Case studies

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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Case study: Justin

Justin came to our Craven Homeless Hub after losing three people he loved in just six months. “I lost my mum, my mate and my grandma. It was like someone had pulled the carpet from under me, my world turned upside down. I had always worked until this but I had to take lots of …

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Case study: Rose and James

Rose and James* were referred to our STAY at Home service in October 2019. Before they came to Horton Housing, the couple were in the process of having their private rented home repossessed, due to their landlord not paying the mortgage. The property had no functional heating and their furniture was ruined by living in …

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Case study: Jason

Before Jason* came to our STAY at Home service, he was living in a poorly maintained property, had no benefits and relied on food parcels and utility vouchers. Previously he had lived with his parents. After their passing, he sold the property and became a victim of financial abuse. A support worker at STAY at Home …

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Case study: Laura

Laura* was placed in Horton Housing’s Grattan Studios in Bradford due to fleeing a previous tenancy. Whilst living in Grattan Studios she became tenancy ready and was referred to Horton’s Bradford Tenancy Support Service (BTSS) for support with finding permanent accommodation. Laura was matched to a property and with joint working between Grattan Studios and …

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CASE STUDY: Saidya

Horton Housing started supporting Saidya in August 2019. After helping her achieve many of her goals, it was planned for her to be discharged from our STAY at Home Bradford service. But when lockdown was imposed, Saidya’s language barrier proved to cause her further difficulties, as she was unable to access any other services, so …

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Aeham’s artwork for Refugee Week

Aeham created this image for Refugee Week 2020. Aeham is a client on our Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP). The programme is run with World Jewish Relief and is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. “Hi my name is Aeham, I was born in Syria and I moved to the …

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Case study: Nadia

“I am not frightened of Covid-19. I’ve been through war, I’ve seen slaughter and bloodshed, I’ve known hunger and real danger. This is just a disease and I’m not afraid of it.” These are the words of Nadia, a Syrian refugee who has been a frontline worker in a Pharmacy in Yorkshire throughout the current …

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Case study: Joseph

Joseph, 19, hopes to become a professional football player one day. Joseph plays for Bradford Park Avenue’s youth team. He quickly showcased his talent, having scored goals in every match he played since joining the club in 2019. Joseph would like to thank Bradford Park Avenue for giving him the chance and hopes to go …

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Case study: Alison

Alison was referred to Horton Housing by her CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse). She had been living in private accommodation but felt unsafe there. She moved to our Intensive Housing Management Accommodation in Water Street, Huddersfield two years ago. ‘I used to get up early in the morning and wander the street. The workmen were not …

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