Our hand up service is open six days a week from our space at the Oasis House building in central Northampton. This is the hub for our work with homeless and disadvantaged people in Northampton.
The drop in is open from 11.30-1.30 but appointments happen before and after these times for support, one-to-one during the week
From here we offer hot and cold food, showers, clothes, access to bank accounts, healthcare advice and services, housing assessment, benefits advice, settled status support, referral to housing, mental health and addiction support and access to our Learning 4 Living service to get training and get back to work, and it is the gateway to our social enterprises. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE
People cannot stay inside because of covid restrictions at present; but they can have appointments and receive advice one-to-one advice. We will allow peopel to come in and stay once rules are relaxed.
Anyone who is a rough sleeper or is a sofa surfer, or has nowhere to cook, can access these services. Everyone over 18 is welcome, regardless of where you come from; race, gender or culture.
Our former Day Centre, which Hope has been running for over 40 years, the last 9 from that location, and which offered a wider range of services, simply cannot operate as it did before due to Covid 19.
We are open on every bank holiday, including Christmas day.
Christmas at Hope: We always make a special effort at Christmas to give people a welcoming time. Listen to an interview with Tim service user and CEO Robin (MP3 format)