Case study: Charlotte

Case study: Charlotte

Charlotte (not her real name), 17, has been living at one of Horton Housing's hostels for several weeks. She came to the hostel after separating from her partner, with whom she had been living with at another hostel in Bradford. Charlotte is having a positive experience at Horton Housing's hostel and she is grateful for the staff there. She said: "I enjoy living by myself and learning how to live independently. It's nice because you come back to your own place and I'm keeping a roof over my head. The staff support you through it. They are there to talk to and they try to help me as much as they can. I give credit to them - they are brilliant. Now that I'm here I don't have any problems…
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Case study: Howard and Alisha

Case study: Howard and Alisha

Through our Peer Mentoring Scheme, Alisha (a mentor) and Howard (a client) meet up once a week and spend this time enjoying each other’s company doing a variety of activities. Howard came to our Peer Mentoring Service in November 2016 feeling lonely and isolated. He said: “I wanted company. I was staying in a lot and didn’t see many people.” Howard enjoys spending time with Alisha and together they do a variety of activities such as going into town, visiting the park and watching DVDs. Through accessing the Peer mentoring Service, Howard’s mental wellbeing has improved. He said: “Before, I found life a little too quiet. Alisha has cheered me up.  I found that this gives me positive ideas for what to do and gives me a positive routine.” Alisha…
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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). The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme. For more information, visit Connecting Opportunities website
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New scheme opens in Bradford

New scheme opens in Bradford

A new housing scheme in Bradford city centre was officially opened on Tuesday, 18 April. Clergy House and Jermyn Court provide 18 self-contained flats for people who are homeless. They offer individuals and families temporary accommodation of up to three months while we help them to find longer-term and more suitable housing. Clergy House was a historic building in the city centre, owned by Bradford Cathedral, which had become derelict. Bradford Council spent £3.3 million renovating the property and creating new accommodation on land they owned close by, which has now become Jermyn Court. Horton Housing will manage the two schemes on behalf of Bradford Council. Two of our clients spoke at the official launch of the accommodation and were also interviewed by the Telegraph & Argus newspaper and Pulse…
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Service: Co-ordinated Advice Support Tenancy Ready Service (CASTRS)

Service: Co-ordinated Advice Support Tenancy Ready Service (CASTRS)

Phone 01274 739926 CASTRS is a drop-in service available for our clients to access information, advice and support. The service runs every Monday from 10am to 2pm at Horton's Training Centre. The drop-ins help clients with signposting, benefit claims, PIP, ESA and JSA sanctions and appeals. The service provides advocacy on the behalf of clients and staff are on-hand to support clients with calls to external agencies and with collecting of proof of ID. Computers are available for clients to fill out online applications and search for jobs and training courses. Clients can ring the Training Centre to book an advisor if they need a specific time slot. ADDRESS Horton Housing Training Centre, Bewick House, 16 Eldon Place, Bradford, BD1 3AZ
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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 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 a…
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Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Service: STAY in Boldshay / Assisi

Phone 01274 305683 | Email : boldshaystay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Boldshay / Assisi offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We have two hostels in Bradford: STAY in Boldshay and STAY in Assisi. Both hostels have 10 units of accommodation, which are available for men only. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men…
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Service: STAY in Millhaven

Service: STAY in Millhaven

Phone 01274 305965 | Email : millhavenstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Millhaven offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Millhaven hostel in Bradford is for women only and has 20 units of accommodation. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. Please note: The visiting service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children.…
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Service: STAY in Grattan

Service: STAY in Grattan

Phone 01274 726494 | Email : grattanstay@hortonhousing.co.uk STAY in Grattan offers accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The hostel in Bradford has 23 units of accommodation which are for men and women. Each flat is self-contained and support is available 24/7. We also have properties in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley which are available for men and women. Accommodation includes one and two bedroom terraced houses, one bedroom self-contained flats and self-contained bedsits. There is a lower level of staffing for these units, but support is available 24/7. All units are fully furnished and equipped and have laundry facilities. The service is for men and women, aged 16 and over, with or without children. The service is…
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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 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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