News

Getting Stuck In at the Furniture Project

Phil first joined us at the Furniture Project two years ago. He was unemployed and had previously been homeless as he struggled to survive on benefit payments. “I was homeless at the age of 22. I used to work in tarmacking as a way to keep off the streets. I moved around a lot, living...Read More »

Bath Uni Student Sleep Out

This month we were absolutely delighted when a group of undergraduate Management students from Bath University approached us with the idea of holding a sleep out on their campus grounds, just outside the main library. Raising almost £1000, this group of brave students have made a huge difference to the lives of hungry, homeless and...Read More »

Celebrating ‘Oneness’

Last week we held a very special event for our Lifeline and Life Skills visitors – a retreat day structured around the theme of ‘Oneness’, held at Ascension Church. Around 16 people took part including our very own Chaplain Steve, staff and volunteers. The purpose of the event was to bring people together in a...Read More »

Come Find Us & Our Cups at Bath Xmas Market

This year we are delighted to be holding a stall at the Bath Christmas Market on 29th November, on Milsom Street just near Jolly’s. We’ll be there from 8am to 8pm with a variety of festive gifts on offer. Not least, our brand new 100% bamboo Ecoffee cups! Each cup costs £10 and all £4.50...Read More »

Gender and Homelessness

In 2017 just 14% of rough sleepers in the UK were women. However, Homeless Link has stated that women often constitute a higher number of the hidden homeless, who are less visible sleeping in hostels, bed and breakfasts or with friends. Whilst homelessness has increased across the UK in the past five years, the numbers of...Read More »

A Snapshot 2017/18

What an incredible year! Thanks to you, with your generosity and tenacity, we have supported hundreds of hungry, homeless and vulnerable people in Bath and the surrounding areas this year, as they take steps towards an independent and healthier life. You can read all about the impact you have made in our latest Annual Report...Read More »

Spotlight on Family Matters

Family Matters launched in 2015 in partnership with the Connecting Families Team and BANES Council and in response to the national Troubled Families programme. The aim of the programme is to work alongside local families experiencing a range of complex needs, supporting them toward independence and meaningful contribution to society. Government key workers assist families...Read More »

Evicted and Homeless

Having a safe and secure place to live is something many of us take for granted. For some, this security is taken away through eviction. Being evicted from your home can be stressful and often confusing. We investigated how people are evicted and eventually end up living on the streets. Today, a total of 4.5...Read More »

We’re Partnering with Snow Hill Gateway Trust

Over the course of this year we have been busy developing our ambitious plans to provide a permanent home for Genesis Trust and a place from which to continue supporting hungry, homeless and vulnerable people in Bath as they move from crisis to independence. Together with B&NES Council, we have been working hard to solve...Read More »

Challenge Yourself!

Challenge events are a great way to fund raise. Completing a challenge not only comes with huge personal rewards, it can make a big difference to those in need. Following the success of our Bath Abbey abseil, we’ve organised another unique abseil event at Bath Elim Church. The abseil is being held on Saturday 15th...Read More »