Mark’s story

Mark came to Horton’s Spring Street accommodation in Kirklees in September 2023. He had a drug addiction and became homeless as a result. Through his stay at Spring Street and connecting with local drug support organisations and charities, Mark worked on moving away from his addiction and is now in recovery. This is his story. …

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Allison’s story

“I am putting together my lived experience with my education,” explains Housing Support Worker Allison, proudly scrolling through photos of her recent graduation. “My education is really important for working together with other professionals and understanding the laws and things like that, but my lived experiences have taught me empathy and an understanding of where …

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Elyas’ story

Elyas and his family arrived in the UK in January 2022. They were relocated to a bridging hotel in Bradford as part of the Government’s response to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. Elyas had worked in the British Embassy in Kabul as a teacher of English. This meant that he and his family were not …

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Meet Lucas

Lucas shares his experience of settling in Horton’s Craven Homeless Hub in Skipton and getting the chance to be himself. Greetings! I’m Lucas, a 24-year-old with a passion for creating unique fictional worlds and immersing myself in storytelling. Whether it’s through world-building, crafting narratives, or even playing Minecraft, I find joy in transporting myself and …

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Shabana’s story

I had been drinking for 20 years (I’m 42 now) and went into detox in November 2022 when I came to HIPS (Horton Intervention and Prevention Service). I have now been clean for around four months. I have lived a rough life. I fled from domestic violence and have been in and out of hospital. …

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