At Sanctuary Supported Living, connecting with our residents about what matters to them is really important to us. Here, you can read about national campaigns that we have been involved with, all with the aim of enhancing residents' lives.

Starts at Home

Starts at Home Day, led by the National Housing Federation, is a celebration of supported housing taking place in August each year.

In 2019 we shared stories from staff and residents, who are all proud of the positive impact that supported housing has had on their lives.

Here are some links to videos of current and former residents talking about what Sanctuary Supported Living has done for them:

Resident celebrating Starts at Home

Resident Teresa Arnold from Hilltop House

Read resident life stories about how supported living has helped to shape their lives:

Sara Keetley, Operations Director – Sanctuary Supported Living, said: “Starts At Home Day is a vital day of action in our sector. It highlights the significance of what supported housing does in our society, as well as campaigning for much-needed support.

“It gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase the importance of what we do, from the perspective of the people who really make a difference – our frontline staff and residents.”

It isn’t only residents who benefit from supported housing. Sanctuary Supported Living’s deputy local service manager, Keira Harrison shares her experiences of the work she does at Fairfax Drive in Southend, Essex.

Neil Hall (PDF 93KB), deputy local service manager from Brighton and Hove Foyer, also describes how he and his team make a real difference to the lives of young people.

MPs have visited some of our services around the country to see the valued work we do. They’ve been chatting to residents from our services for young people and learning disabilities, and learning more about the personalised support on offer.

Previous campaigns:

Listed below are some of the previous campaigns Sanctuary Supported Living has supported.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

At Sanctuary Supported Living we were proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, led by the Mental Health Foundation.

We shared videos through our YouTube channel and spread the word about mental health through life stories from residents.

As well as having dedicated mental health services, Sanctuary Supported Living looks after the mental wellbeing of all its staff and residents. We offer a comprehensive benefits package for staff including an Employee Advice Service and 24 hour telephone support for residents when staff are not onsite, amongst other support.

Learning Disability Week 2019, led by Mencap, raised awareness of issues important to people with learning disabilities under the theme of sport and inclusion.

We shared some stories from Sanctuary Supported Living residents who do not let their learning disability get in the way of staying active. These are available to read below.

Learning Disability Week 2019


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