Church Homeless Trust
Church Homeless Trust helps people who have been homeless to rebuild their lives and establish a home of their own. We provide homeless individuals with funding for the specific support they need to get back on their feet. Every homeless person has their own needs, their own story, their own struggle. We give personalised grants, tailored to their circumstances. There is no one size fits all, and we give the help that fits them. This may be for training and education, personal development, clothes or furniture, new ID, counselling or any other support for which no government funding is available.
We help a wide variety of people including vulnerable young people, ex-service personnel, people with disabilities, ex-offenders, people with addictions or mental health problems, people fleeing domestic abuse, young mothers and their children, and people who have lost their homes through debt, illness or the breakdown of a relationship.
Our funding is of direct benefit to homeless individuals and provides essential support for which there is no government funding available. This includes funding for essentials such as food parcels and packs of toiletries for people coming to hostels with nothing. We help people to become more confident and healthy through funding for cooking and nutrition workshops, life skills training, and personal support that builds their self-esteem. We pay for clothes and travel so that they can start volunteering or working. We also pay for work-related training and activities that help people to socialise and build relationships. Once people have received the help and support they need, we help them to move on to independent living with grants for basic furnishings and household essentials for their new homes.
We also pay for therapeutic activities such; as expressive arts, therapeutic gardening projects, cycling and walking groups all of which help people who have been homeless to gain confidence and skills.
We are entirely reliant on voluntary income and receive no statutory funding.
Church Homeless Trust is a registered charity, number 802801, and a company limited by guarantee, number 2453957