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New Homeless Initiative SafeSleep Needs Volunteers

16th November 2023|

Here at Faithworks, we long to see an end to homelessness: but it takes more than providing a bed to sleep in. One of the main reasons that people fall into homelessness, or are unable to get out of it, is a lack of a support network: people need relational and spiritual help as well as a roof over

Street Talk Tour Update – The reality and the opportunity

5th July 2023|

Our 8-day Street Talk tour in May around the churches in all 3 of our towns was a great success, but every session had a key moment when the reality really struck home. As John and Lydia (not their real names) spoke, the room fell silent – their quiet voices courageously telling of how as a homeless couple they

Royal Visit to Faithworks Arch Carpentry Workshop

26th June 2023|

“In a modern and progressive society, everyone should have a safe and secure home, be treated with dignity and given the support they need.   Through Homewards, I want to make this a reality and over the next five years, give people across the UK hope that homelessness can be prevented when we collaborate.” - HRH Prince of Wales

Volunteers’ Week: 1 – 7 June 2023

31st May 2023|

“You are the lifeblood of all that we do” – Alistair Doxat-Purser, CEO 285 volunteers enable us to run 5 Food Banks, our CMA debt advice and budget service, SMILE lone parent families project and support for those moving on from homelessness, addiction and prison via our Arch programme. Many of you who give your time have

Street Talk Tour May 2023 – Helping the Homeless

24th April 2023|

Online daily prayer - join here Helping the Homeless: from 2015 -2020 the Sleepsafe project helped around 200 people off the streets and into accommodation. This incredible collaboration involved many churches and volunteers working together. Since Covid BCP has not had a formal church provision of a safe beds scheme. David Chidwick, Homelessness Lead at Faithworks, said: "Sleepsafe was

Winter Support for those Rough Sleeping

14th December 2022|

The perils of sleeping rough are very real all year round. But at this time of year with sub-zero temperatures, wind and rain, the work of the local Homelessness Partnership BCP comes into full focus. Faithworks is a founder member of this Partnership and Alistair, their CEO, chairs the Partnership forum. As Christmas approaches people often enquire about what

Dorset Chamber of Commerce Make Faithworks it’s Christmas charity

9th December 2022|

Back in the Autumn, Ian Girling, the CEO of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce, approached Alistair the Faithworks CEO, about creating a Festive Food Bank at their Christmas gathering in December. Given the enormous financial challenges facing so many people this year, this felt like a way of bringing good news into a bad situation. And the idea captured

Project Christmas Hours 2022

6th December 2022|

Please note that our project Christmas hours 2022 are: Blandford Food Bank+ Closed on Tuesday 27th December Christchurch Food Bank+ Open as usual except on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December Poole Food Bank+ Open except on Tuesday 27th December *Please note the change in opening hours Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th December when Poole Food Bank+ will be

Investor Breakfast – 15 December 2022

2nd December 2022|

“When people are housed, cared for and encouraged at the outset they have a much better chance of turning their lives around and making a new start." - Hope into Action Lead Investor Following the success of our last Investors' Breakfast we will be holding the second in December. The event provides an opportunity to find out about

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