Target Housing is a charity and registered social landlord. Over the past 25 years we have shown that stable accommodation and support can help transform lives and empower people to achieve independence.
Target Housing have been delivering music therapy, supported by Mama Africa Rotherham. The project began at the beginning of March for our service users in Rotherham. Individuals are given the opportunity to play drums, guitar and other instruments as a form of relaxation, as well as teaching them a new skill and giving them something productive to do with their time. This therapy can help with mental ill health, reducing isolation and combating boredom.
Julie had spent many years in and out of prison and was no stranger to the Criminal Justice System. During one of her sentences she was sectioned and sent directly to a mental health secure unit where she remained for 6 years.
Julie had two children who lived with her parents, the relationship with her parents was strained.
Due to an offence of arson and the subsequent damage caused by this offence Julie could no longer access RMBC accommodation. She was referred to Target Housing by Key Choices in conjunction with the NHS Pathways Development Service and in August 2014 moved into Supported Accommodation with Target Housing.