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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Helping Syrian refugees start a new life in the UK

Helping Syrian refugees start a new life in the UK

Horton Housing was one of the first organisations in the UK to sign up to the Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme, helping Syrian refugees start a new life in the UK. Mohamad Khear Aboosh, 44, and his wife Rooqaya Haji, 50, with their four children: Ivan (14), Yasmin (13), Riwan (9) and Rodi (2) came to Bradford from Syria in October 2015. The Aboosh family had spent three years in a UN refugee camp in Iraq, where their youngest child was born. Their eldest son, Ivan, has Thalassaemia, a blood disorder which requires him to have blood transfusions every month. He had not been able to have a transfusion for six months and was weak and very ill when he arrived in the UK. Mohamad was injured in the bombing in…
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Service: Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP)

Service: Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP)

Phone: 01274 739926 | Email : step@hortonhousing.co.uk STEP helps Syrian Refugees who have come to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons’ Relocation Scheme (VPRS) to gain employment. A specialist training and employment worker will give you one-to-one support and advice on courses, volunteering and work placement opportunities. The worker will also help you find paid employment vacancies with local and national employers. STEP continues to offer support when you have found a work placement or paid employment. Through STEP you can access English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to improve your language skills. The service helps you to gain skills, qualifications and references needed to be ready for work. The programme is funded by and delivered in partnership with World Jewish Relief. Contact Email: step@hortonhousing.co.uk Telephone: 01274 739926 Address:…
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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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