Dennis is now as ‘snug as a bug’ after moving into supported housing

Dennis says moving into his Leypark Court home four years ago was the best decision he made, after previously being cooped up in his three bedroom home.

Today we’re celebrating Starts at Home Day, which champions supported housing and the positive impact it makes on thousands of lives.

Dennis, who suffers from osteomyelitis uses a buggy to move around and relocated to Leypark Court when getting around the family home became too difficult.

He said: “Where I was in Whitleigh the house just got too big, the walking facilities weren’t good, I was 24 hours a day in the house. I couldn’t go out with the buggy because we had steps all the way down through.”

There was a place available at Leycourt Park and Dennis instantly fell in love with what would become his new home.

“I had a look and fell in love with the place right away, it has given me fifty per cent of my life back out here. Everything is handy, everything is flat.

“When I’ve asked someone to do something they do it. I had a big step out there and I couldn’t step outside so they came and built it up so I could get my leg over.

“I’ve been happy since I’ve been here, as snug as a bug.”