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The hands of Matt using watercolours to demonstrate how to do sky

As the Coronavirus situation requires us to re-think everything we do, we continue to put all our efforts into supporting the most vulnerable people in our city. People dealing with homelessness and poverty are already much more likely to suffer problems with both physical and mental health. We know it’s crucial that we protect their...Read More »

Covid-19 Response

foamy soap bubbles as hands are washed

Like all of us, Genesis Trust is adapting quickly to the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Those who are homeless are already at greatly increased risk of disease because of ongoing health challenges. At the Gateway Centre, we have changed the...Read More »

Bath Half Marathon

Bath half 2020 Genesis Trust runners and volunteers

Today we are celebrating  the many wonderful runners who braved the rain to take part in the 2020 Bath Half Marathon in aid of the Genesis Trust. We are so thankful to each and every one of them – most of them came and ran the official course, and some chose to put the  13...Read More »

COVID-19 Update from Genesis Trust

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UPDATE @5pm March 30 2020 We have been working hard to adjust our services to ensure that we are continuing to meet the immediate needs of our clients whilst keeping them, as well as our staff and volunteers, safe from the spread of infection. Lifeline Following a government directive the day centre at Manver Street...Read More »

Pathways Project Launched

Chatting over a coffee

Genesis is launching a new mentoring project called Pathways, to offer free coaching sessions to the vulnerable and disadvantaged adults we work with. Pathways will match trained volunteer mentors with mentees who are ready to set their own goals and work towards making positive changes in their lives. Genesis works with people who have a...Read More »

Make Yourself Better

hands of genesis clients enjoying knitting

The creativity is flowing at Genesis Life Skills, as clients gather in the warm, spacious Gateway Centre each week to knit, upcycle, and sculpt with clay. The popularity of these artistic groups seems to bear out the scientific findings that creative activities like knitting and crafting can have mental and even physical health benefits. Katherine,...Read More »

Volunteer Award for Genesis

Terry, Foodbank volunteer

Genesis Trust has been awarded the ‘Investors in Volunteers’ quality standard by the United Kingdom Volunteering  Forum. We depend on the wonderful work of over 500 volunteers without whose valuable  time and skills we wouldn’t be able to deliver the services we provide to our homeless and vulnerable clients. The award recognizes the way we...Read More »

Skydive for Genesis

tandem skydivers over Old Sarum

Jumping out of a plane and falling through the air at 120 mph is, for many who’ve experienced it, the best feeling you could ever have. Genesis is giving you the chance to find out for yourself! On Saturday 2 May a specially organised skydiving event is happening in aid of Genesis Trust, and a...Read More »

The healing powers of music

Drumming workshop

Hypnotic rhythms and mesmerizing  sounds have been flowing at the Genesis Gateway Centre, as two of our Life Skills courses bring healing to the soul. Clients have been discovering the mental health benefits music can bring, with a drumming workshop and a therapeutic music group. The weekly djembe drumming workshop is led by multi-skilled artist...Read More »

Affordable art

boats in the harbour watercolour by Peter Fergie

If you’ve ever wanted to own an original artwork, we may have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that. An exhibition of beautiful original watercolours is being held at the Guildhall in Bath, and every painting is for sale at a very reasonable price. The paintings are the work of Lifeline volunteer Peter...Read More »