Horton Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS) works in Kirklees with people aged 16+ who, due to their support needs, are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or who need assistance to maintain their tenancy.
Priority is given to those who are assessed as being at greatest need/risk of homelessness. Additional needs such as mental health, vulnerability to abuse, substance misuse, chaotic lifestyle/multiple needs, and social isolation, will be taken into consideration.
HIPS is a floating support service, providing housing related support to help clients develop the skills they need to live independently and maintain a tenancy. Our team of Intervention Workers visit their clients on a weekly basis, in their own home, or the place they are staying e.g. temporary accommodation.
The service also offers housing-related intervention and crisis support. Our Triage Workers provide housing related crisis support and one-off interventions at a variety of drop-in locations throughout Kirklees.
HIPS is a short-term service, which means support is expected to last no longer than 12 months.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
To make a referral:
You can refer yourself directly or a referral can be made on your behalf.
HIPS, 13 Cartwright Court, Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Huddersfield, HD2 1GN