Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Service: Kirklees Homeless Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS)

Phone 01484 411870 | Email : hips@hortonhousing.co.uk Horton Intervention and Prevention Service (HIPS) works in Kirklees with people  aged 16+ who, due to their support needs, are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or who need assistance to maintain their tenancy. Priority is given to those who are assessed as being at greatest need/risk of homelessness. Additional needs such as mental health, vulnerability to abuse, substance misuse, chaotic lifestyle/multiple needs, and social isolation, will be taken into consideration. HIPS is a floating support service, providing housing related support to help clients develop the skills they need to live independently and maintain a tenancy. Our team of Intervention Workers visit their clients on a weekly basis, in their own home, or the place they are staying e.g. temporary accommodation. The service also offers…
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Case study: Jake

Case study: Jake

Jake, 21, came to Spring Street hostel in June 2017. He had recently separated from his partner, with whom he has a young daughter and was sofa-surfing at friends' houses. He has a strained relationship with his mother and living with his father would mean that Jake would not be able to see his daughter regularly. After struggling to find a place to live, Jake was referred to the hostel. Staying at Spring Street has given Jake the chance to remain in the area, enabling him to continue to see his daughter on a regular basis. Jake has enjoyed his time at Spring Street. He said: “There is a pool table so I was happy when I moved in. Everyone looks after the hostel. It's never messy - everyone washes…
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Case Study: Alcohol and drugs left me fighting for my life…

Case Study: Alcohol and drugs left me fighting for my life…

Gordon, from Kirklees, was left fighting for his life after years of heavy alcohol and drugs use. He was referred to Horton Housing’s Spring Street accommodation, a housing and support scheme for single men in Kirklees who are homeless and have support needs. Gordon had a long history of drugs and alcohol abuse since becoming heavily involved with the Manchester club scene as a teenager. Despite trying to reduce his drinking, Gordon ended up homeless and was referred to Horton Housing’s Spring Street Hostel. There he met his support worker Nichola who has been with him throughout his recovery. He is now living independently and volunteering for a recovery service in Huddersfield, helping others to address their substance misuse problems. His near-death experience has given Gordon a fresh outlook on…
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Service: STARS – Substance, Tenancy & Resettlement Service

Service: STARS – Substance, Tenancy & Resettlement Service

Phone 01484 411879 | Email : stars@hortonhousing.co.uk STARS provides temporary accommodation and a support service for single, homeless people (aged 16 and over) in recovery from alcohol or drug use. We have 15 self-contained single person properties in various locations across Calderdale and Kirklees. Each resident has their own bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom; some properties have a study space. All properties are fully furnished and equipped. The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Support workers visit the properties twice a week (depending on the clients’ needs) and offer housing-related support. Staff work with residents to develop independent living skills, find move-on accommodation and support with accessing drug or alcohol treatment programmes. Residents moving on from the service are expected to maintain an independent, substance free,…
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Service: Spring Street Hostel

Service: Spring Street Hostel

Phone 01484 300744 | Email : springstreet@hortonhousing.co.uk Our Spring Street hostel in Huddersfield provides temporary accommodation for single, homeless men, aged 16 and over. We also have 12 self-contained single person flats to provide short-term accommodation for residents moving on from the hostel. Each resident has their own bedroom and access to a shared lounge, games room, bathroom and laundry facilities. Support workers are on site between 8.30am until 6.30pm and work with clients to address support needs such as substance misuse, mental health, debt and anti-social behaviour. Residents moving into independent living are supported to manage their own tenancy. The self-contained flats are fully furnished and equipped. To make a referral: To make a referral, or contact us: Phone: 01484 300744 Email: springstreet@hortonhousing.co.uk ADDRESS Postal Enquiries: Spring Street Hostel,…
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Service: Intensive Housing Management – Kirklees

Service: Intensive Housing Management – Kirklees

Phone 01484 540368 | Email : sue.foster@hortonhousing.co.uk Intensive Housing Management (IHM) provides accommodation for people who have support needs and may find it difficult to access mainstream housing. The accommodation is based at various locations in Huddersfield. All accommodation is self-contained and fully furnished, including white goods. Housing management staff are available throughout the day, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Night security staff are on site at some of our properties. You must be 18 or over to be eligible for the service, which provides accommodation for single people, couples or families with one or more children. Teenage parents are also considered. You must have support in place before an offer of accommodation can be made, however we may be able to assist you to find this support. IHM provides short…
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