Volunteer case studies: Horton Wellbeing Café volunteers

Clare, Richard and Simeon volunteer at our Horton Wellbeing Café. Volunteers assist in the delivery of the café. Their role involves: setting up and clearing the room, serving refreshments, meeting and greeting visitors, assisting with some paperwork, offering peer mentor support and assisting with group workshops. Clare “I had retired from my nursing career and I was looking for new opportunities. I enjoy volunteering as I like giving something back to the community and it makes me feel useful. I also like the friendly, inclusive atmosphere at the café. Volunteering has helped me to extend my volunteering with another organisation, alongside my role at the café. I feel my confidence has increased and my experience of dealing with people with different types of problems.”     Richard “I started volunteering…
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Horton Housing working to prevent homelessness in Harrogate

Horton Housing working to prevent homelessness in Harrogate

Horton Housing Association has started running a service which supports people in Harrogate who are at risk of homelessness. Harrogate STAY (Supported Tenancy at Yorkshire) aims to help people who are at risk of losing their tenancies through issues such as mental health, substance misuse, debt or problems with benefits. Support workers will go out to see people to offer them practical support, put them into contact with relevant organisations and help them get back on their feet. Harrogate STAY will support people living in Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Knaresborough. People can go to a drop-in session for housing advice or support or to refer themselves for extra support from Harrogate STAY. Staff can also help them apply for North Yorkshire Local Assistance Funding (NYLAF) for household items.…
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Service: Harrogate STAY

Service: Harrogate STAY

Phone 01423 608997| Email (& referrals): harrogatestay@hortonhousing.co.uk Harrogate STAY (Supported Tenancies at Yorkshire) provides housing-related support for people aged 18 and above in the Harrogate area, who 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. A drop-in service is available in and around Harrogate: Monday, 11am-12pm: Holy Trinity Church, Gracious Street, Knaresborough, HG5 8DT Tuesday, 11am – 12.30pm: Springboard Project, Wesley Chapel House, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PP Wednesday, 11am-12.30pm: Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon HG4 1AG Thursday, 11am-12.30pm: North Yorkshire Horizons, 7 North Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5PD Friday, 10.30am-11.30am: Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street, Harrogate, HG1 5AT To make a referral: To…
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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 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 café…
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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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Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Horton Housing is one of ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants that are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). Connecting Opportunities provides support to migrants aged 15 and above, who: have permission to work in the UK but are not in work live in West Yorkshire or parts of North Yorkshire have arrived in the UK within the last 10 years and do not have British Citizenship The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for…
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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: 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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