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Warm this Winter: Our 2023 Donations Campaign

Horton Housing Association is pleased to launch our annual donations campaign, Warm this Winter. Thanks to the generosity of the local community, last year’s Christmas Toy Appeal was a huge success, ensuring that children across our services had a present to open on Christmas morning. Now, as families and individuals continue to struggle with the …

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Horton Housing Association’s 2023 Annual Review

The Annual Review is a look back at the organisation in 2022-23 and includes information about our finances, our housing portfolio and how global and local issues impact our business. To read Horton Housing Association’s 2023 Annual Review, please click here.

Presenting: Our Stories

We are proud to launch Our Stories, an online publication celebrating the voices of our colleagues, volunteers and the people Horton Housing supports. To download your free copy, use either of the links below. We would like to thank everybody who has helped contribute their stories towards this publication.

Volunteering & Me: David’s Story

“I see a bright future for the young people here. Sometimes, people can’t see their own potential and I want to encourage that, I really do,” explains YPASS volunteer David, briefly interrupted by laughter and music in the activities room next door. “That will be Just Dance on the Wii, but I’m not sure on …

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Time to Talk Day: Tom’s Story

“Talking is massive,” explains Tom, a volunteer at Horton Housing’s Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS). “With mental health issues, if you isolate them and they are stuck inside your own head, it will start to eat away at you. Connecting with people is a massive thing, as is having a select group of …

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Cold Weather Arrangements

With temperatures plummeting, here is a reminder of the cold weather arrangements for each local authority area. Bradford: The Cold Weather provision is a multi-agency partnership that provides emergency bed spaces in Bradford for people experiencing rough sleeping on freezing winter nights, commissioned by Bradford Council. The service operates between 1 October and 30 April …

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Khalil’s story

Survival is all Khalil* has ever known. Bitter conflict has ravaged his homeland for as long as he can remember. Sweltering summers made way for bitterly cold winters and food and water supply were not always a guarantee. Danger lurked around every corner. “Five years ago in Afghanistan, it was very unsafe because in every …

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Could hostel living be suitable for me?

For those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, the winter months offer a very difficult challenge. At Horton Housing, we have short-term supported accommodation, commonly referred to as hostels, across the region ready to support individuals or families. Below are five very common misconceptions about the type of accommodation available. ‘I will have to stay …

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