Case study: Darren

Case study: Darren

Darren came to BRICSS after having his left leg amputated,following complications from a stroke. His privately rented home was unsuitable for him to return to because there were damp problems which he felt had already affected his health. He said: “I was living on my own place but the landlord neglected the property. I was becoming ill with the damp. The place was falling apart. I had a blood clot in my leg and right side of brain. I went for a test at BRI, then woke up to find out I had had a stroke on the Sunday morning. “Then on the Tuesday I was told they were going to take my leg off. I’m fine with it. I’m not one for wallowing.” Darren was then offered a place…
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Case study: Daniel

Case study: Daniel

Daniel, 32, was going through a difficult period in his life when a friend recommended he got in touch with Horton Housing. He became homeless after a relationship breakdown and for a while slept rough or stayed with friends. One of these friends recommended he contacted Horton Housing. He said: “I had been going through some difficult stuff in my personal life and my head went for a bit and I started self-harming.” But through Horton’s STAY in Grattan scheme, Daniel has been getting support for his mental health, paying off debts and getting his life back on track. He has been with the scheme for six months and support workers have allowed him to stay on for longer until he feels ready to live independently. “Everyone has been really…
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Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Phone 01484 411870 | Email : hips@hortonhousing.co.uk 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…
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Service: NewStart – Calderdale

Phone 01422 357167 | Email : mailto:newstartreferrals@hortonhousing.co.uk   NewStart provides prevention and support services across Calderdale for people aged 16 and over, who are ex-offenders or at risk of offending. The service supports clients to secure and sustain accommodation and provides ongoing support to enable them to resettle effectively and reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Our services include: Floating Support – personalised, flexible one-to-one support provided in the person’s own home or at a venue of their choice. Accommodation – 6 units of dispersed emergency/ short-term accommodation across Calderdale. This allows for rapid assessment upon release from prison and prevents sofa surfing and disengagement from services. Bond Guarantee Scheme – facilitating access to the private sector to those who may have difficulty accessing social housing. Volunteering & Peer Mentoring Support – opportunities…
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Service: Craven Homeless Hub

Phone 01756 794882  |  Text 07932 644973  |  Email:pinderhouse@hortonhousing.co.uk Craven Homeless Hub provides a “hub” based at Pinder House in central Skipton for people who have a high level of housing need, in particular those currently or at risk of rough sleeping, and with an unsettled lifestyle, and other support needs. There are three parts to the service: Day Services - offers a lifeline to people who are rough sleeping, or in need of housing or living in poor accommodation.  It is a warm, safe, sociable place, but also a point of contact for getting help with housing and other problems.  Advice and all kinds of practical help and support are on offer under one roof, in easy-access, comfortable surroundings.  Day services are delivered by Craven Homeless Hub staff, as…
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Case study: Charlotte

Case study: Charlotte

Charlotte (not her real name), 17, has been living at one of Horton Housing's hostels for several weeks. She came to the hostel after separating from her partner, with whom she had been living with at another hostel in Bradford. Charlotte is having a positive experience at Horton Housing's hostel and she is grateful for the staff there. She said: "I enjoy living by myself and learning how to live independently. It's nice because you come back to your own place and I'm keeping a roof over my head. The staff support you through it. They are there to talk to and they try to help me as much as they can. I give credit to them - they are brilliant. Now that I'm here I don't have any problems…
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Service: Street Reach

Service: Street Reach

Phone or text "Support" (for call back) to Stacy 07584 015772| Tel: 01422 323397 Email : street.reach@hortonhousing.co.uk   Street Reach provides prevention and support services for people who are 18 years and over and rough sleeping or street begging in Calderdale. We work flexibly to engage with people who are homeless, securing short-term accommodation and helping them to move into longer-term settled accommodation. We have emergency accommodation (crash pads) and also offer a bond scheme to help people who are homeless to move into private rented accommodation. This is a short-term service with support lasting up to three months. We work with a range of partners to secure longer-term support where necessary. If you see someone street begging,  sleeping rough, or evidence that someone is sleeping rough get in touch…
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Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Phone 01274 305683 | Email : boldshaystay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Boldshay / Assisi offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We have two hostels in Bradford: STAY in Boldshay and STAY in Assisi. Both hostels have 10 units of accommodation, which are available for men only. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men…
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Service: STAY in Millhaven

Service: STAY in Millhaven

Phone 01274 305965 | Email : millhavenstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Millhaven offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Millhaven hostel in Bradford is for women only and has 20 units of accommodation. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. Please note: The visiting service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children.…
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Service: STAY in Grattan

Service: STAY in Grattan

Phone 01274 726494 | Email : grattanstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Grattan offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The hostel in Bradford has 23 units of accommodation which are for men and women. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children. The service is…
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