His Provision CIC

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
8

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
98
%
15
%
"From the outset His Provision has been committed to sharing the heart of God in the heart of Blackpool, our partnership with Green Pastures enables us to show the love of Jesus in a practical way as Luke 14 v12-14."
Christine Phillips. Director

Overview

His Provision was born out of a local church soup kitchen/food pantry and registered with companies house in June 2013.  Initially operating from the church premises and a small rented shop we were blessed when Green Pastures purchased our multi purpose premises for us in January 2015.  The new centre has allowed us to offer supported accommodation to four men, plus move on accommodation for a further two clients. We also host a community hub, free family meal, volunteering opportunities, community café and training centre, and also houses our food pantry.

Why do we do this

His Provision is all about Jesus hence HIS Provision. We believe that His love needs to be shown in a compassionate and caring way to the lost, we as His people are compelled to show the world what God looks like and God is love, therefore we need to show His love I all that we do. There is a saying “Actions speak louder than words” and that is so true, we just want to love people into the kingdom. There is a real need in Blackpool, not just with homeless folk but also with families, poverty and deprivation are clear for all to see and we believe that meeting those needs in Jesus name shines a light into the darkness.

Why do we do this

His Provision is all about Jesus hence HIS Provision. We believe that His love needs to be shown in a compassionate and caring way to the lost, we as His people are compelled to show the world what God looks like and God is love, therefore we need to show His love I all that we do. There is a saying “Actions speak louder than words” and that is so true, we just want to love people into the kingdom. There is a real need in Blackpool, not just with homeless folk but also with families, poverty and deprivation are clear for all to see and we believe that meeting those needs in Jesus name shines a light into the darkness.

Future Plans

Blackpool Council have given us, rent free, a community hub to house another food pantry, community shop, volunteering opportunities etc and we are prayerfully working at duplicating what we have in our existing centre in this extremely deprived council estate.  Church Army have also moved into the area at the same time, God is at work and we will also work with them in pioneering a new church in the new centre.

green pastures review

His Provision is a Community Interest Company, who are truly at the centre of their community, addressing poverty. social exclusion and isolation. From their Hub (purchased by Green Pastures for His Provision), a range of activities and services are provided including supported housing, a community café, a weekly free community meal, a food pantry, a non-alcoholic youth bar and whole host of volunteering and employment training opportunities. His Provision is based in Blackpool, which contains areas of very high social deprivation. Chris and her team at His Provision since opening a number of years ago, have had a great positive impact on the community and this has been recognised by local Councillors. His are a great example of having a vision and making it happen, and we at Green Pastures are really pleased to be part of this. The name of this venture “His Provision” says it all; Chris and her team truly make themselves available to Our Almighty Father God, to do the work he calls them to.

contact

Christine Phillips

T:

01253 298774

A:

272-274 Central Drive, Blackpool, FY1 5JB

location

GP BEDS

8

other beds

0

partnership est.

Apr 2014

CHURCHES INVOLVED

2