Silver Linings at the Gateway Centre

Two men seated across a small table. One man is a member of staff giving advice to the second man. On the table is a laptop.

Pre-pandemic, if you asked Paul Solly what the best thing about the new Gateway Centre was, he would say the growing sense of community and the opportunity to nourish people’s wellbeing in a calmer, brighter space. The Gateway Centre is filled with light from floor to ceiling windows and so both metaphorically and in reality...Read More »

Vision, Mission and Values over Zoom

Genesis Trust staff members on a zoom meeting. 9 small screen in a big screen

Every November Genesis Trust holds a Church Leaders’ Meeting for people in local church and chaplaincy leadership positions. As part of the Church in Bath it’s important that we keep communicating our good news, project reports, developments and plans for the future. Traditionally, this has been in person with refreshments, a projector and screen, chairs,...Read More »

Furnishing New Beginnings

showing the starter pack - cultlery, crockery and saucepans, hoover kettle

Did you know that when people are housed for the first time, many will not have essential furniture such as a bed or equipment to do basic cooking? The good news is that the Furniture Project is now providing an even more comprehensive “essential service” for people to get these items than we did before...Read More »

Christmas Care

Image of the word Joy with festive foliage

The countdown to Christmas is on and many of you have been getting in touch already to ask how you can support us this year. Whilst things will inevitably be a bit different, we’re still doing our best to bring a little Christmas joy to our clients, and there are plenty of ways that you...Read More »

i3Works well with Genesis

volunteer bag packing at Bath Foodbank. She has two bags in front of her and she is giving a thumbs up sign.

Behind the scenes at Genesis, a beautiful relationship is blooming! We are delighted that management consultancy i3Works has chosen us to be their Charity of the Year. The business is already throwing itself into supporting what we do in many different ways. So far i3Works has done a whole-team virtual challenge from Glasgow to Rome,...Read More »

Homeless Action

black and white photo of person covered in cardboard lying on pavement

Imagine that a traumatic childhood has left you with serious mental health problems. As a result, you find it hard to be patient as you deal with the authorities in charge of your housing. You struggle to control your anger, the relationship breaks down, and you have to leave. So with winter approaching, you’re on...Read More »

Changing the Course of a Life

Poster describing the components of the Life Course.

Genesis Trust was birthed from a compassionate desire to help those in crisis, and this continues to be the core of what we do. But we are always seeking new ways to enable people to move on from a lifestyle of chaos, where unhelpful relationships, self-destructive behaviour and addictions cause a never-ending and unhappy cycle....Read More »

Harvesting Generosity for Foodbank

items of non perishable food typical of those used to make up a foodbank parcel

Foodbank is harvesting generosity differently this year, as a result of some of the changes brought about by COVID-19. During previous Harvest celebrations, we have loved receiving the food collected by many churches and schools in Bath. We’ve greatly appreciated this generosity, and have been able to help many families and individuals in crisis as...Read More »

COVID-19 Snapshot Special

front cover of our 2019/20 snapshot

In September we usually share some of the highlights of our work from the previous financial year, summarised as an annual ‘snapshot’ of what you’ve helped us to achieve. As with almost every area of life, this September is both the same and yet completely different to previous years. In order to reflect this, we...Read More »

Foodbank Boost for Fitness and Literacy

With many children missing out on the usual access to sports and education in recent months, the Bath Foodbank has extended its provision to help fill the gap. Thanks to a three thousand pound grant from the Sport England Inequalities Fund (a partnership between Wesport, Sport England and the National Lottery), we are able to...Read More »