Case studies

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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Case study: Leah’s story

Leah, 18, came to our Group Living Service (GLS) accommodation in Bradford in June 2018. After a year of support, Leah’s mental health has improved and she is now living independently in her own home. She said: “I found out about the GLS hostel as two of my friends were living there. I was staying …

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Case study: Arabia

Arabia was facing eviction because the mess in her house had become unmanageable. She had lived in her home for 19 years and raised her three children there. Arabia has a number of serious health problems and very limited mobility. She is in a lot of pain most of the time. Arabia had become confined …

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Case study: Hannah’s story

Hannah* came to Horton Housing just days before giving birth to her daughter. Hannah had suffered domestic violence with her former partner. He had taken Hannah and her three children hostage and threatened to kill them before punching her six-year-old son in the face. Her friend helped her escape the situation. He had been her …

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