The ongoing situation with Covid-19 presents significant challenges for those living in poverty across Northampton and we at The Northampton Hope Centre are doing everything within our power to continue supporting the most vulnerable in our community.
From Sunday 30th March, all of Northampton’s homeless community have been offered hotel accommodation which was secured in partnership with Northampton Borough Council. We are now working together to support these individuals allowing them to self-isolate in a safe and secure environment.
Hope is providing 3 meals a day and also providing support in the form of clothing, supplying activities and also a mental health support help line.
The Hope Food Club is now operating on a delivery only basis and has doubled its capacity and is now delivering 3 days each week.
Hope will continue to rely on the support of the community to ensure that we have the resources to care for those in need and would encourage anyone wanting to help to stay up-to-date via social media as we appeal for specific items.
We have been overwhelmed by the support offered by the Northamptonshire community and would like to thank everyone for their contribution to keeping our services operational.
Hope is working closely with the Northampton County Council resilience cell to help co-ordinate emergency food provision for those on low incomes in partnership with other foodbanks, sharing food, drivers, vans and storage, and sourcing as much food as possible to feed financially vulnerable people