Address: Pearl House, 10 John William Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BA
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We are a non-profit making charity working to help individuals in Kirklees who are experiencing housing related problems and need support with learning and employment.
Fusion Housing was created in 2010 but its roots in Kirklees go back much further. Fusion Housing grew out of the joining of SHAP which supported young people to be able to successfully maintain and keep their tenancies, and CHAS who's basis in Kirklees was providing housing advice. As the organisation has grown the services we provide has developed.
Currently we run:
A range of support services for young people across Kirklees, including Young Parents, Refugees and Asian Women. We have a Bond Bank scheme to help individuals that do not have children, and on low income and who are in band C/D/E with the council to secure a private rented property in the Kirklees area. (subject to meeting our bond bank criteria and background checks).
You can access advice and specialist Legal Help in Housing matters and representation at the local county courts at Housing Possession hearings. We provide a range of informal and accredited learning opportunities, information, advice and guidance to support young people into education, employment and training. Weekly work clubs are held in Dewsbury and Huddersfield to assist jobseekers of all ages to find, apply and get into work.
Our Recycling Project 'Think Smart Recycle' provides recycled furniture and white goods free to people on low incomes. This service is run in partnership and can be accessed in different ways depending on your circumstances. Fusion can only make a referral directly for its own current clients. Our 'Think Smart Recycle' charity shop in Dewsbury is also a new and affordable way of accessing goods for both you and your home.
We are also a base for North Kirklees food bank and you can access food packs from our shop base in Dewsbury or from our partner agencies that may be more local to you. All of our services are non- judgemental, open to a diverse community and have been designed with your needs in mind. If you need help you can access our services through our drop in service, calling us, emailing us, or ask an existing worker to refer to us if you are involved with other agencies.
If you're 16 to 30 our support workers could help you. We offer a range of Housing Support Services to help Puzzle Stairyou to access and maintain your home. If you're struggling to apply for accommodation, to budget, to access the benefits you need or simply need a helping hand setting up your new home then Fusion's Housing Support is waiting for you.
Support is provided at a pace to suits your needs and will help you develop your skills step by step to reach your personal goals. We offer a range of Housing Support Services to help you find the right place to live and maintain your home, and build the skills you need to manage independently. We can for example, help you apply for a tenancy through the council, housing association or private landlords. We can help you find ways to budget on a low income and deal with debt issues. We can give you advice on housing benefits, tenancy obligations and support you to set up your home with help from our furniture re-cycling scheme. We will make sure you get the right help from other parts our service and external agencies that can help you with your issues such as education and training, your mental and physical health, parenting skills or substance misuse.
Our Bond Guarantee Scheme can help you if you're over 18 years old, single or a couple, homeless or threatened with homelessness to access private rented accommodation. If you're unable to find the money for a bond then we may be able to help. We could provide your Landlord with a Guarantee in the form of a written agreement instead of a cash bond.
If you're looking for free, professional, independent and confidential advice from a service with over 30 years of experience dealing with your housing issues then look no further for help. We provide a confidential and free advice service for individuals age 16 and over and can assist you with housing and related matters . Our courses are designed to provide just that, while aiming to increase your confidence and self-esteem. We understand that your previous experiences of learning may not be recent or positive, so we ensure that we provide the encouragement you need. We will also help you identify what you want to do next on your journey.
Making your house a home can be hard on a limited budget, whether your trying to get furniture or trying to put a regular meal in the table. Fusion Housing and Kirklees Council can support your access to local provisions in Kirklees. A food bank is a place where food is donated and distributed to those who need it. They are often set up in places like community centres and churches.The rising cost of living, combined with wage freezes and job losses, means that many people in Britain are now living below the poverty line increasing the need for food banks. If you can no longer afford to food you need to live at a healthy standard you can turn to your local food bank for help.
We understand that it may not always be easy for you to access services due to time restraints, financial limitations or even the distance you would need to travel. Fusion Housing is an inclusive service which believes in being as accessible to the whole of the Kirklees community in housing difficulty. Our flexible approach means that we can assist you in the way that is most suitable for you. Call or visit our website for more information.