Trafford Housing Trust

Trust supports campaign to celebrate supported housing

01 September 2016

Trafford Housing Trust is highlighting the great benefits of supported housing as part of Starts at Home day.

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The Starts at Home campaign celebrates supported housing and tells the stories of people in communities across the country who have gained independence or rebuilt their confidence through these vital services proved with a safe and secure home, including sheltered accommodation, extra-care scheme, 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.

The funding system for supported housing is currently being reviewed by the Government, after which a new funding mechanism will be set up. The National Housing Federation and Trafford Housing Trust are joining the campaign to persuade the Government to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs.

Matthew Gardiner, CEO of Trafford Housing Trust said, “Our extra-care and sheltered housing gives independence,stability and confidence to people who need extra support.  Everybody deserves to live in a home that meets their needs."  

David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation 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 Homes 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.”

Alf and IvyAlf and Ivy, both aged 94, live in a sheltered scheme in Trafford. Ivy believes supported housing has given them a life of their own; “We’ve never been happier. We are independent, receive the right level of support and we are also part of this community – it feels good”.

Find out about the Trust's independent living services and add your voice to the campaign at www.startsathome.org.uk

 

 

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