Good Shepherd Services

Good Shepherd- It started with a meal!

Good Shepherd has been operating in Wolverhampton for 49 years and will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. Over that time the charity has changed and adapted with food always being at the heart of what we do.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165909)

open_in_new http://www.gsmwolverhampton.org.uk

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£4,475

Time left

111 days

Donations

66

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

We are tackling food waste and food hunger. We are connecting families and individuals to partner agencies to tackle issues which need addressing and resolving.

Solution

By working with a range of food partners we can take food and pass this on to our service users. We are a multi cultural community so try and ensure we can offer a range of items suitable to all who come to the centre.

  • "To have somebody who cares about you, who says, ‘we are here to support you if you want the support’ – that’s just amazing. “I couldn’t have turned things around any better really, and it feels like now I have got something to live for, every single day.”

    — Matthew Waterhouse

  • "The art group at the Good Shepherd is very important to me. It's the one chance as an ex-user I get to express not only how I feel but also to convey important messages. It's an outlet, and sometimes after an art session I feel like I have taken a shower - refreshed and unburdened."

    — Darren

  • "When I am feeling low I can come to the Good Shepherd and they can help push me towards what I want. "They treat me like a friend, and I can come here and have a cup of tea and feel comfortable."

    — Samantha

  • “I have always wanted to keep myself busy and always wanted to work and to learn. The Good Shepherd have really helped with some training as well as the accommodation. "With a job, a nice place, being able to provide for my kids, I feel really positive about everything moving forward.”

    — Lee