Local People Behind the Numbers…

At the Genesis Trust, we help over 640 vulnerable and homeless adults every month.

Our work is not only about supporting and nurturing people , we aim to empower them as well.

We hope you’ll be inspired by how we have helped, and continue to support disadvantaged people in Bath.

Stories:

Bath Foodbank

“Many thanks for your help at Manver’s Street. I was desperate and your food parcel has got me through a very tough patch in my life. I have never needed charity before and at 51 it was hard to even ask. I have been waiting on Job Seeker’s Allowance for over a month and have had no money whatsoever. Your staff were kind, considerate and discreet in helping me. I hope that people will continue to support you and allow you to continue helping people like myself.”

Furniture Project

” I contacted the Furniture Project with regards to helping me with a house clearance after the recent passing of my father.  I was particularly impressed with the professional manner in which everything was dealt with. I spoke with a young lady who was incredibly courteous and polite. Her manner was very comforting at a particularly difficult time and she answered all my queries and explained to me the services in detail… I will certainly be recommending you to others after how pleased I am with your services.”

Lifeline Centre

“I ended up homeless after a bad fall which meant I couldn’t work and I lost my job. I went to the Soup Run and someone there directed me to Lifeline.   At first I was wary of everyone but then I realised they were people a lot like me, they’d had pretty normal lives, something had happened that had knocked them for six and we’re all just trying to make the best of a bad situation.  When I came to Lifeline, the manager, Gloria put me at ease and got me a coffee, it was good to get a warm welcome.”

Life Skills

“I have suffered from clinical depression on and off for most of my life and out of all the support groups I have attended, Life Skills is certainly one of the best. I am currently a volunteer with Genesis and have been attending groups for over three years. I have found the activities to be extremely helpful and therapeutic. I find that my mood has been improved considerably as a result of working with others and becoming part of the genuine community spirit that Genesis creates.  Genesis is a Christian charity in the truest sense of the word and the clients who come here are always treated fairly and with respect. The staff are always friendly, helpful and understanding. I am never judged or put under excessive pressure and have always received good, constructive feedback for any work that I have done. I also find that volunteering gives me a real sense of purpose, which is something that I lacked during times of depression.