Spring Mount Church

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
2

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
%
%

Overview

The only real medium to long term solution in Barrow is the homeless shelter but there is a long wait. The homeless shelter staff themselves ring us to see if there is anything we can do to help people that can’t come to them. CAP clients regularly under threat of eviction and young men we work with spend months sofa surfing or sleeping rough in derelict buildings. Through foster caring with people at the Church we see young people leaving care with no support or dumped in the same tenement buildings where the drugs deaths in Barrow have been ridiculously high and so leaves them vulnerable to addiction and prostitution. Even those in the homeless shelter have a limited time period before they have to go, or unable to work because then they can’t stay there.

Achieved To Date

We completed on our first Green Pastures house at the end of June 2020 and we are excited to have this home, now providing for those who were homeless and support and care for our residents.     

Why we Do this

The long term goal of the Church is to see people placed in sustainable housing, connecting with the courses we run and the education we can provide, growing in self esteem through volunteering opportunities and friendships made, moving into employment and then into their own long term place. To see people break free from the chains of hopelessness and have a vision for their future. For the church to offer practical hope and support and not just talk about it. To create business opportunities for those that receive help so that they go on to help and support others. That is what our partnership with Green Pastures is all about!    

       

Future Plans

We have big plans to grow the amount of sustainable housing for those in need over the next few years.

green pastures review

Spring Mount Church are an exceptional church with an outward focus and care for the homeless. We are so impressed by their care and passion for their residents and it is a pure joy to work alongside Jonny and the team in planning for the future! We are looking forward to supporting them in continued growth and to see them transform lives for the glory of God. We have no doubt they will play a pivotal role in ending homelessness in the UK!

contact

Jonny Harrison

T:

07989 581924

A:

Spring Mount Salthouse Pavilion, Roose Rd, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 9RQ

location

GP BEDS

2

other beds

0

partnership est.

Dec 2019

CHURCHES INVOLVED

1