Case Study: Diane

Case Study: Diane

Diane, and her dog, Mr B, are looking forward to a more settled future, thanks to support from Horton’s homeless support services. Diane’s route to homelessness was unexpected after a career in caring. She had worked as a senior carer in a care home, but started to suffer from back problems. This led to her needing to take time off and having surgery to fix the problem. But when she returned to work, her back gave out again, so she had to reluctantly leave her job. Diane tried to claim benefits for her health problems, which also included epilepsy; she started to suffer seizures a few years ago. She received payments for a while, then they were suspended, as she was told that her health issues no longer qualified. Diane’s…
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Service: New Communities

Service: New Communities

A partnership approach, working with Bradford Council and Bevan Healthcare CIC, to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK. The resettlement programmes we manage offer humanitarian protection and prioritise help for survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk, and those in need of medical care. Clients receive support for up to 12 months to settle into the UK. This includes: Housing-related support (e.g. help to manage a tenancy, set up bills) Health screening ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assessments Education assessments Individual needs assessments to develop support and integration plans Community engagement Welfare benefits advice Support into employment and Job Search advice. By the end of their first year in the UK, the vast majority…
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