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Help us Prevent Homelessness Before it Begins

Whilst we offer a safety net for people in crisis via our food projects and drop-in centre Lifeline, we are also working towards stopping homelessness before it even begins. Home for Good Bath, one of our ten projects, supports individuals and families to provide loving homes for children in need, whilst working with the Church...Read More »

One Year On and Going Strong

Last year we updated you on our very own rising star, Ant, who first came to the Furniture Project after being referred to us by Tomorrow’s People. Volunteering 3 days a week, Ant found engaging with us helped to boost his confidence and improve his work skills. With our help, he eventually went on to...Read More »

Health and Homelessness

Homelessness and poor health often go hand-in-hand. Recent studies have shown that the homeless population experience physical and mental health difficulties at a substantially higher rate than the general population, and although poor health can be a cause of homelessness, it is also one of the major risks of rough sleeping. Being homeless for even...Read More »

A Lifeline in Winter

Donate to the many homeless people in Bath this winter – and get it doubled This Christmas we’re taking part in the Big Give, raising vital funds to provide a hot breakfast 5 mornings a week at our Lifeline drop- in centre. From 27th Nov to 4th Dec your donation can be doubled, helping us to...Read More »

Big Give Christmas Appeal

This Christmas we’re taking part in the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, raising vital funds to provide a hot breakfast and place of refuge for hungry and homeless visitors to our Lifeline drop-in centre, 5 mornings a week. Last year we received 8000 visits to Lifeline, from around 500 people. Many visitors came to us...Read More »

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 »

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 »

Find us and our Cups at Bath Christmas 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 »