Case study: Mark

Case study: Mark

Mark’s life went downhill after a stay in hospital in Leeds. He had been treated for a brain haemorrhage and when he came home he found that his partner had started a relationship with someone else, so he had to leave, which left him homeless. He went to Scarborough as he had friends there who he was able to stay with for a short time before sleeping rough or staying in various shelters. He got accommodation through Horton in March and has been receiving support for health problems. He said: “I have had some medical trouble. I was suicidal at one point. But my support worker goes to the doctors with me and speaks for me. “She has got me thinking in a different light and I am feeling better…
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Wellbeing cafés launched across Selby

Wellbeing cafés launched across Selby

Horton Housing is to start running wellbeing cafés funded by North Yorkshire County Council across the Selby district to support adults with mental health issues. The cafés are aimed at people aged 18 and over who have, or are at risk of, developing mental health issues, and their family members and carers. They will start in October. The aim of the cafes is to: provide practical support, information and advice; enable people to get involved in their local community and reduce social isolation; offer activities and informal learning to support self-care and develop life skills; support access to employment, training, education and volunteering; raise awareness of mental health issues. The cafes will run from the following venues and times from 1 October: Tadcaster – Calcaria House, Windmill Rise, LS25 9HR…
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Service: Horton Wellbeing Café

Phone 07584 015792 | Email: wellbeingcafe@hortonhousing.co.uk Horton Wellbeing Café is aimed at adults aged 18 and over and living in the Selby District, who have mental health issues or concerns, and their family members and carers. The cafés are held weekly and fortnightly in community venues in Selby, Eggborough, Tadcaster, Riccall and Sherburn. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Our Wellbeing Café provides informal sessions and activities in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. The café delivers a range of sessions including: confidence building, assertiveness, emotional resilience, housing advice, healthy eating and benefits advice. Many of the sessions are delivered in partnership with other organisations and are suitable for people with learning disabilities. You are welcome to bring a carer or support worker with you to the sessions. To access the service, please attend the…
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Case study: Daniel

Case study: Daniel

Daniel, 32, was going through a difficult period in his life when a friend recommended he got in touch with Horton Housing. He became homeless after a relationship breakdown and for a while slept rough or stayed with friends. One of these friends recommended he contacted Horton Housing. He said: “I had been going through some difficult stuff in my personal life and my head went for a bit and I started self-harming.” But through Horton’s STAY in Grattan scheme, Daniel has been getting support for his mental health, paying off debts and getting his life back on track. He has been with the scheme for six months and support workers have allowed him to stay on for longer until he feels ready to live independently. “Everyone has been really…
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Horton Community Cafes win national housing award

Horton Community Cafes win national housing award

Our Horton Community Cafes, which run in Selby and Craven, have picked up a prestigious national housing award. The cafes won the ‘Support and Care Team of the Year, under 8,000 stock’ category at the Housing Heroes Awards, which are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine. Horton Community Cafes aim to improve the lives of adults who have mental health issues or who are at risk of or experiencing social isolation. Informal learning sessions and activities help clients increase their confidence, develop skills and access volunteering and employment opportunities. The cafes are an early intervention and prevention service that help to stop problems escalating and reaching crisis level. They reduce reliance on other expensive statutory services including emergency services. Hannah Brown, scheme manager, said: “This…
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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: Selby STAY Well

Service: Selby STAY Well

Phone 01757 241051 | Email (& referrals): selbystaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk Our Selby STAY (Supported Tenancies at Yorkshire) Well service provides housing-related support for people aged 18 or over in Selby who have mental health issues, are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our support workers will visit you in your own home to help you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to maintain a tenancy and live independently. We also encourage our clients to be actively involved in the community and access services to improve their mental wellbeing. A drop-in service is available in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn (please see poster below for dates and times). To make a referral: To make a referral or contact us: Phone: 01757 241051 Email: selbystaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk ADDRESS Postal Enquiries: Selby STAY Well, Room 8, First…
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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 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…
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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 your mental health and wellbeing by offering support in your own home. We provide support to people aged 16 or over living in the Bradford and Airedale District, who are: Experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems and are engaging with mental health services via a formal Care Programme Approach. From a black or minority ethnic community and have mental health support needs. In need of short-term support during a period of crisis which is affecting their mental health. The scheme helps people to manage their mental wellbeing and prevents admission to hospital. The office is open 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, however out of hours support is available where necessary. To…
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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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