Wesley House reopens after major renovation

Wesley House reopens after major renovation

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A disused building in Keighley has been transformed into move-on accommodation for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Wesley House, on Halifax Road, Ingrow has stood empty since 2016 when it was last used as a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The Victorian property has now been completely renovated and brought back into use as supported accommodation. There is also an onsite office and a communal area for client activities. Outside there is some garden space for picnics and recreational use. Chartford Housing Limited completed the development with the assistance of £280,000 grant funding from Homes England. Chartford Housing is the development arm of Horton Housing Association and a Registered Provider (RP). As a Registered Provider, Chartford Housing can access development funding from the…
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Case study: Arabia

Case study: Arabia

Case studies
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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