It was wonderful to catch up with our incredible charitable partners as part of our #HopeFunds initiative. ๐Ÿค

We spent the day learning about the outstanding work of our partners, understanding in detail how Hope Funds grants have been put to use in communities across the East of England. A humbling and energising experience. ๐Ÿ’œ

Hopestead would like to thank all of our partners and attendees for making the day so enriching. Most importantly, we thank you for putting others before yourselves in a relentless pursuit of compassion, dignity, and safety for all. ๐Ÿ 

๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ. 

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Everybody at Hopestead sends their heartfelt condolences to the family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her warmth and compassion are qualities for us all to aspire to, and we can all take inspiration from her example of always seeing the best in people.
Itโ€™s a busy day at Hopestead HQ ๐Ÿ™Œ

Putting the final preparations in place for our first ever #HopeInAction event. 

Get ready for a morning with intemational speaker, social entrepreneur and author, Dr. Sam Collins! @aspireforequality 

This Hope in Action #event follows the release of Dr Collinsโ€™ second book, Rebellious: Women Who Broke the Rules and Changed Their World. It's an informal, inclusive event and offers a fantastic opportunity for networking and self-development.

The event takes place from 10am on Tuesday 6 September at the Assembly House in Norwich. 

โ˜•๏ธ Refreshments provided!

Tickets cost ยฃ5 and all proceeds will go towards supporting our goal of ending homelessness in the East
of England. 

Fancy joining us for Hope in Action? Follow the link in our bio ๐ŸŽซ 

Hope in Action is a public event, so please feel free invite anyone and everyone you know. 

Hopestead x

Wintercomfort for the Homeless (@wintercomfortforthehomeless) is a charity in #Cambridge that, from their day centre, offer welfare support, training, and employment to the #homeless and vulnerably housed in the community. Their vision is to empower individuals to reach their full potential by equipping them with knowledge and skills to achieve long-lasting and positive change in their lives.

Project: Employment & Supported Volunteering Programme

Recognising that secure #employment is, for many, the best route out of long-term periods of homelessness, the Employment & Supported #Volunteering Programme assists service users in a number of ways. They help with CV writing, literacy and numeracy support, job applications and interviews, volunteer and work experience training, and practical skills training including support to gain professional accreditations. 

โ€œWe are so grateful to Hopestead for their very generous donation of ยฃ10,000 towards our Employment and Supported Volunteering Programme.  We know that the ability to secure and sustain employment is one of the most important factors in helping people to move forward from homelessness.  Hopesteadโ€™s contribution towards the cost of this vital programme will help us to support a great many vulnerable people to gain employment and rebuild their lives.โ€

Offering such a deep well of support to help people get themselves out of vulnerable situations is an incredible initiative. The fact that itโ€™s to help provide long-lasting solutions is all the more admirable โ€“ thank you for your hard work. 

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Based in #Norwich, The Feed (@thefeednorwich) is a social enterprise that wants to help create positive societal change from the ground up, by motivating change in people. By doing so, they aim to prevent financial hardship, hunger, and homelessness in Norwich. This, in turn, has the ultimate end goal of creating communities without financial hardship. 

Project: Social Supermarket, & Nourish

The Social Supermarket initiative is just that; a supermarket, stocked with a huge variety of affordable groceries to ensure people still eat well in the face of the rising cost of living. This affordability is ensured through close partnerships with local food producers and suppliers so that their products come at a lower cost than many other supermarkets.

Nourish is a service providing hot evening meals for anyone without access to food or facilities to prepare food. Itโ€™s open five days a week (in collaboration with Kingโ€™s Community Church, @kingsnorwich, on Sundays) in a secure indoor setting in Norwichโ€™s city centre, with the food prepared in a professional kitchen and dispensed by a team of trained volunteers. 

"The Hope Funds grant will support our work to combat food insecurity in Norwich via two projects. Our Social Supermarket, opening this summer, will offer low-cost groceries, cooking classes, and advice to help people move towards food security. Our Nourish service provides hot evening meals for people rough sleeping in Norwich, running five evenings a week."

Thank you for your tireless work providing such an essential thing to those in need. Weโ€™re overjoyed to back The Feedโ€™s projects. 

#PartnershipWorking #SustainableCommunities #EastAnglia #EndHomelessness #charity

Norfolk Community Law Service (ncls.co.uk) is a registered charity that provides legal services to those for whom justice and representation is financially inaccessible in #Norfolk.

Their services are targeted towards individuals and groups such as, for example, those with long term physical and/or mental ill-health, physical and sensory disabilities and/or learning difficulties, offenders and ex-offenders, migrant workers and others facing disadvantages in their lives. Naturally, their advice is fully confidential and non-discriminatory.

Project: Financial Inclusion Project โ€“ Debt & Welfare Benefits Advice

โ€œOur Debt and Welfare Benefits advice helps people to reduce their debts and maximise their income.  If people receive advice, they are much more likely to avoid rent arrears, fuel poverty and homelessness.  This can also result in better mental and physical health, more productivity, and less stress within family relationships. With the current cost of living crisis, our advice is needed more than ever.  We are so grateful for funding from Hopestead which means we can help more people with their money problems.โ€

Weโ€™re excited to support NCLS in providing such a useful service to those in need. Seeking legal aid can be hugely daunting and itโ€™s organisations like NCLS that are instrumental in helping the vulnerable members of our communities. 

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