Welcome to Northampton Hope Centre


In 2014 we celebrated our 40th anniverary.  Back in 1974 Michael Mulligan decided to help the local street homeless by providing free food from the back door of the Bishop's House in Marriott Street, Northampton.  The Soup Kitchen, as it was known then, was born!

We've grown and developed over those 40 years into the Northampton Hope Centre but still uphold the basic principles that Michael and his friends operated by.

We look after over 100 people every day in our day centre at Oasis House, but now we are as much about giving people a hand-up as well as a hand-out.  We are entirely reliant upon the support and generosity of our local community - individuals, schools, churches / faith groups, sports and social clubs and local businesses to keep our range of services available to  those who really need them.

There are many ways you can help us:

  • Fundraising
  • Taking part in our events and activities  
  • Volunteering either as an individual or part of a group
  • Donations of clothing and footwear
  • Providing us with a range of food and other goods which we use on a daily basis

We give hope to local people who have fallen on hard times and need extensive support and encouragement to rebuild their lives.  Some of them are now progressing, so they can get a job, a place to live and re-gain their independence!

If you'd like to play your part in helping us deliver these crucial services, then contact us on 0845 519 9371 or email office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk.

You could also follow us on twitter or facebook.

Without our wonderful supporter community, over those 40 years we wouldn't be here.  Thank you for all your efforts on our behalf, and please keep on doing it! 

 For more information about Oasis House click here


Our clients include:

  • People who are street homeless
  • Sofa surfers (staying on friends' floors and sofas)
  • Vulnerably housed (hostels or temporary accommodation)
  • People with alcohol and /or drug -related issues
  • People with physical and mental health issues
  • People who are generally down on their luck
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Elderly people experiencing poverty






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