Our successes2018-08-31T15:49:51+00:00

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our successes

Success in our Day Centre

Every day in our day centre we help up to 160 people who are cold, hungry, poor and lonely:

  • We provide two hot meals and snacks
  • We offer up to 75 items of clothing daily including free underwear
  • 30+ people have showers
  • 10 volunteer
  • 15-20 go away with bags of food
  • Up to 20 use our computers
  • Up to 30 access arts, gardening or fitness activities
  • People access casework and courses

Success in casework

180+ people have signed up to casework

  • 85 have accessed volunteering
  • 165 have started courses
  • 47 have started work experience
  • 23 have got work
  • 150+ have improved employability

Read some of our service users stories

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 up to 10 people who have experienced homelessness and poverty each year
  • Trains up to 60 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

Accreditation

  • Hope is accredited by NCVO for the quality of its work with volunteers under the Investing in volunteers programme
  • Hope Enterprises is accredited through the Social Mark
  • Hope is working towards accreditation under PQASSO, the overal NCVO mark of quality for charities

Community Development

  • Hope engages over 1800 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 like Leicester street (above) and growing spaces to build community resilience
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