For 15 years Les and Anne lived together in supported living accommodation. But, as the years went on, it became apparent that their old home had become unsuitable for their changing needs. They both needed their own space but still wanted to live together.

In July 2018, two flats opposite each other became available in Progress Housing Group’s supported living accommodation for people with learning disabilities in Liverpool.

The couple had been engaged for 10 years when they moved in to our Liverpool supported housing scheme, but it was in the summer of 2019, with the help of their support team, that the couple were finally able to make their long-dreamt-of wedding happen with a blessing ceremony in the beautiful rear garden at the scheme.

Since moving in, Anne and Les have said how much they love their new homes; it used to be just the two of them but now they have many friends and live with other service users. They especially love having parties!


Progress Housing Group’s Supported Living Housing Officer, Carly, said, “Les and Anne’s journey of finding love against the odds is such a gorgeous story as so few of our tenants find love, let alone in later life. We wish Anne and Les lots more joy and happiness together."

You can watch Les and Anne's story, here: