People

Lifeline Centre

Lifeline Centre

Lifeline is a daily drop-in centre which offers support to rough sleepers and vulnerably housed adults. Visitors to the centre can access advice and information, make themselves a hot drink, socialise in a homely environment and use the computers. We are also planning to install a shower and washing machine in the near future.

Our experienced team provides visitors with one-to-one emotional support, dealing with a variety of issues from problems with addiction, benefits issues and housing to dealing with debt. Free food, bedding and clothing are also provided to those who need them.

 

Where : Friends Meeting House, York Street , BA1 1NG

 

When: Weekday afternoons, from 1.30 to 3.30pm

 

Bath Street Pastors

Bath Street Pastors

Our Street Pastors ensure that vulnerable people are kept safe at night and during the early hours every Friday and Saturday night. We have 60 volunteers aged between 18- 70’s from 27 church congregations in the Bath area. Street Pastors are part of the Bath Nightwatch scheme, a partnership that includes the council’s CCTV operation, the police, night and taxi marshalls, and licensees and door staff.

 

For more information about their work, please visit http://bath.streetpastors.org.uk/

Family Matters

Family Matters works in partnership with B&NES Connecting Families Service. Specially trained volunteers provide companionship and support to local families with multiple and complex needs.

 

In 2016, as part of Family Matters’ work with B&NES Council,  support has also been offered to Syrian refugee families to help them adjust to living in Bath.

 

For further information or to volunteer, please contact Joy Fraser: jovfraser951@gmail.com / 01761 433644.

Home for Good

Home for Good

Home for Good is a national Christian charity that focuses on adoption and fostering.  Over 6,000 children nationally need to be adopted, with over 8,000 foster homes required. The aim of Home for Good is to encourage those in the Christian community to provide supportive homes for these children by:

 

  • Helping churches to be welcoming and supportive to families that foster and adopt
  • Encouraging people who are interested in fostering and adopting
  • Supporting them through the assessment and selection process
  • Supporting adoptive parents and foster carers

Bath area Home for Good works alongside the fostering and adoption team at B&NES Council, who perform all the official functions of assessing prospective families and of placing children with families.

 

Click here for more information

Donating Clothes And Other Items

Donating Clothes And Other Items

If you would like to donate clothes to our projects, please wash them before and bring them to the basement of the Friend Meeting House, York Street.

 

Ring the Lifeline Centre for more info:

01125 439 384