Claire Devaney

BCHA Announce A New Project For 2021/22 – The Way Forward

The COVID19 Pandemic has been really tough and a lot of people out there need a little help getting back on their feet.   A brief overview: A unique Employability and Skills coaching programme to support people over the age of 18 whose lives have been affected financially during the pandemic, whilst also helping to […]

Hope Into Action (Partnering With Faithworks Wessex) Purchase Their First House!

Hope into Action (HIA) is a national charity that enables investors to buy houses for the homeless. The key to this model is that every house is supported by a local church who provide support and friendship to the tenants such as assistance with paperwork and budgeting skills, eating meals or watching a film together. Faithworks in Partnership with HIA now […]

Vaccination day for homeless in Bournemouth

What a day! A huge effort to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness resulted in around 200 receiving the vaccine at a special pop-up clinic at the Bournemouth YMCA today. Everyone vaccinated is homeless, rough sleeping or has been temporarily housed by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council due to the COVID pandemic. […]

Doorstop Shop sells wooden goods from former rough sleepers

A NEW shop is selling hand-made wooden items crafted by former rough sleepers. The Doorstop Shop is a new charity business, based at St John’s Church in Surrey Road, near Coy Pond, and also selling online via an eBay store. Its hand-made and upcycled stock includes wooden items such as hedgehog houses, planters and phone […]

Staysafe – Purpose, Activity and Friendship During the Day

Staysafe is a new and innovative project offering daytime support for people who have gotten off the streets and are in emergency or temporary accommodation.  The BCARS team (a partnership between Faithworks and local churches) are there to provide individuals with “purpose, activity, and friendship” at a church venue throughout Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  We […]