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Introducing Our New Pathways Programme

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new Pathways Programme – four mentoring streams to support our clients to become empowered and independent. Pathways will offer individual coaching and mentoring for adults who use our services as they move through the three stages of the Genesis vision: crisis, development and empowerment. Sitting between...Read More »

Arty Fundraising for Genesis

At Genesis we value peoples’ creative talents.  Artistically minded volunteers initiate many of the workshops we run at Life Skills; recent activities include craft making, weaving, and a weekly book chat. One volunteer is using his creative talents in a different way. Peter Fergie, who volunteers at Lifeline and paints in his spare time, is...Read More »

Leap of Faith! 2019

Over 50 fundraisers braved the heights and the elements on Saturday 15 June, abseiling off the Abbey to raise money for Genesis and the Abbey’s Footprint Project. We had a range of people taking part this year – from Genesis Trustee Peter Heywood to corporate teams from HGEM and Fidelius.  We also had a range of...Read More »

Spotlight on the Gateway Centre

It’s been two months since Lifeline and Life Skills moved into the Gateway Centre. We had a very successful formal opening event on 16th May where we welcomed our supporters and donors along to see the refurbished building (pictured). But what are our clients and volunteers making of the new set up? We went along to the Gateway Centre to...Read More »

Youth Homelessness Services in Bath

Did you know that young people (18-24) made up approximately half the people accessing homelessness services in England in 2018? According to Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank, 103,000 young people asked their local council for help in 2017/18 because they were homeless or at risk of being homeless. Why is this such an issue? And what...Read More »

Skydiving for Charity

Guest Blog from Community & Events Manager, Hilary Long (pictured in white helmet, mid 1980s). Have you ever thought of parachuting or skydiving? I do all the time especially when the sky is blue! In my youth I was an avid skydiver and even now thirty years later on a blue-sky day, the distant drone of...Read More »

“From Ragz to Richez”: Crystal Anna’s Story

Young and Homeless Crystal Anna became homeless in her early 20s following a family breakdown. Sense of Community She first came across Genesis after being referred by Julian House and came to Lifeline for food and clothing, and sometimes a haircut. “Lifeline was so important for me. Coming for someone to talk to was just...Read More »

Measuring Homelessness

What comes to mind when you hear the word “homelessness”? Chances are you’ve pictured a person on the street, perhaps asking for money or sleeping rough. In reality, rough sleepers are only a small part of the homeless community. In this sense a rough sleeper is a homeless person, but a homeless person is not...Read More »

A Revolution in Charity Fundraising

The 2012 Olympics and the success of Team GB’s cycling team has encouraged many Britons to climb on the saddle for fun, fitness, or transport. Part of this trend has been the rise of cycling as a charity fundraising initiative. Cycling for Genesis On 19th September Genesis volunteer Susannah Jewell and her friend Jo Lewis...Read More »

Spotlight on Sunday Centre

After 25 years under the auspices of Genesis Trust, the Sunday Centre closed its doors for the last time on Sunday 31st March 2019. Taking place every Sunday at the Nexus Methodist Church on Walcot Street, it had a longstanding tradition of serving food to hungry, homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. We spoke to Giles...Read More »