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.

World Homeless Day 2019

World Homeless Day on 10 October is an annual event aimed at drawing attention to the needs of homeless people, and celebrating the good work being done to prevent it.

At Sanctuary Supported Living, we have been marking the day by sharing stories of staff and residents from our homelessness services around the country.

We support our residents in a number of ways, with:

  • Supported housing
  • Preventative outreach work
  • Resettlement support
  • Floating support services


World Homeless Day logo

Residents and staff laughing in the garden

One of our residents, Jason, and former resident Kaylah, have talked about how they have been supported. These videos can be viewed here:

You can also read stories from our staff and residents about their experiences of living and working in our homelessness support services:

Residents in some of our services are able to benefit from useful communal facilities – young people living at Victoria Road in Hartlepool, which supports people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have been spending time in their newly refurbished garden.

The young residents worked together with staff to make the improvements, which included the transformation of wooden pallets into eye-catching garden furniture, the addition of colourful artwork and a brand new barbecue area.

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Two Victoria Road residents with the wooden pallet garden furniture.

Previous campaigns:

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

Starts At Home Day, led by the National Housing Federation, gave us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the value of staff and residents in our supported housing services across the country. Read stories from some of our residents whose lives have been positively impacted by supported housing:

Sanctuary residents support Starts at Home

Learning Disability Week 2019

    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.

    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 resident 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.

    Mental Health Awareness Week 2019


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