Hope House (Chesterfield) is a Derbyshire-based registered charity (1183254) with a Christian foundation and a vision to tackle homelessness in the Chesterfield community.
We believe that the answer to home-less-ness is not a bed for the night but a home for the long-haul – a place where someone truly belongs. Hope House aims to provide a safe and secure ‘home’ environment for up to 14 residents as they strive to rebuild their lives and thrive in our community once more.
Directors take back Hope House just before Christmas!
The best early Christmas present is give to Hope House Directors after Creative Building Projects Ltd return control of the Hope House building following its £180,000+ refurbishment. There is still a lot to do before the first residents can be welcomed with the entire property requiring decorating and snagging work still outstanding. That said, it’s a massive step forward as they look to begin serving clients early in the new year.
Like all projects, our finances are incredibly stretched – could you consider making a one-off donation? – if so, please click here.
We’re recruiting ….
Support Worker – closing date 22 February 2021
Hope House (Chesterfield) is a registered charity which, working in partnership with Green Pastures, aims to support individuals who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness.
We’re looking for a support worker for our newly renovated 13-bedroom property in Chesterfield which will offer a home and support for vulnerable men to live as a community.
Hope House (Chesterfield) has a Christian ethos and will empower and support residents to recognise their potential and develop the skills to achieve and maintain long term independent living.
The role involves working with residents with multiple and complex needs, undertaking initial assessments, outcome based support planning, delivering 1 to 1 resident led sessions and group sessions, setting up off site training and education provision, keeping residents engaged and motivated to achieve their aspirations, and liaising with other agencies.
A key remit of this post is to participate and contribute to the spirituality of residents. For this reason it is an occupational requirement that the successful applicant is a practising Christian (Equality Act 2010)
Hours – 24 hours per week (may include unsociable hours)
Salary – £10 per hour
Annual leave – 20 days per calendar year plus 8 days a year in respect of public/bank holidays (pro rata)
The job description and person specification for the post are attached.
For more information, or to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you satisfy the criteria for the post by email to: email@example.com
Closing date – 22nd February 2021, 6pm
To apply send your cv and a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the job to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 6.00pm on 22 February 2021
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Who We Are
A message from the Directors & Trustees:
Hope at Last!
Hope House Chesterfield, a charity aiming to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire area, are preparing to reopen their doors in early 2021.
Hope House and ‘Green Pastures’ (a major provider of homeless accommodation in the UK) are working in partnership together to refurbish the Hope House property on Derby Road after its purchase was secured. Once completed, the house will offer accommodation and support to 14 vulnerable men (in the first instance), who will, with the support of paid staff and volunteers, live in a home community as they are helped towards living independent lives.
Hope House community life will involve establishing positive routines – cooking and eating together, access to vocational training and medical support, exercising and developing life skills. All with the aim of progressing towards independent living after 1-2 years. Hope House will be drugs and alcohol free as residents are helped to overcome addictions or other life challenges. It is hoped that residents will still feel part of the Hope House family after they leave and continue to access support for as long as they want to. The house will have a Christian ethos but none will be excluded on the grounds of race, religion or sexual orientation.
The vision for Hope House emerged after St Thomas’ Church in Brampton realised the gap in homeless provision in the area. Rev Sally-Anne Beecham, a Trustee of the charity commented, “After getting to know homeless people at the Winter Night Shelter we realised that just giving vulnerable people accommodation isn’t enough. We hope that Hope House will provide the support, love, patience and the family that every person needs, yet so many are without“.
£250,000 is needed to bring the dilapidated property on Derby Road up to current housing standards. Fundraising, grants and charity reserves have secured enough funds for the essential building works to be completed but the charity still needs to raise £50,000 to pay for decoration, flooring, furniture and equipment in order for Hope House to accept its first residents before Christmas 2020. Andrew Travis, Hope House Finance Officer said, “Hope House will be a facility Chesterfield can be proud of. I’m confident that despite these difficult times the good people of our town will come together to help overcome homelessness in their community“.
Trustees welcome all offers of support, financial or practical, and invite those interested in the project to contact the charity by e-mail: email@example.com or by calling (07307) 201718.
What we do …
Hope House Chesterfield is committed to delivering quality:
For those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Chesterfield.
Help us …
We’re SO nearly there! Yet in order to re-open we need YOUR support –
We have secured over £160k already to pay for essential building renovations and repairs to Hope House!
We need to raise a further £50,000 to pay for set-up and outfitting (decoration, carpets, equipment, initial staffing costs, etc) before we can open and provide vital support to those most in need.
However large or small your donation can be, please visit our ‘Ways to Give‘ page to find out how we can stand together and beat homelessness in Chesterfield.
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