Saltbox/Restart

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
4

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
17
%
29
%
“Saltbox’s Restart service provides supported housing for men and women, most of them with a long history of offending behaviour. Our aim is to help them restart their lives and make a new start."
Lloyd Cooke, Chief Executive

Overview

Saltbox has provided a much-loved and valued service for communities across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire since 1987.  Our original founding vision was to provide Christian support and encouragement for local faith groups to help them flourish. Since 2001, however, Saltbox has developed a range of charitable caring initiatives for vulnerable adults.

Achieved to Date

Saltbox has developed a range of caring services for vulnerable people including Restart (housing support for ex-offenders), CareLink (befriending service for lonely elderly people). Saltbox supports local churches encouraging unity, prayer, mission and mercy projects.  Saltbox has helped to pioneer the use of Faith Action Audits and also civic prayer breakfasts.

Why we do this

Saltbox’s work and ministry is an outworking of Christian care and compassion.  We work hard to promote united Christian working both within the faith sector and also with other sectors (local councils, police, probation, NHS, social services, media, etc).

Future Plans

Saltbox aims to continue to provide its services for those in need and to be “salt and light” in the community. We are exploring possible growth opportunities beyond Stoke-on-Trent.

green pastures review

Restart is part of the Christian Charity called Salt Box, who work in the communities that make up Stoke on Trent. Formed in 1983 by a small group of like-minded Christians, Saltbox has become an amazing organisation, who truly are “salt and light”, bringing hope to so many. From what I have seen they really do make the bible the living word of God and that is really something to see. They reach out and support vulnerable older people, empower older people by giving them a voice, provide debt and money advice to foodbank guests and provide homes and support to homeless ex-offenders, through the respective services they provide i.e., Care-link, Older People’s Engagement Network, Money Matters and Re-Start. At Green Pastures our mission is to release the Church to eradicate homelessness and our work most closely aligns with the work of Saltbox through their Re-Start initiative, through which over two hundred individuals are supported and one hundred bed spaces provided. Most amazingly of the total number of people helped by Re-Start only 9% on average re-offend, compared with a national re-offending rate of 60%. Now that really is something. Yes are indeed proud to be in partnership with Restart.

contact

Paul Bailey

T:

01782 815879

A:

Bemersley House, Gitana Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DY

location

GP BEDS

4

other beds

116

partnership est.

Feb 2006

CHURCHES INVOLVED

4