This year we've been celebrating twenty-five years of making a positive impact on people and communities by providing high-quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities.

Meet Oli. 

Twenty-year-old Oli was homeless when he came to Parker House, our supported housing scheme for young people in Chorley, earlier this year.

He’d been sofa surfing at friends’ and at his mum’s home but was told it was a temporary arrangement. Oli was out of work and had been in trouble with the police. He suffers with depression and was finding it difficult to get his life on track. As his relationship with his mum and other family members got worse, he had no option but to leave.

Just months after moving to Parker House, and with help from his support worker, Christian, Oli now has a job and the financial independence he’d always wanted.

Since filming, Oli turned 21, and shortly afterwards managed to secure a flat of his own. He’s doing well, and has starting working extra hours in his job.

Oli's story is one of a series of short films that tell the stories of our customers as part of our 25 years of Progress celebrations.

To see more of our customer stories, please visit