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Happiness Starts At Home

3 September 2021

Sanctuary Retirement Living is supporting Starts At Home Day today, an initiative led by the National Housing Federation (NHF) aimed at celebrating the positive impact of supported housing.

Resident Ronald McKinven

The annual campaign, now in its fifth year, aims to highlight the invaluable work of the supported housing sector, and the effect it has on individuals. The experience of supporting people through the pandemic has shown the value of care and support services, such as retirement living communities, like Sanctuary’s, and the difference that having a safe and secure place to live can make to people’s lives. 

Through Starts At Home Day, the NHF also aims to bring its members and supporters together, to secure funding for long-term support for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, to help them thrive in their tenancy and live as independently as possible.

Sanctuary Retirement Living is supporting Starts At Home Day by highlighting its residents’ experiences of living in our retirement communities.  

This includes our latest resident story from Ron, who receives support at Middleton House in Cheltenham. Read more resident stories or staff stories, to find out more about how retirement living services enable people to live happy, fulfilling and independent 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.”

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