Hostels and supported housing are a vital lifeline for homeless and vulnerable people who are at a point in their lives where they would struggle to live independently. 

Up to 600 people live in our hostels and supported housing at any one time. They provide a stable and secure environment and one to one support for people with a range of needs, including mental health problems, substance misuse and the needs of vulnerable young people, including those leaving care. 

The government is currently reviewing how supported housing (including homeless hostels) will be funded in the future. SHP is supporting the Starts at Home campaign, which calls on the government to fully fund supported housing for years to come. As austerity cuts, welfare reform and spiralling rents push more and more people into homelessness, the need for supported housing has never been greater.

Using the Starts at Home website, you can ask your MP to call on the Government to ensure vulnerable people will always have a home that meets their needs.

Starts at Home is run by the National Housing Federation and aims to bring together an alliance of organisations, cross-party politicians and the public.


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