Case studies

Starts at Home Day: Tom’s Supported Housing Journey

“Now I am settled, I can keep thinking positively and carrying on with what I am doing,” explain Tom, laughing with former support worker Justin. Tom started his journey with Horton Housing at Vale Street, a learning disability service in Todmorden and the Upper Valley area. When the service finished, Tom moved into shared accommodation …

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“I hope to use my experience to help others” – Paul’s Volunteering Story

Paul has recently joined our team of volunteers at Horton Housing, helping to run our new Tea, Toast and Talk Group, giving men a chance to open up in a respectful and supportive environment every Wednesday.  “I used talking groups when I was a client, which has helped me run these sessions because I know …

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Case study: Tom

Tom* lost his job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He left his home and started rough sleeping, as he could no longer afford his rent and utility bills. A member of Street Reach staff approached Tom and offered him support. After being introduced to the service and accepting support, Tom was provided with …

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Joe’s Story: “I have received all the support I could ever want”

“I’ve been interested in photography my whole life and have always found that photography is able to capture something unique and make other people really think about what they’re looking at,” explains Joe, a client in one of our Young People’s services. “I love being outdoors and taking photos because it allows you to be …

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Case study: Viv and Luke

Luke, 16, is living with Viv as part of our supported lodgings scheme in Calderdale. The scheme matches young people in the Calderdale area with Hosts who are happy to offer them a room in their home. The young person pays rent, and has the opportunity to develop their independent living skill further. They are …

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How Volunteering Helped Me: Ryan Roebuck

One of our Befrienders at Horton Housing has used his experiences of addiction to help support a client through his journey and has now found a full-time job working for the NHS’ Liaison and Diversion service. Volunteering in the Tenancy Sustainment Service, Ryan started midway through 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic ensured that the first few …

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