Case study: Arabia

Case study: Arabia

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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 to her living room where she slept on her reclining chair. Her son, who has autism and is selectively mute, was looking after her but was struggling to cope. Arabia hadn’t left the house in two-and-a-half years. Unable to use the kitchen, mother and son were living on take-away food. Rubbish, including food packaging, was mounting up putting Arabia at risk from fire and pests. She was distrustful of the housing officers who came around…
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Kind-hearted staff give homeless families the gift of Christmas

Kind-hearted staff give homeless families the gift of Christmas

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Generous staff at Eccleshill Treatment Centre, who are part of Westcliffe Health Innovations, have collected 22 boxes of goods for homeless families this Christmas. They gave toiletries, toys, books, household items, coats, hats, scarves, gloves and clothes for clients at various Horton Housing schemes in Bradford. Horton Housing provides housing, training and support services for vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and North Yorkshire. The donations will be distributed among families and single people who are living in temporary and supported accommodation this Christmas. Some of the toys are brand new and will be wrapped up for the children as Christmas presents from Santa. The toiletries will be given as gifts to young people aged 16-25 living in our group living accommodation…
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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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Kind hearts and green fingers

Kind hearts and green fingers

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A generous donation will help to create a beautiful garden area at our homeless service in Keighley. Computershare Loan Services has donated £1,000 to Horton Housing’s STAY at Home (Keighley) service to transform a disused piece of land at the back of its premises. STAY at Home provides accommodation and support to people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness in the Keighley area. They work with clients who have multiple or complex needs including issues with domestic violence, substance misuse, mental health and learning difficulties. Clients got together last week to plan the project and hope to include: • flowerbeds • a vegetable plot and strawberry patch • a water feature or pond • a seating area to relax, socialise and meditate • a compost bin and…
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Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Phone 01484 411870 | Email : hips@hortonhousing.co.uk Horton Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS) works in Kirklees with people  aged 16+ who, due to their support needs, 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, will be taken into consideration. HIPS is a floating support service, providing housing related support to help clients develop the skills they need to live independently and maintain a tenancy. Our team of Intervention Workers visit their clients on a weekly basis, in their own home, or the place they are staying e.g. temporary accommodation. The service also offers…
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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: Craven Homeless Hub

Service: Craven Homeless Hub

Phone 01756 794882  |  Text 07932 644973  |  Email:pinderhouse@hortonhousing.co.uk Craven Homeless Hub provides a “hub” based at Pinder House in central Skipton for people who have a high level of housing need, in particular those currently or at risk of rough sleeping, and with an unsettled lifestyle, and other support needs. There are three parts to the service: Day Services - offers a lifeline to people who are rough sleeping, or in need of housing or living in poor accommodation.  It is a warm, safe, sociable place, but also a point of contact for getting help with housing and other problems.  Advice and all kinds of practical help and support are on offer under one roof, in easy-access, comfortable surroundings.  Day services are delivered by Craven Homeless Hub staff, as…
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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: Craven Welfare Reform Support Project

Phone 01756 706302 or 07795 316667 | Email: mparker@cravendc.gov.uk The Welfare Reform Support Project is for people in Craven who are facing poverty or at risk of homelessness due to welfare reform. We are working with Craven District Council to deliver this service. The service gives financial advice and support including: Court representation Budgeting and managing money Debt Management Negotiation with landlords Supporting engagement with other relevant support services. We also promote Leeds Credit Union in the district and support people to access their services.   Referral Referrals are made via Craven District Council’s Housing Options Team Address: 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ Telephone: 01756 706000 To contact the service: Email: mparker@cravendc.gov.uk Telephone: 01756 706302 or 07795 316667
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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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