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Faithworks 20th anniversary

26th March 2024|

It’s Faithworks 20th anniversary! And we are honoured to invite you to join us in a year of celebration, reflection and forward thinking. How did Faithworks begin? Over 20 years ago a small and dedicated group of church leaders, along with Poole Borough Council, looked at root causes of key local issues and identified loneliness & isolation as large

Faithworks Project Christmas Hours 2023

18th December 2023|

Please note that our project Christmas hours 2023 are: Christchurch Food Bank+ Closed Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December, and Monday 1 January 2024 Nourish Community Larder & Food Bank Closed Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December – open 10am – 12pm only Poole Food Bank+ Closed Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 – Friday 29 December open 9.30am –

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

Greg’s Story: Faithworks Recovery – Hope in a Better Future

12th December 2022|

“One day you will go on to help someone. Don’t think you are defined by your actions.” - Faithworks Recovery. Thrown out of the family home at the age of 16, Greg had to fend for himself. He explained: “I moved from place to place, got in with all the wrong crowd - to where I am now, I

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

Celebrating BCARS 2015-2020… Now it’s Time for Faithworks Arch and the We’re Here Network

29th September 2022|

BCARS (Bournemouth Christians Alongside Rough Sleepers) brought together 25 Churches, over 350 volunteers and served over 500 people as they sought to escape homelessness from 2015 to 2020. Through Sleepsafe alone in those 5 years, over 180 people moved from living on the street to more secure accommodation. We are so grateful to everyone who was a part of

Recovery Day Moves Location

23rd August 2022|

BH1 Elim Church Host the Recovery Day. Thanks to BH1 Elim Church in Boscombe we now have a new venue for the Recovery Day.  Also known as "The Toastie Club" due to the infamous cheese toasties, the Recovery Day provides a safe space for those seeking fellowship on their recovery journey. The Recovery Days provide an opportunity to make

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