Horton Housing judged the UK’s Best Supported Housing Landlord

Horton Housing judged the UK’s Best Supported Housing Landlord

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Horton Housing Association has won the Best Supported Housing Landlord category in the UK Housing Awards 2020. These prestigious awards showcase the very best that the housing sector has to offer and are judged by a panel of industry leaders. They are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine. Horton Housing fought off tough competition to win the award at a virtual ceremony last week. Horton Housing’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gartland, said: “It is an incredible achievement to win this national award and to receive this recognition for the high quality accommodation and support we provide to people across North and West Yorkshire. “Supported housing is at the heart of everything we do at Horton Housing and the award is a credit to the hard…
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OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Living Well

OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Living Well

Paul's blog
After a short break, the National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign returns, with this week’s focus surrounding the idea of living well. Supported housing balances affordable prices with dedicated and often personalised services to help those experiencing mental and physical health problems receive the care and support they need in their tenancies and throughout their recovery. The benefits of supported housing for our vulnerable clients are endless, and the emphasis on ensuring we support people through hard times also helps relieve some of the pressures on the NHS and other public services. High quality housing promotes better physical and mental health for individuals. A clean and safe environment is pivotal for ensuring people can begin to turn their lives around and start to build a positive future. Now, more than ever,…
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OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Making Ends Meet

OPINION: Homes are at the Heart of Making Ends Meet

News, Paul's blog
This week marks the second themed period of the National Housing Federation’s #HomesattheHeart campaign. Last week the drive focused around the idea of how beneficial housing is to the economy, opening employment doors to people who are homeless and the most vulnerable. This time around sees an emphasis placed on affordable and supported housing. Some of our clients face huge barriers to the housing market, not least unemployment, a poor credit history, debt and arrears, substance or alcohol misuse and difficulties budgeting. With the private rental market commanding high rents and high demand, supported housing provides a lifeline for people who are otherwise marginalised from mainstream housing. Supporting people through difficult times is essential in our goal of helping some of the most vulnerable people in society into independent tenancies,…
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