Hope Into Action

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
2

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
16
%
72
%
"We admire the work of Green Pastures, the relationship we have built over the years and our combined desire to see churches engage in the lives of the homeless."
Ed Walker, Executive Director

Overview

At Hope into Action in the face of the rising tragedy of homelessness, we believe that churches can house the homeless. We provide homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches. Our model is built on the belief that when people have a safe, secure home, surrounded by loving, non-judgemental relationships they find the strength to make positive life choices.

Achieved to date

Together with over 60 churches, we house 200 people in more than 20 towns and cities enabling tenants to maintain their tenancies and many to improve social relationships. We are winners of The Guardian Public Service Award for Housing 2017 and Homeless Link’s award for Innovation in Housing 2018.

Why we do this

Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury captures what we do: “What I really admire about Hope into Action is that it has a holistic depth to it.  Hope into Action allows people in our churches to recognise they can actually do something”. We partner with churches to enable them to house the homeless by providing shelter and housing know-how, whilst churches provide essential friendship and support.

Future plans

Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home.

green pastures review

It’s been a great privilege to work with Hope into Action to assist them on one of their properties where the investor wanted to exit from the property. Green Pastures was able to step in and help with the acquisition of this property in Peterborough. Our partnership goes a lot further that that as Rory Paget-Wilkes, (Director, Green Pastures) and Ed Walker, (Director, Hope into Action), have regular contact with regards to swapping of ideas, mutual edification, strategic planning and prayerful support. In fact both organisations meet up at the Director level at least once every 2 years and we appreciate the incredible work they are doing in terms of releasing more churches to house the homeless throughout the UK.

contact

Ed Walker

T:

01733 558301

A:

26 North St, Peterborough, PE1 2RA

location

GP BEDS

2

other beds

218

partnership est.

Jul 2016

CHURCHES INVOLVED

64