Starts at home2018-03-14T12:53:55+01:00

Peabody supports the Starts at Home campaign

The National Housing Federation recently launched the Starts at Home campaign which aims to ensure that people who need extra support will always have a home that meets their needs.

In practice the campaign is about recognising the valuable place that supported housing plays in the lives of vulnerable people who need extra help to live independently.

Supported housing provides people who may have no-where else to go a safe, secure and supportive environment where they can learn or re-learn the skills they need to move on into their own accommodation in the future. Trained staff are on hand to provide support around a range of different issues which could include housing, health, money, self-confidence and getting in to work or training.

Peabody provides supported housing schemes across all our areas of operation and for a wide range of customers; young people leaving care, people with mental health issues, older people, people with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and other complex needs.

Without these schemes, hundreds of people would be facing an uncertain future, especially with the Government’s review of how supported housing is funded.

So to help us prove how vital these kinds of services are, have a read through some case studies below from our customers and join the campaign at #startsathome on Twitter and Facebook.

Ashley, 22

Finding support and growing in confidence after moving into a specialist mental health scheme in Bexhill.

Kim, 42

Learning new life skills and making friends in a long term learning disability scheme in Southampton.

Jamie, 19

Becoming independent and finding a place to call home after leaving care at a young person’s scheme in Colchester.