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 »

From Visitor to Volunteer

With over 700 people across our 10 interlinking projects, volunteers are the lifeblood of Genesis. Ann first came across Genesis in 2005 when a friend introduced her to the Lifeline Centre after being made redundant. She visited Lifeline as a client for around a year and during this time she realised there were problems with clothing...Read More »

Fancy a Challenge in 2019?

Adrenaline, adventure or arduous – whatever you seek there is a challenge event out there for you! Challenge events are a great opportunity to achieve your own personal goals while raising money and awareness for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. Our Amazing Runners So far this year our Bath Half runners raised over £10,000, and...Read More »

Genesis Next Step Appeal Update – March 2019

We are very excited to announce that Genesis Trust Bath is now the proud owner of the Gateway Centre on London Road. This is the result of your wonderful support and the opportunity to partner with St Swithin’s church. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity and St Swithin’s...Read More »