Hostels and supported housing are a vital lifeline for people who are at a point in their lives where they would struggle to live independently. They providing a secure and stable environment and ongoing support for people with a range of needs including mental ill-health, substance use and physical health problems.

Last year, our hostels gave more than 1,000 people a safe place to live and one-to-one support, helping them with their ongoing needs and, for some, to take their final steps towards independence.

To celebrate #StartsAtHomeDay 2019, we spoke to a few of them about their experience with SHP's supported accommodation services in the video above.

Starts at Home Day is a day of celebration where housing associations and charities up and down the UK showcase supported housing and the positive impact it makes on thousands of lives.

To find out more about the campaign, click here.