Pets and Homelessness

It is estimated that between 5-10% of homeless people have pets, with dogs the most common animal. Homeless pet owners provoke a range of reactions, from curiosity to hostility. Two key questions on the topic are: Why do homeless people own pets? And should homeless people have pets at all? In many ways, the reasons...Read More »

Craft-funding and Craft-fulness

You may have heard of crowdfunding and you will certainly know about mindfulness. But here at Genesis we have been trying “craft-funding” – using the talents and skills of visitors and volunteers to make crafts that can be sold to raise money for our projects. And “craft-fulness” – ‘mending oneself by making things’. This year,...Read More »

Horticultural Social Enterprise Scheme to Help Grow Skills

We are pleased to announce an exciting new project for 2019! Genesis is partnering with Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council and another charity, Grow for Life, in a horticultural and gardening social enterprise. Genesis will run the garden centre in Royal Victoria Park, which is currently run by B&NES, and also introduce further...Read More »

Local Businesses Helping Local People

As we head into January we’d like to celebrate the amazing support of our local businesses in Bath, who went above and beyond to help homeless, hungry and vulnerable people through donations of money, gifts in kind and hours of volunteering this Christmas. One of these was Lakeland Bath, who made a fantastic donation of £873...Read More »

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 »

Services over Christmas

This Christmas we will be continuing to run our food projects for homeless people in Bath. The Soup Run will be serving hot soup and sandwiches on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day as usual. The Sunday Centre will be serving a three-course meal each Sunday. Lunch Box will be closed 24th and 26th Dec,...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 »