Service: Horton Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS), Kirklees


Horton Intervention & Prevention Service (HIPS) is part of Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP).This is a partnership of social sector organisations, commissioned by Kirklees Council to support people in Kirklees who face an increased risk of homelessness as a result of their support needs.

HIPS works in Kirklees with people aged 16+ who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or who need assistance to maintain their tenancy.

Priority is given to those who are assessed as being at greatest need/risk of homelessness. Additional needs such as mental health, vulnerability to abuse, substance misuse, chaotic lifestyle/multiple needs, and social isolation, are taken into consideration.

HIPS is a floating support service, providing housing related support and education, training and employment support, to help clients develop the skills they need to live independently, maintain their tenancy, and achieve their aspirations. Our team of workers visit clients at an agreed frequency, in their own home, or the place they are staying e.g. temporary accommodation.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, although we may provide support outside of these times dependent on individual circumstances.

To make a referral:

You can refer yourself directly or a referral can be made on your behalf.

Phone: 01484 519 955 (Ext. 234 or 231) | Email :

You can also visit the KBOP website and download a Referral Form:

For an information discussion about HIPS, you can also contact the scheme on:

Phone: 01484 411 870 | Email:


Postal Enquiries:
HIPS, 13 Cartwright Court, Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Huddersfield, HD2 1GN


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