New homeless and housing support services launched in Halifax

The new elements to YPASS came about after it was awarded a new contract by Calderdale Council
The new elements to YPASS came about after it was awarded a new contract by Calderdale Council
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Horton Housing Association’s YPASS (Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service) is launching new services to add to the support it already gives to young people in the Calderdale area.

The service, based on Northgate, Halifax, supports young people, aged 16-21 (or 25, if they are care leavers). It is adding supported lodgings, a volunteer co-ordinator, and mentors to its portfolio of services.

YPASS aims to provide much-needed support for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Vicky Boggs, the Scheme Manager, said: “We are a one-stop shop for young people in Calderdale. Due to the new elements of the service, we are able to offer a range of options to clients to best meet their needs.

“We are not a ‘one size fits all’ – clients may access more than one element as their needs change.”