Painting a Brighter Future

Andy, who from a young age suffered with agoraphobia and anxiety, never knew he had a creative streak until he joined our Life Skills art group. “I had a stressful job and was experiencing lots of personal problems around my anxiety. Seven years ago I had a nervous breakdown. I’d never painted before, but when...Read More »

Spotlight on Lunch Box

Founded in 2000, Lunch Box provides low cost hot lunches to vulnerable and homeless people in Bath. Serving on average 35 to 45 meals per hour, Lunch Box provides an essential service to people who are hungry and with limited resources. This support is provided entirely by volunteers. Glenys has been running Lunch Box since...Read More »

Owl Kintsugi Takes Flight

Our beautiful owlet Kintsugi has landed on the streets of Bath as part of Minerva’s Owls of Bath art trail. The trail consists of over 80 decorated owls that are displayed across the city. Kintsugi can be found outside Boston Tea Party in Kingsmead Square. Kintsugi was named after and inspired by the Japanese art...Read More »

Amy Williams joins Bath Abbey Abseil

Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams will be taking part in the Leap of Faith! abseil this weekend off Bath Abbey tower. She will join acting Rector Stephen Girling, an Abbey Tower Team, Genesis Trust staff and volunteers, representatives from Bath schools, business, the council and local residents. With a target of £20,000 to raise, all...Read More »

Bath Abbey Tower Abseil – Take a Leap of Faith!

On the 6th and 7th July we are offering you the once in a lifetime chance to abseil from the top of the Bath Abbey tower. We’re aiming  to raise £20,000 to support homeless, hungry and vulnerable people in the city, and fund sustainable renovations at Bath Abbey. This adventurous challenge will enable you to...Read More »

Spotlight on Street Pastors

Street Pastors was formed in London in 2003. Branching out across the UK, they now have over 15,000 specially trained volunteers in 300 locations, patrolling the city streets and helping people in a variety of practical ways. Today, many serious issues affect the safety of our communities; violence, knife crime, drunkenness and disorder, and drug-related...Read More »

Starting on the Road to Recovery

Darren, 38, a recovering addict, has been volunteering with the Furniture Project for the past three months. He’s come a long way on his journey from crisis to independence. “It started when I was 13. I was born in Chippenham, then our family moved to Corsham and my sister was born. All the love was...Read More »

It’s Volunteer Week!

And we are celebrating the incredible efforts of our 700 plus volunteers. Giving their time and energy, many have been with us since the very beginning, and continue to make our mission to support people struggling in the area Bath, possible. From cooking and distributing hot meals, to collecting and delivering furniture, to facilitating art...Read More »

A Place of Refuge

Our drop-in centre Lifeline opened in 2003. Fifteen years on and, together with our amazing team of staff and volunteers, we continue to provide a home away from home for roughly 30 visitors a day, five days a week. “What we provide at Lifeline are the little basic things that we all take for granted....Read More »

Finding Hope

Homeless and living in a night shelter during the cold winter months, Alex was extremely vulnerable and suffering with high levels of debt. “After returning from a period abroad I had a nervous breakdown. I was totally destitute. I was referred to the Genesis Trust and got involved with Life Skills. Ever since then it’s...Read More »