Volunteer-run library opens at the Training Centre

Since 2022 Horton Housing’s Training Centre (HHTC) has been offering a book borrowing service, in response to requests from students asking if they could take books home either for themselves or their families to help improve their English and compliment their ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. They found accessing libraries very difficult …

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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.

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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FOCUS ON: Our Horton Intervention and Support Service in Kirklees

Our Horton Intervention & Support Service (HIPS) in Kirklees works alongside people who are experiencing homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or are at risk of losing their home due to experiencing difficult times. HIPS is a community based support service which helps people to transition out of difficult circumstances and take control of their …

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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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Accreditation reflects Horton Housing’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Horton Housing has been awarded the Housing Diversity Network Accreditation recognising its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The assessors found that Horton Housing has an open and inclusive culture and that our customers are engaged and empowered to shape the services we provide. The assessors found clear ownership of equality, diversity and inclusion by …

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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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