New funding to continue Calderdale rough sleeper service

Calderdale Council has awarded new funding to a scheme that supports rough sleepers, meaning that this work can continue for another two years. The scheme, run by Horton Housing and called Street Reach, has been extended to include work with people who beg on the streets. Horton Housing will work jointly with the Council to look into what leads people to take up begging, how to tackle it and what advice they can give to the public on how to respond to it. Outreach workers will approach people and try to build a relationship with them to try to understand why they are begging. They will try to work with them to access the right support to divert them from this – whether it is help with benefits, or putting…
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New location for young people’s homeless service in Calderdale

New location for young people’s homeless service in Calderdale

Horton Housing’s service for young people in Calderdale who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness has moved to new, bigger premises. A large derelict building on the outskirts of Halifax has been redeveloped as a result of a partnership between Chartford Housing, Homes England and Calderdale Council. The refurbished building has 14 units of high quality accommodation which will be managed by Horton Housing to house young homeless people from Calderdale. The building includes offices where support staff from Horton Housing’s Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service (YPASS) will be based and on hand to assist the young people. YPASS also provides advice and support for young people aged 16-21 (or 25 if they are care leavers). This includes drop in advice sessions for people seeking support on housing,…
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Service: NewStart – Calderdale

Phone 01422 357167 | Email : mailto:newstartreferrals@hortonhousing.co.uk   NewStart provides prevention and support services across Calderdale for people aged 16 and over, who are ex-offenders or at risk of offending. The service supports clients to secure and sustain accommodation and provides ongoing support to enable them to resettle effectively and reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Our services include: Floating Support – personalised, flexible one-to-one support provided in the person’s own home or at a venue of their choice. Accommodation – 6 units of dispersed emergency/ short-term accommodation across Calderdale. This allows for rapid assessment upon release from prison and prevents sofa surfing and disengagement from services. Bond Guarantee Scheme – facilitating access to the private sector to those who may have difficulty accessing social housing. Volunteering & Peer Mentoring Support – opportunities…
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Service: Street Reach

Service: Street Reach

Phone or text "Support" (for call back) to Stacy 07584 015772| Tel: 01422 323397 Email : street.reach@hortonhousing.co.uk   Street Reach provides prevention and support services for people who are 18 years and over and rough sleeping or street begging in Calderdale. We work flexibly to engage with people who are homeless, securing short-term accommodation and helping them to move into longer-term settled accommodation. We have emergency accommodation (crash pads) and also offer a bond scheme to help people who are homeless to move into private rented accommodation. This is a short-term service with support lasting up to three months. We work with a range of partners to secure longer-term support where necessary. If you see someone street begging,  sleeping rough, or evidence that someone is sleeping rough get in touch…
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Service: STARS – Substance, Tenancy & Resettlement Service

Service: STARS – Substance, Tenancy & Resettlement Service

Phone 01484 411879 | Email : stars@hortonhousing.co.uk STARS provides temporary accommodation and a support service for single, homeless people (aged 16 and over) in recovery from alcohol or drug use. We have 15 self-contained single person properties in various locations across Calderdale and Kirklees. Each resident has their own bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom; some properties have a study space. All properties are fully furnished and equipped. The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Support workers visit the properties twice a week (depending on the clients’ needs) and offer housing-related support. Staff work with residents to develop independent living skills, find move-on accommodation and support with accessing drug or alcohol treatment programmes. Residents moving on from the service are expected to maintain an independent, substance free,…
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Service: Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS)

Service: Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS)

Phone 01422 385993 | Email : ypass@hortonhousing.co.uk YPASS provides support to young people, aged between 16 and 21 (up to the age of 25 for care leavers) in Calderdale who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Drop-ins run Monday to Friday, please check times with the service . Clients are given advice and support on housing, substance misuse, mental health, budgeting and training and employment. Our office has computers for clients to build their CVs, look for work and bid on properties. A meeting room and two interview rooms are also available. Clients are supported to access grants in addition to training and education. We have access to some accommodation and a bond scheme to support clients into appropriate housing. We offer a floating support service to give housing-related…
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Service: Intensive Housing Management – Calderdale

Service: Intensive Housing Management – Calderdale

Phone 01422 355132 | Email : mailto:ihmcalderdale@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 in Halifax town centre. 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 16 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 to find this support. IHM provides short to…
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