• Inside a home furnished thanks to the support of Hope at Home

    Helping end homelessness with the power of personalisation

    We cannot end homelessness by providing housing alone, writes Marie-Claire Delbrouque, chief executive of Flagship Group’s charity, Hopestead. What is the difference between a house and a home? It’s a basic question, but one we at Hopestead have thought deeply about in our mission to end homelessness. We believe a home is much more than … Continued

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  • Marie-Claire Delbrouque, chief executive officer of the charity Hopestead

    Plan to criminalise homelessness criticised

    Concerns have been raised over a plan to criminalise rough sleeping. Marie-Claire Delbrouque, the chief executive of the Norwich-based charity Hopestead, expressed her strong disapproval of these plans, which are part of a new Criminal Justice Bill, labelling them as deeply troubling. Ms Delbrouque said: “Hopestead strongly condemns these plans, which not only overlook the … Continued

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    Charity ‘funds hope’ with grant scheme to tackle homelessness

    Almost 20,000 people across the East of England have so far been helped through a funding scheme set up to tackle homelessness. Hopestead, Flagship Group’s homelessness charity, has provided more than £300,000 to charities in three rounds of grants since its ‘Hope Funds’ scheme was launched in 2021. Representatives from 12 charities which launched projects … Continued

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  • East of England MPs throw support behind Hopestead at Westminster event

    East of England MPs have thrown their support behind homelessness charity Hopestead at an event in Westminster. Hopestead’s chief executive officer Marie-Claire Delbrouque held meetings with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman, North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker and Waveney MP Peter Aldous during an ‘Ending Homelessness Together’ lobby day at Parliament. Ms Delbrouque said they had … Continued

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  • Hopestead win Housing Digital Innovation Award for project with Emmaus Suffolk and New Meaning Foundation

    Hopestead has won the ‘Best Use of an Emerging Technology in Housebuilding’ award at the Housing Digital Awards, which took place last night in Birmingham. The award was for Hopestead Place, a joint project with Emmaus Suffolk and New Meaning Foundation (NMF), which saw the installation of two modular homes to provide accommodation for individuals … Continued

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  • Hopestead honoured by Suffolk’s High Sheriff

    The hard work and community service of homelessness charity Hopestead has won the praise of Suffolk’s High Sheriff. Mark Pendlington presented Hopestead’s chief executive officer, Marie-Claire Delbrouque, with a ‘certificate of gratitude and recognition’ at The Royal Oak – Emmaus Suffolk ’s community café in Ipswich. Ms Delbrouque said she was delighted with the honour. … Continued

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