Lifeline Harrogate

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
15

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
50
%
59
%
"Lifeline's partnership with GP continues to be integral to all we do. The support services we receive from them are key to our operations as we respond to the need in Harrogate."
Carl Good CEO

Overview

Lifeline is a registered charity based in Harrogate which aims to serve Harrogate and district by representing the Churches in the area in providing move-on accommodation Lifeline works with Harrogate Homeless Project and other agencies to house those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. By providing people with a home to live in we give them that all-important ‘leg-up’ which enables them to begin to rebuild their lives. Lifeline works with the residents to help them in all aspects of their lives. We always make sure that they understand that the house is “their home”, whilst at the same time helping and supporting them to take those all important next steps to progress their lives and move on from Lifeline to live independently. We have had many residents leave Lifeline into fully independent living with a job and a new sense of hope in their lives!

Achievements to date

Lifeline began housing formerly homeless people in our first Green Pastures house in February 2013. Since then over 60% of the men we have housed have gone on to live fully independent lives and over 60% of our residents have found paid work. We have seen salvations, baptisms, healing from addictions, and many successful moves into their own accommodation. Lifeline runs a fortnightly lunch club for its residents, as well having a cooking evening in each of the houses every second month. Lifeline employs support workers covering all of our residents providing intensive one to one support, as well as signposting to agencies who work in partnership with Lifeline.

Why you do this

We are continually inspired by the scripture in the book of Isaiah which says "My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest." That is our guiding principle. Only when people have this can they ever hope to progress onto the next step in their lives.

Future plans

Lifeline is currently looking at providing move-on accommodation in other parts of the Harrogate district, not just in Harrogate. We are also working with the Police and the Council to see if we might extend our work to providing tailored support to those people who are leaving prison. A women's supported house is also being looked at and research is being undertaken to see what, if any, are the additional challenges that will be applicable.


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Lifeline Harrogate started when Carl Good gave up his career as an IFA in obedience to God's call on his life to step out in faith. He didn't know then that he would get involved in helping the homeless in Harrogate. He approached Green Pastures after a close friend told him to go and visit our partner in York, called Restore. A year of hard work behind the scenes eventually led to Green Pastures buying Lifeline's first house (we how have four with Lifeline!) in January of 2013 and Lifeline began housing people in the following February. We are so pleased for Carl and his wife Georgie that this step of faith has yielded so many results. Many men's lives have been changed and the love of God has been sown into them. We are excited about playing our part in the next steps in the Lifeline journey!

contact

Carl Good

T:

07541 455 508

A:

Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5RR

location

GP BEDS

15

other beds

partnership est.

Jun 2012

CHURCHES INVOLVED

10