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our successes

Success in our Day Centre

Every day in our Hand Up service for the homeless we help up to 30 people who are rough sleepers or sofa surfers:

  • We provide hot meals and snacks
  • We offer many items of clothing daily including free underwear
  • All rough sleepers can have showers
  • 2-5 people volunteer
  • 15-20 go away with bags of food
  • We advocate for them to be housed
  • We can arrange bank accounts
  • We offer a postal address
  • peopel cna access our computers
  • They cna get haircuts, vax and health checks and sexual health support
  • People can access casework and courses

Success in helping people access opportunities and training

60+ people access our Learning 4 Living service

  • They can accessed volunteering
  • Start courses
  • Start work experience
  • Get jobs
  • Improve their employability


Success in campaigning

  • Hope has hosted showings of films about the value of social housing
  • Posted actively on social media
  • Succeeded in having a facebook page ridiculing the homeless stopping posting
  • Raised awareness of violence against the homeless
  • Improved awareness of the true scale of local homelessness

Inspiring knowledge and learning

  • Hope hosts placements for up to 5 students in social work, youth work and occupational therapy a year
  • We teach on 6 courses at the University of Northampton and in dozens of schools
  • We post detailed literature and research evidence on our website and hold a library on site
  • We are the research location for up to 5 academics a year
  • We support the work of event management, photography, painting, marketing, creative writing, media and journalism students

Hope Enterprises

  • Gives paid work to  people who have experienced homelessness and poverty each year
  • Trains  people in catering, tool repair or horticulture
  • Recycles and repairs over a thousand tools each year
  • Grows up to 7 tons of veg each year to feed people in poverty


Community Development

  • Hope engages hundreds of local people every year in volunteering, fundraising and governance
  • Hope creates social businesses to grow the local economy and provide opportunities
  • Hope works in partnership with other community groups to provide local services like our food clubs, maintenance of community gardens and growing spaces to build community resilience

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