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.
On Friday 11th May we hosted our 7th Networking Event around the theme of Universal Credits. Held at the Unity Centre in Rotherham, representatives from a range of organisations across South Yorkshire and the Humber attended the event to network, hear guest speakers and participate in workshops.
Rotherham Housing First scheme run in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing and Target, has been praised in the local media!
The scheme launched at the beginning of April works by giving homeless people homes straight away where the home is theirs for as long as they need it.
Tina suffered many years of abusive relationships resulting in physical injury and severe mental health issues. As a result she developed a drug dependency and, after committing an offence to fund her addiction, found herself in the criminal justice system. Consequently she lost custody of her two children and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
When Tina moved into Target accommodation she was struggling with her mental health, partly due to losing custody of her children and also as a result of the abuse she experienced for many years for which she had never received any support. However, she had been abstinent from drugs for over a year and had rebuilt a positive relationship with her mother who was now the guardian of her children.
In order to reach her goal of independent living and regain full custody of her children, Tina engaged with all support available to her. Her Target support worker helped her access mental health and domestic abuse services and she attended the Crisis Renting Ready course, for which she achieved the final accreditation. She also spent every weekend with her two children helping them with homework and rebuilding her relationship with them.