Compass, Hope Church Oswestry

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
4

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
0
%
%

Overview

Compass is Hope Church’s project to help people find a way out of homelessness.  It is a medium-term supported accommodation project with the aim to provide and enable individuals to learn the necessary skills to solve their own homelessness long term.

We will work with each individual to design a support program, which will help them to gain confidence, skills and solutions. With encouragement and support, we believe Compass will offer a real opportunity for people to make a change to their lives and access permanent long-term housing.

Compass is led by a skilled team of people with a wide range of skills and a real passion to help the broken and dedicated to showing the love of Jesus.

Achieved to Date

Compass currently has a 4-bed house in Oswestry.  We support our residents with daily life and have put a detailed tailor-made support plan in place to maximize their success in finding away out of homelessness.  

We have various volunteer projects for our residents to get involved in, from helping the vulnerable with gardening and helping out at horse stables to helping with painting and decorating various different projects.

Why We do this

Compass was set up out of a passion to help the most broken in our community.  The church has helped many people over the years, with soup kitchens and supporting people’s physical needs in the community.  But we as a church wanted to offer something more.  We wanted to provide a home for the broken and through love and relationships see lives transformed in the name of Jesus.

We wanted to help people to find a way out of homelessness by providing direction and guidance, hence the name Compass.  We didn’t want to apply plaster to wounds but wanted to see real healing and real change in individuals.

Through the support of our project with the assistance of Green Pastures people can have a place to call home.

Future Plans

Compass is planning on starting an Alpha group with our residents over the next few months.  We hope to have lots more volunteer opportunities for our residents and look forward to seeing them move forward in their own personal journey to find a way out of homelessness by the love of Jesus.

green pastures review

Hope Church Oswestry are providing an outstanding service to their local community. We are so impressed by their care and passion for their residents and it is a pure joy to work alongside Derek and the team! We can't wait to continue to support them in continued growth and to see them transform lives for the glory of God. We have no doubt they are playing a pivotal role in ending homelessness in the UK!

contact

Derek Hughes

T:

01691 655546

A:

52 Laburnum Drive, Oswestry, SY11 2QR

location

GP BEDS

4

other beds

0

partnership est.

Jul 2019

CHURCHES INVOLVED