The Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund provided a grant to cover salary costs of a Support Worker for homeless accommodation.
The Support Worker provided individual support, in the form of support plans, to up to eight ex-homeless men living in two supported houses. She also manages a small team of volunteers who deliver housekeeping and further pastoral support to the men. During the grant period, 19 men have been housed with a mixture of success. Most men have engaged well and made excellent progress as a consequence.
Hope House have built stronger relationships with partner agencies such as the DWP. At the end of the grant period, the project is sustainable, provided that both houses are 75% occupied. All residents meet weekly with the support worker and are required to complete wellbeing questionnaires, which overall evidence the positive benefit of living in the house. With financial sustainability of the project in place, it is able to continue as Hope House see that this provision is a true need for their community.