The Government’s announcement on future funding of supported housing didn’t come before summer recess as expected, so it’s important that we use the Starts at Home campaign to maintain the profile of supported housing.
1 August 2018
Ahead of the Government's funding announcement, we’re maintaining a dialogue with civil servants and ministers and urging them not to extend this period of uncertainty any longer than necessary. Although we don’t anticipate a significant delay, it’s vital that we use the Starts at Home campaign to keep supported housing high on the political agenda.
Starts at Home
This year Starts at Home Day will be on 31 August. It will build on the success of last year’s campaign, which saw 36 MPs visit supported housing schemes and 3,400 tweets using the #startsathome hashtag – generating a potential reach of 2.4 million people.
We know this campaign, and our engagement with MPs to show the importance of supported housing, has a really big impact, so urge you to get involved where you can by:
- Requesting a Starts at Home campaign board to use in photo opportunities
- Submitting case studies for short-term supported housing services such as hostels, refuges and mental health services
- Downloading our infographics to share on social media
- Inviting your local MPs and stakeholders to visit supported housing schemes.
Nearer the day, we’ll also have a template press release and other campaign materials.
Further information is available on the Starts at Home website.