing domestic violence, shelters and supported homes for those at risk of homelessness, and supported housing for vulnerable young people and adults with disabilities.

Tony Morgan, Hyde’s Interim Director of Resident Services (The Regions) said: “Hyde is proud to be supporting the most vulnerable people in society by  providing the additional help they need in homes which enable them to live safely  and maintain their independence.”

Hyde owns close to 4,000 supported and sheltered housing units of accommodation ranging from women’s refuges to care homes and sheltered schemes for the over 55s. Hyde has 42 care homes and it works with 44 different specialist agencies who manage schemes on its behalf.

Tony added: “This month Hyde will be joining the NHF in its campaign to tell the stories of those residents who are benefitting from our supported housing.”

The funding system for supported housing is currently being reviewed by the government, after which a new funding mechanism will be set up. The NHF and its members, including Hyde, are campaigning to persuade the government to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs.

David Orr, Chief Executive at the NHF said: “Supported housing provides a safe and secure home that helps people to live independently and to achieve their aspirations. That's why we launched the Starts at Home campaign to celebrate the good work done by so many in the supported housing sector, and show the government why it’s such a crucial part of the housing fabric.”