Horton Community Cafes win national housing award

Horton Community Cafes win national housing award

Our Horton Community Cafes, which run in Selby and Craven, have picked up a prestigious national housing award. The cafes won the ‘Support and Care Team of the Year, under 8,000 stock’ category at the Housing Heroes Awards, which are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine. Horton Community Cafes aim to improve the lives of adults who have mental health issues or who are at risk of or experiencing social isolation. Informal learning sessions and activities help clients increase their confidence, develop skills and access volunteering and employment opportunities. The cafes are an early intervention and prevention service that help to stop problems escalating and reaching crisis level. They reduce reliance on other expensive statutory services including emergency services. Hannah Brown, scheme manager, said: “This…
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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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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: Selby Community Cafés

Service: Selby Community Cafés

Phone 07525 667905 | Email: communitycafe@hortonhousing.co.uk Selby Community Cafés aim to improve the lives of vulnerable adults, aged 18 and over, who have mental health issues and are at risk of or experiencing social isolation. The cafés are held weekly and fortnightly in community venues in Selby, Eggborough, Tadcaster, South Milford and Hambleton. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Our community cafés provide informal learning sessions and activities in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Sessions include healthy eating, exercise, IT skills, mental wellbeing, crime prevention, arts and craft workshops. Many of the sessions are delivered in partnership with other organisations and are suitable for people with learning disabilities. Funded by North Yorkshire County Council’s Innovation Fund (Your Consortium). You don’t need a referral to access the community cafés. You are welcome to…
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Service: Selby STAY Well

Service: Selby STAY Well

Phone 01757 241051 | Email (& referrals): selbystaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk Our Selby STAY (Supported Tenancies at Yorkshire) Well service provides housing-related support for people aged 18 or over in Selby who have mental health issues, are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our support workers will visit you in your own home to help you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to maintain a tenancy and live independently. We also encourage our clients to be actively involved in the community and access services to improve their mental wellbeing. A drop-in service is available in Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn (please see poster below for dates and times). To make a referral: To make a referral or contact us: Phone: 01757 241051 Email: selbystaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk ADDRESS Postal Enquiries: Selby STAY Well, Room 8, First…
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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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Service: Community Support Agency – Mental Health Team

Service: Community Support Agency – Mental Health Team

Phone 01274 379725 | Email : communitysupport@hortonhousing.co.uk The Community Support Agency (CSA) aims to improve or maintain your mental health and wellbeing by offering support in your own home. We provide support to people aged 16 or over living in the Bradford and Airedale District, who are: Experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems and are engaging with mental health services via a formal Care Programme Approach. From a black or minority ethnic community and have mental health support needs. In need of short term support during a period of crisis which is affecting their mental health. The scheme helps people to manage their mental wellbeing and prevents admission to hospital. The office is open 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, however out of hours support is available where necessary.…
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Service: Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS)

Service: Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS)

Phone 01422 385993 | Email : ypass@hortonhousing.co.uk YPASS provides support to young people, aged between 16 and 21 (up to the age of 25 for care leavers) in Calderdale who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We run a drop-in for clients at our office based in Halifax. The service is open every Monday to Friday, 2pm – 4pm. Clients are given advice and support on housing, substance misuse, mental health, budgeting and training and employment. Our office has computers for clients to build their CVs, look for work and bid on properties. A meeting room and two interview rooms are also available. Clients are supported to access grants in addition to training and education. We have access to some accommodation and a bond scheme to support clients in…
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Service: Ryedale STAY Well

Service: Ryedale STAY Well

Phone 01653 694634 | Email : ryedalestaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk Our Ryedale STAY (Supported Tenancies at Yorkshire) Well service provides housing-related support for people aged 18 or over in Ryedale who have mental health issues, are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our support workers will visit you in your own home to help you to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to maintain a tenancy and live independently. We also encourage our clients to be actively involved in the community and access services to improve their mental wellbeing. A drop-in service is available in Malton and Pickering (please see poster below for dates and times). To make a referral: To make a referral, or contact us: Phone: 01653 694634 Email: ryedalestaywell@hortonhousing.co.uk ADDRESS Postal Enquiries: Ryedale STAY Well, c/o Horton Housing Office, Ryedale…
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Service: BRICSS

Service: BRICSS

Phone 01274 727403 | Email (& referrals): bricss@hortonhousing.co.uk Bradford Respite Intermediate Care Support Service (BRICSS) is a home from hospital scheme for people who are homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation and are being discharged from hospital. Run in partnership with Bevan Healthcare, the scheme provides short-term, temporary accommodation for people who need support with health and housing after leaving hospital. It helps to reduce ‘bed blocking’ in local hospitals. A ‘Pathway’ team is based in hospitals to identify clients who may benefit from the care offered by BRICSS. The 14 units are fully furnished and include laundry facilities. The service was a finalist in the UK Housing Awards in 2015 in the ‘Meeting Specialist Housing Needs’ category. BRICSS also won a Community Impact Award in 2015 in the ‘Health…
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