At Sanctuary Supported Living, we want to promote the benefits of supported housing, as well as connect with our residents and customers about what really matters to them.
Through national campaigns, we can collectively make a difference and promote inclusion for all, by raising awareness of the challenges faced by the people we support.
Read about some of the annual national campaigns that we support and participate in.
Held every year in early February, Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. It’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.
Mental Health Awareness Week is held every year in mid-May, and is led by the Mental Health Foundation. Sanctuary Supported Living services take part in the campaign to encourage residents and staff to talk about their experiences with mental health. Recent topics have included sleep and body image.
Starts At Home Day, which is led by the National Housing Federation, is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of supported housing services, like ours. We believe that with the right housing and support in place, the people we support can turn their lives around, make positive changes for the future and feel confident that they can live as independently as possible.
Silver Sunday, held on the first Sunday in October, is a national day where people of all generations can come together by hosting fun and free activities for older people. It is a day where older people can meet new people, visit new places, try new activities and connect with their local communities and the generations around them.
The World Federation for Mental Health marks World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. We believe it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness of mental health problems and start conversations around the importance of good mental health.
World Homeless Day is marked annually around the world on 10 October. It aims to raise awareness of the needs of homeless people and how to help make a difference in the community.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence begins on 25 November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and also White Ribbon Day, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It’s an international campaign that aims to raise awareness of, and prevent, violence against women and girls.
Sanctuary is proud to be a supporter of the White Ribbon campaign, which aims to engage men and boys to end violence against women and girls.
Ready Steady Grow
As well as taking part in external campaigns, Sanctuary Supported Living has its own campaign to encourage residents to get outside and enjoy gardening - with the aim of improving their physical health and mental wellbeing, and supporting them to form valuable links within their services and their local community.
Ready Steady Grow is our annual gardening competition for residents at all our supported living services and retirement communities. Whether you have access to a communal garden, allotment, or courtyard, you can inspire us with developing your garden, and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs! For more information, visit our Get Involved page.