Horton Housing Association is charitable and is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014, registration number 25057R. The registered address is Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD5 0BS.
Horton Housing Support Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Horton Housing Association. It is a company registered in England No: 5353586. The registered address is Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD5 0BS.
Bradford Base Social Enterprise Company Limited is a company limited by guarantee and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Horton Housing Association. It is a company registered in England No: 6768226 and is registered as a charity No.1128217. The registered address is 14 Edmund Street, Bradford, BD5 0BH.
Chartford Housing Limited is a company limited by guarantee and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Horton Housing Association. It is a company registered in England no: 8662400 and is also a registered charity no: 1162562 and registered with the Homes and Communities Agency no: 4821. The registered address is Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD5 0BS
This section contains brief details of our historical development, aims and Board Member/management structure of the organisation.
History and background of Horton Housing Association
Horton Housing Association was registered as an Industrial and Provident Society in 1985 with the aim of working in partnership with other registered housing associations in order to meet a specific range of unmet housing and support needs that were being identified by Bradford Day Shelter; a registered homelessness charity working in the city centre of Bradford, West Yorkshire and now part of the range of services managed by the Association.
The services developed by the Association have always focussed on the needs of those who have difficulty in, accessing statutory services. Key services are aimed at: people with drug and alcohol problems, homeless people including those who are sleeping rough, people with mental health problems, teenage parents and pregnant teenagers. These difficulties can arise because clients are not a priority for the statutory housing, health and social services as may be the case with a homeless single person who is not considered to be vulnerable, or they may arise because the behaviour and life-style of clients has led to exclusion from these services as may be the case with a client with a chronic alcohol or drug misuse problem. Bradford Day Shelter has been operating in the City of Bradford since 1976 and with a relatively high number of clients attending the centre each day, the service can act as a barometer to the kinds of unmet needs that exist and newly emerging trends.
A key focus for the Association is to work in partnership with others at both a service delivery and strategic level in order to improve and develop services for people who need support in order to access housing and the range of other services within the community. In order to achieve these aims the Association works in partnership with a number of registered housing associations in Bradford and since 1993 and 2002 respectively the association has also developed a range of services in Kirklees and Calderdale. The range of services being delivered throughout the region include: supported housing, training, day centre services including food, advice, outreach and referral and ‘floating support’/home support services. In order to ensure the needs of our priority client groups continue to be met, senior staff are also involved in developing the policy agenda at local, regional and national levels.
Since inception, the Association has remained committed to the aim of ensuring the needs of those who find difficulty in accessing mainstream services are catered for. This commitment has seen the development of a range of innovative schemes as well as a number of research projects that have demonstrated the type and level of unmet needs that exist. Quality and diversity are key objectives in both service delivery and employment and the Association is proud of the professionalism and commitment of a staff team that has the skills and ability to deliver a range of high quality and culturally sensitive services that are appropriate to the needs of our client groups.