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.
Hope has adapted and increased its services for people in need:
- Our day service for street homeless people, ‘Hand-up’, for rough sleepers and sofa surfers, is open 6 days a week, giving food, advice, information, benefits, access to bank accounts, clothes and more.
- We now offer supported housing
- Our support for people to get training and employability, address mental health, addictions, open to anyone, including but not just for the homeless, ‘Learning 4 living’ is expanding and we welcome referrals
- Our various social enterprises offer training, work experience and employability skills for anyone in need
- Our foodclub offers vital food, plus an access point for the Learning 4 Living service, to anyone in poverty
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 works 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