News

New Shower & Washing Machine at Lifeline

Our Lifeline drop-in centre hosted 8,000 visits last year; providing basic resources such as food, drink and clothing, as well as advice and long-term support. This year we have been keeping super busy expanding the facilities that we offer to our visitors. Over the winter months we have been opening Lifeline on a Saturday morning,...Read More »

Portrait of an Artist

Meet Jaq, a mother of two who struggled with anxiety issues before taking up art and crafts as a means of improving her well-being. Jaq first come to us 9 years ago as a volunteer through a joint project with Bath Mind. Since then, she has combined her passion for art with her personal experience...Read More »

Students Give Back to the City

Our volunteers are such a vital part of the work we do, and we are delighted that two of our youngest enthusiasts have shared their journey with us. James, a student at Bath Spa University who studies Film, Television and Digital Production got stuck in to our Life Skills Park Life photography project in autumn...Read More »

Chair of Bath Community Awards

We are super delighted to announce that our very own Sunday Centre volunteer Lesley Neal was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at this year’s Chair of Bath Community Awards. The Sunday Centre is the only one of its kind in Bath offering homeless and vulnerable adults a place to come off the streets and enjoy a hot Sunday...Read More »

Carer to Career – Volunteering as a Way Back into Work

Our Community and Events Manager Hilary Long first joined us as a volunteer in 2016. Hilary left the British Army over 17 years ago to look after her four children, two of whom have additional needs. From a full-on career Hilary became a full-time carer, and found her own ambitions and mental health taking a...Read More »

How you can Help Homeless People in Bath

Seeing people sleeping rough on the streets during the winter months is a particularly upsetting reality, and it is often hard to know how to help. At Genesis Trust we would not advise giving money directly to people who are begging. There are plenty of other effective ways to support those in need however. 1....Read More »

Showcasing Talent at the Guildhall & Chair of Bath Awards

This month at Life Skills we have been preparing for our very exciting Guildhall Art Exhibition which kicks off on 31st January and runs until the 5th March. A group visit to the Victoria Art Gallery gave our resident artists plenty of inspiration. The exhibition will be based in the reception area outside Chairman Cherry Beath’s...Read More »

Genesis Next Step Appeal Update

Image showing artist's impression of new Genesis Centre on Walcott Street, Bath

As we start 2018 we want to let everyone know what is happening with our new building on Walcot Street. The Next Step Appeal, the first round of fundraising for our new Genesis Centre is now completed. We have been humbled and delighted by the support we have received from the Bath community and beyond...Read More »

Another Year out in the Cold

As winter sets in and we venture outdoors to shop and meet friends in warm cafes it is hard not to notice those people left behind, struggling to survive on the streets. Over the course of this year we have been greatly saddened to see a persistent rise in the number of people who are...Read More »

Wrapping up the Year With a Big Thank You

As 2017 comes to a close we have been reflecting on the generosity of our supporters who have enabled us to reach out and help hundreds of people in Bath this year, people struggling to meet their basic needs and those most isolated. Via our ten interlinking projects we have given our visitors opportunities to...Read More »