Case study: Joseph

Case study: Joseph

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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 on to play for the club's first team. He is dedicated to football as he trains every day, practicing at the club or in his spare time. He said: “My life is football. Football keeps my life safe.” Joseph’s passion for football began at an early age. His father got him into the sport and encouraged him to follow his dream to play professionally. Born in Uganda, he played football for a number of academies…
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Case study: Leah’s story

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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 at another hostel but my mental health deteriorated and I wasn’t looking after myself. I received little support and got into a lot of debt. “It was also easy for anyone to access the building as you could get in by just using a fob. People would go into the hostel and cause trouble, which meant that the police would regularly turn up.” Leah moved into our GLS accommodation a day after having applied for…
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Case study: Hannah’s story

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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 first love and they subsequently got back together, planning to move to Grassington with the children. He was a great dad to her three children, the eldest of which has ADHD and learning difficulties. Sadly, at just 34, he died from a brain clot. ‘I never grieved properly because I didn’t want to see my kids upset,’ she said. ‘My eldest son was quite a handful back then. He didn’t sleep so we were up…
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Service: STAY at Home – Keighley

Service: STAY at Home – Keighley

Phone: 01535 683612 | Email: stay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY at Home provides housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The team will visit you in your own home, or the place where you are living at the moment i.e. if you are in temporary accommodation. The service is aimed at vulnerable people with high levels of need. For example, you may have problems with drugs or alcohol, mental health issues or offending behaviour. You do not have to have a recognised diagnosis of a mental health condition or a specific disability, but you may have experienced periods of homelessness or have an unsettled lifestyle which puts you at risk of homelessness. We offer support to: Find suitable accommodation Set up and maintain…
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Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Phone 01274 305683 | Email : stayinboldshay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Boldshay / Assisi offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We have two hostels in Bradford: STAY in Boldshay and STAY in Assisi. Both hostels have 10 units of accommodation, which are available for men only. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in the Bradford area (these are called 'dispersed properties') available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men and women, aged…
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Service: STAY in Millhaven

Service: STAY in Millhaven

Phone 01274 305965 | Email : millhavenstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Millhaven offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Millhaven hostel in Bradford is for women only and has 20 units of accommodation. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford and Shipley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. Please note: The visiting service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children. The service is aimed at vulnerable people…
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Service: STAY in Grattan

Service: STAY in Grattan

Phone 01274 726494 | Email : grattanstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Grattan offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The hostel in Bradford has 23 units of accommodation which are for men and women. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children. The service is…
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Service: STAY at Home

Service: STAY at Home

Phone 01274 379736 | Email: stay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY at Home provides housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The team can visit you in your own home, temporary accommodation or somewhere more convenient for you e.g. a family member's house, public place or our office. The service is aimed at vulnerable people with high levels of need, for example, you may have problems with drugs or alcohol, mental health or offending behaviour. You do not have to have a recognised diagnosis of a mental health condition or a specific disability, but you may be experiencing difficulties in these areas. You may also have experienced periods of homelessness or have an unsettled lifestyle which puts you at risk of homelessness. We offer…
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Service: Community Support Agency – Mental Health Team

Service: Community Support Agency – Mental Health Team

Phone 01274 379725 | Email : communitysupport@hortonhousing.co.uk The Community Support Agency (CSA) aims to improve or maintain good mental health and wellbeing by offering support in your own home. We provide support to people aged 16 or over, whether single, a couple or a family, who have severe and enduring mental health problems and are supported via a Community Mental Health team. The service takes a recovery-based approach, working to equipping you with skills and build resilience to live a fulfilled and independent life. We aim to help you address your needs within six months. The service is available from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. However, out of hours support is available where necessary. To make a referral: To make a referral, or contact us: Phone: 01274 379725…
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Service: Intensive Housing Management – Bradford

Service: Intensive Housing Management – Bradford

Phone 01274 591997 | Email : ihm@hortonhousing.co.uk Intensive Housing Management (IHM) provides accommodation for people who have support needs and may find it difficult to access mainstream housing. The accommodation is based at several locations across the Bradford district, including Bradford, Shipley and Keighley. All accommodation is self-contained and fully furnished, including white goods. Housing management staff are available throughout the day, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Night security staff are on site at some of our properties. You must be 18 or over to be eligible for the service, which provides accommodation for single people, couples or families with one or more children. Teenage parents are also considered. You must have support in place before an offer of accommodation can be made, however, we may be able to assist you…
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