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Video stories from Hull

Homeless people in Hull recently joined us in a bid to protect and celebrate supported housing by backing a national campaign called ‘Starts at Home’.

The campaign, led by the National Housing Federation, aims to put pressure on the Government continue to invest in supported housing in the future. This is following recent announcements that it would still fund all supported housing through the benefits system.

We spoke to three of the 30 residents who live at The Orchard in Hull, one of our supported housing schemes developed in partnership with Hull City council and homeless charity Emmaus Hull and East Riding.

The three companions spoke to us about their difficult pasts and the importance of supported housing to the lives of people, like themselves, who have hit hard times.

Phil Hill, 52, turned to heroin and crack cocaine for comfort when his divorce broke down, but with help from The Orchard he was able to turn his life around.

Abused for years as a child, Dylan Whiting, 20, eventually decided life on the streets was better than what he was enduring at home.

When Daryl Peachy, 35, lost his job and home he was forced to shoplift to survive. Daryl ended up in prison where he was referred to the supported housing scheme that he credits with saving his life.

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