Recovery Focus is getting behind a new national campaign that aims to ensure that people who need extra support will always have a home that meets their needs.
Starts at Home brings together a coalition of charities, housing associations and cross-party politicians calling on the Government to ensure that every person who needs extra help through supported housing gets it.
The Government is currently reviewing how supported housing is funded and is expected to finalise its plans next year. We believe that the Government must take this opportunity to fully fund supported housing, and put these vital services on a sustainable footing for the long term.
Recovery Focus has joined this campaign to help persuade the Government to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs. We’re sharing some of the inspiring stories about people using our supported housing services and the positive impacts it has had on their lives.
On joining the campaign Recovery Focus Chief executive Derek Caren said:
“We want to do our bit to help persuade the Government that it needs to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs. We want to tell positive stories of people who have gained independence, confidence and stability through supported housing. We want to create an alliance of organisations and cross-party politicians to back Starts at Home.”
How can you get involved?
There are several ways that people can get involved in this campaign. Firstly if you or a family member have a positive experience of supported housing through Recovery Focus or its partners and wish to share this story please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The campaign itself will be evolving over time so please do keep an eye on this webpage for future announcements.