Genesis Trust Bath

A Lifeline in Winter

The Lifeline Centre is a sanctuary for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. We offer a warm welcome, basic supplies like food and clothing and practical help to solve complex problems. Thank you to Fidelius Group for their generous pledge to this campaign

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1154253)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£7,902

Donations

69

  • Fidelius Group for their kind pledge and to our other generous pledgers.

    — Thank you

  • ‚ÄúIt was cold, lonely and horrible being homeless. I had exhausted all my lines of help and was living in a tent near the riverbank. I turned up at Lifeline freezing and soaking wet and was immediately given clean, dry clothes and hot food.‚Äù

    — Bridget, Lifeline visitor

  • “It was cold, lonely and horrible being homeless. I had exhausted all my lines of help and was living in a tent near the riverbank. I turned up at Lifeline freezing and soaking wet and was immediately given clean, dry clothes and hot food.”

    — Bridget, Lifeline visitor

  • Fidelius Group for their kind pledge and to our other generous pledgers.

    — Thank you

Situation

People come to Lifeline desperate: cold, hungry, homeless or facing eviction with no friends or family to help. Many of them have no local connections so have no right to accommodation in Bath, leaving them with literally nowhere to go. They can suffer from complex health and emotional problems and many are destitute, marginalised & forgotten. Our visitors need a warm, safe refuge away from the streets and more intensive support to turn their lives around.

Solution

Our team of skilled staff and volunteers at Lifeline offer a warm, non judgmental welcome and emotional support to Bath's most marginalised people. We plan to provide more intensive individual support to enable them to start to turn their lives around. When they are ready, we help them find a home, tackle addiction, access healthcare and address underlying problems such as debt. We then provide more structured support to enable visitors to gain the skills they need to live independently.