Every day at the Hope Centre, we support up to 100 homeless and socially disadvantaged people. These people need our help for many reasons, some have alcohol and drug problems, others have suffered family breakdowns and have nowhere to turn, some are elderly or have mental health issues and are unable to cope, some sleep on the streets and most have been homeless at some time in their lives.
We also try to help them to ‘move on’ with their lives through a programme of education, training and development. This builds self-esteem and enables them to take on responsibility, hopefully leading to employment and/or community volunteering.
We try to give everybody a ‘hand-up’ as well as a ‘hand-out’.