GP Sunderland

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
3

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
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%

Overview

Our 3-bedroom supported accommodation in Sunderland houses men who were previously homeless and exiting cycles of trauma, addiction, or offending behaviour.

We aim to provide a place of calm and personal growth, and will work with local churches, support agencies, charities and committed volunteers to give our residents a high quality, caring, personalised support experience.

ACHIEVED TO DATE

This project has had an amazing start. More details to follow.

Why We Do This

We believe that everyone has the hope of a positive future, and at Green Pastures we felt the duty to ensure this can become reality for those in Sunderland in the most need. Together with local churches we had identified that there was a great need in Sunderland for high quality small supported accommodation services for those falling through the gaps. We found that a large number of adults are sofa surfing in Sunderland or stuck in a cycle of staying in temporary accommodation without accessing help to improve mental health, stay free from addiction or offending behaviours, cope with relationship breakdowns, or get into training or employment after long periods of sickness or instability.

Future Plans

This project is new and unfolding, more details to follow. If you are local to Sunderland and would like to get involved, please contact Julie below.

green pastures review

GP started in 1999 by providing homes and support directly to those in need in Southport. Over time we acquired over 300 bedspaces there and were able to provide sufficient to house everyone who needed it. After a few years, we began to release other organisations to be able to provide homes and support to people in need in their areas with our help. After a decade of growing and developing partnerships all over the country, we challenged ourselves to begin considering if we could repeat what we did in Southport in other towns, where we don’t have a partner or the need is too great for one partner. The Green Pastures Sunderland house established in 2021 is running with the vision to continue to house and support the most marginalised - with the support of the local community and local churches as much as possible. Our vision is to see the local church take new strides in caring for the homeless in their area through building awareness, training and volunteering opportunities that will enable them to consider running or expanding their own ministries.

contact

Julie Belton

T:

07916525414

A:

N/A

location

GP BEDS

3

other beds

0

partnership est.

Feb 2021

CHURCHES INVOLVED

0