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Bridge – Homelessness to Hope, The

Current delivery:

Main Contact: Keith Lawson-West

Tel: 0116 222 1161

Established: 2009
Staff Numbers: 2.5
Volunteers: between 35-45

The Bridge – Homeless to Hope provide food, warmth, shelter and companionship to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Leicester.

We are located at 43 Melton Street, Leicester. Leicester has 22% of the population living in income deprived households and we are based in a very deprived area of the City. Our clients are amongst the most marginalised people in the City and often have complex multiple problems in addition to or as a direct of homelessness. Some will have been excluded from mainstream services or do not access them because they feel stigmatised.

We began our mission to the disadvantaged in 2009 when a group of local Christians started providing an outreach ‘Soup Run’ service to homeless people in Leicester. Today our volunteers come from many backgrounds and faiths; we accept those from all faiths and none. We all have a common goal­ to help those who are on the street to move from despair to hope. Since 2009, we have grown to now deliver various specialist services ourselves, alongside an expanded hot food service.

As we have so many volunteers, we are able to offer a ‘front line’ service at a minimal cost as well as providing opportunities for our volunteers to gain experience.

The Bridge – Homelessness to Hope is an Associate member of Reaching People.