The Saviour Trust

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
STAFF
VOLUNTEERS
43
20
1

RESIDENTS

Employed
Volunteering
Christian Growth
Moved on into
independent living
5
%
3
%
10
%
15
%
"The comfort of home, the security of a place you can call your own. Merseyside Housing has a passion to see comfort and security retuned to where it has been lost by affording a home through the kindness of the local church and community.’"
JW, Resident, Goshen Home

Overview

The Saviour Trust offers support to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing mentoring support, drop-ins, food, clothing and accommodation. We attempt to address the root causes of homelessness by offering a holistic approach. We provide accommodation and support around life skills: money management; mental & physical health; employment and training; family reconciliation; as well as alcohol and drug abuse. We currently support up to 320 individuals and families from our Leeds and Pontefract offices.

Why we do this

We are driven by our Christian faith and values to help people to break the cycle of crime, addiction and homelessness. We believe that by providing stable accommodation to those in need they can utilise the time, space and support to make long-lasting and positive changes to their lives.

Achieved to date

Over the last 13 years, we have helped numerous individuals to reconcile with family, to recover from addiction and to move into permanent accommodation and employment. We are fortunate to hear regularly from past service users who tell us how we assisted them to change their lives and to become positive contributors to their community.

Future Plans

Having opened a new office in Leeds 2 years ago, we continue to expand and to help more and more people every year. We are committed to growing sustainably and helping as many people as possible for as long as possible!

green pastures review

What a story! We can only marvel at the incredible growth of the Saviour Trust. Through an incredible chain of events GP was able to buy them their first house in 2006. Since then they have grown at a mind-blowing rate and remain our stand-out partner for their demonstration of how it is possible to scale-up quickly and successfully to meet the local need. Vic Iwanuschak stepped out in faith to start this journey off with the baton eventually being passed onto his daughter in law Hannah. We love Hannah’s faith and reliance on God. She has worked closely with Wakefield Council to develop a model whereby other than in exceptional circumstances housing can be provided by the Saviour Trust to anyone homeless or who is leaving prison at very short notice. Saviour Trust have also demonstrated that all of this can be done whilst still remembering that each person is unique and needs support tailored towards their own requirements.

contact

Hannah Iwanuschak

T:

01977 600335

A:

All Saints Church Hall, Baghill Lane, Pontefract, WF8 2HA

location

GP BEDS

43

other beds

265

partnership est.

Mar 2009

CHURCHES INVOLVED

7