Case study: Yuma

Case study: Yuma

Yuma would like to become a social worker one day – and after learning to speak English in just nine months, it is a realistic ambition. She had come to England from Spain with very little English and at first spent a lot of time at home as she lacked confidence. But getting involved in the Connecting Opportunities project run at Horton Housing’s training centre opened up a whole new world to her. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. Yuma’s enthusiasm and commitment to learning English in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) saw her make rapid progress and within six months she had gone up an incredible six levels. Yuma has gone on to complete…
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Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Horton Housing is one of ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants that are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). Connecting Opportunities provides support to migrants aged 15 and above, who: have permission to work in the UK but are not in work live in West Yorkshire or parts of North Yorkshire have arrived in the UK within the last 10 years and do not have British Citizenship The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for…
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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Current Volunteering Opportunities

To find out more about any of the opportunities below, or to get a full job description, please email volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk or contact the Volunteer Service Manager on 01274 753352 or 07525 667895 We provide volunteers with an induction, support, regular supervision and training and will reimburse you for expenses required for the role, such as payment towards travel. To apply for our volunteering roles, please fill out the volunteer application form Outreach Befriender Volunteer with Street Reach We are looking for compassionate and friendly individuals who can assist our Street Reach team in Calderdale with client-focused and general tasks. The No Second Night Out service is a housing-related support and outreach service for people who are rough sleeping or sofa surfing and not engaging with other services. The service has recently been…
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Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain confidence, meet new people, learn new skills, build your CV and keep active. Volunteers play a vital role in Horton Housing, helping us to deliver good quality services for vulnerable people. We have a wide range of opportunities across Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and North Yorkshire. Full support and training will be given and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. If you are interested in volunteering, please email volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk or contact us on 01274 753352. Current volunteering opportunities To view our latest volunteer roles - click here Corporate volunteering We have a variety of opportunities available for your team to develop community partnerships. These range from: Magical makeover – spend a day transforming a room or outside area at one of our hostels…
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