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We’re Hopestead. We want to end homelessness in the East of England. We know that’s ambitious, we know we need  a different approach and we know we can’t do it alone. Homelessness still exists everywhere, so more of the same is not  the answer. Homelessness isn’t just about providing homes, it’s about tackling the causes of homelessness and building  long term, sustainable solutions. This takes scale and a multitude of skills. Working in partnership with other organisations that share our commitment, we can meet our ambitious goal together.

We give our time, resources, skills and money to tackle the causes and impacts of homelessness, as well as homelessness  itself. We believe in not just giving people a safe place to live, but understanding why they are experiencing homelessness  in the first place, so we can make sure it never happens again. We believe in community, giving people the connections  to build relationships, solve problems and try new things, to create the sense of belonging that makes their house a  home forever. We empower people to take control and get past whatever is in their way, starting a new journey with  the expectation that this will be the beginning of the rest of their lives.

As part of Flagship Group no-one is better placed to end homelessness. We consider that we have a fundamental  responsibility to do so. This doesn’t only benefit those who are homeless. Sustainable communities benefit absolutely everyone. Regardless of who you are and whatever your life story, we should all have the chance to live in a society  where the cycles of homelessness can be broken.

Because we believe everyone deserves a place to call home.

Our Trustees

  • I’m Philip

    Philip Burton

    Chair of Trustees

    Everyone deserves a place to call home.

  • I’m Doris

    Doris Jamieson

    Trustee

    Helping those most in need is my priority.

  • I’m Andrew

    Andrew Yuill

    Trustee

    I want to do right, seek justice, defend the oppressed.

Our Team

  • I’m Marie-Claire

    Marie-Claire Delbrouque

    CEO

    I believe that doing nothing is simply not an option.

  • I’m Julia

    Julia Everson

    Head of Operations

    I am driven to promote inclusivity and equality for all.

  • I’m Chantelle

    Chantelle Tyrrell

    Partnership & Events Manager

    I am committed to helping people rebuild their lives.

  • I’m Lisa

    Lisa Prior

    Community Manager

    I am passionate about helping people achieve a better tomorrow.