Service: BRICSS

Phone 01274 648904 | Email (& referrals): bricss@hortonhousing.co.uk Bradford Respite Intermediate Care Support Service (BRICSS) is a home from hospital scheme for people who are homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation and are being discharged from hospital. Run in partnership with Bevan Healthcare, the scheme provides short-term, temporary accommodation for people who need support with health and housing after leaving hospital. It helps to reduce ‘bed blocking’ in local hospitals. A ‘Pathway’ team is based in hospitals to identify clients who may benefit from the care offered by BRICSS. The 14 units are fully furnished and include laundry facilities. The service was a finalist in the UK Housing Awards in 2015 in the ‘Meeting Specialist Housing Needs’ category. BRICSS also won a Community Impact Award in 2015 in the ‘Health and…
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Service: New Communities

Service: New Communities

A partnership approach, working with Bradford Council and Bevan Healthcare CIC, to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK. The resettlement programmes we manage offer humanitarian protection and prioritise help for survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk, and those in need of medical care. Clients receive support for up to 12 months to settle into the UK. This includes: Housing-related support (e.g. help to manage a tenancy, set up bills) Health screening ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assessments Education assessments Individual needs assessments to develop support and integration plans Community engagement Welfare benefits advice Support into employment and Job Search advice. By the end of their first year in the UK, the vast majority…
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