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AT FLAGSHIP, WE DON’T SIMPLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES – WE WANT TO SOLVE THE HOUSING CRISIS TOO. OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD TO ESTABLISH HOPESTEAD, WHICH WE INTEND TO BE OUR NEW CHARITY THAT SUPPORTS FLAGSHIP’S GOAL AND IS COMMITTED TO END HOMELESSNESS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND.

By working in partnership with local authorities, charities and social enterprises, Hopestead aims to prevent, reduce and alleviate homelessness, help to build sustainable communities and ensure everyone has a place to call home.

We didn’t expect to launch Hopestead so soon. However, due to COVID-19 we had to think differently and ask ourselves what else we can do now. We know COVID-19 has the potential to further increase homelessness, particularly with social renters being most at risk. We have an opportunity and responsibility to #StandTogether, do something positive and help those who need it most. So, we have brought our initiative forward.

The pandemic has affected everyone and changed the perspective of many. Communities are now more important than ever. People are going above and beyond to help the most vulnerable, and we’ve seen so many great things happening across the Group. Hopestead wants to enhance this work and provide teams with additional support to help keep people in their homes – because everyone deserves a place to call home.

We will share more information as things progress, but if you have any ideas, know of areas where we can do more, or would like to offer your help – please contact us below.

@_hopestead

We urge you to join us in signing the open letter from the charity @crisis_uk calling on political leaders to end homelessness within the next decade.

Hopestead strongly condemns the plans for the Criminal Justice Bill. and cannot support placing the burden of a failing system on the criminal system that is already at breaking point itself – the opportunity to end homelessness sits firmly with current and future politicians and they need to do far better than this.

This proposed bill not only overlooks the fundamental causes of homelessness but could also intensify the challenges faced by some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals. This approach, to think of punishing individuals for their sheer need to find a place to sleep on the streets, is morally wrong and misdirected.

Homelessness is a complex issue and can be influenced by a great many factors and the focus should instead be on providing essential support, resources, and housing solutions, rather than criminalising those in desperate situations.

Read our full statement via 'Stories' at the link in our bio, where you can also find the link to Crisis' letter
We're #hiring! We're looking for a Head of Operations to take the lead on delivering our strategy to tackle homelessness. Learn more 👇

📍 #Norwich, King Street
💷 Competitive salary of £50,000 - £55,000
📅 Closing date: Tuesday 16 April

The Role: 
This is a pivotal role at Hopestead, where your leadership will steer the operational delivery of our strategy against homelessness. Your days will be filled with dynamic leadership, strategic initiatives, and a deep commitment to our cause. As a vital leader, you'll empower our Community & Programme Officers, ensuring they're equipped and inspired to make a real difference.

Your Day-to-Day:
- Lead key initiatives like 'Hope at Home,' managing referrals and overseeing crucial activities.
- Craft impactful campaigns that resonate with our core values.
- Forge and strengthen partnerships with other charities, exploring innovative ways to amplify our impact.
 
Who We Need:
We're on the lookout for more than just a manager; we need a leader. Your ability to turn passion into impactful actions and results is what sets you apart. While experience in the homelessness sector isn't essential, your leadership skills, empathy, and ability to fire up a team is.

Join Us:
If you're ready to make a significant impact and are driven by a vision where everyone has a place to call home, Hopestead is your platform. 

Learn more and apply via 'Work with us' found at the link 🔗 in our bio!
We’re so appreciative of this donation by our friends in @Gasway, who recently held a raffle and donated all the money raised to support us - a phenomenal £850!

It’s something that will make a huge difference in our work helping people follow their route out of homelessness, and we’re truly grateful to Gasway for their generosity here. 

Together, we can end homelessness.

#endhomelessnesstogether #Hopestead #Gasway #donation #grateful
Rachael, the community champion from Tesco Harford Bridge, came to visit the us yesterday and brought a range of items from the store to donate to our Hope at Home initiative 🙌.
Rachael wanted to learn more about the role Hopestead plays in helping to end homelessness, and how we can work more closely together. 🤝
Thanks Rachael! 🙏 @
Hopestead's Hope at Home initiative provides people coming from a route of homelessness with furniture, appliances and flooring, helping them create a homely space they can thrive in. 🏡