The Bridge Homelessness To Hope
Who we are
The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, which has a strong Christian ethos, was established as a homeless charity in 2009.
Our vision is for everyone to have a place they can call home and hope for the future. Our aim is to support the most isolated and marginalised people that often have no one else to turn to.
The Bridge provides a non-judgemental service to the homeless and vulnerably housed in Leicester. We offer support and mentoring to anyone who is homeless, or who is at risk of becoming homeless, this includes rough sleepers, people that are sofa-surfing and those that are in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.
The Bridge is a wellbeing centre that supports those who are hardest to reach by seeking to:
- Overcome the barriers to engagement encountered with more traditional service models
- Be a place where guests can feel secure, trustful, and not feel judged
- Run services that are supplied by people who understand their challenges and are empathetic to them
We do this by offering a safe place to support people in crisis, helping people make long-term, sustainable improvements to their lives, and by developing accessible mental health services for the people that visit us.
We offer support and mentoring to anyone who is homeless or who is at risk of becoming homeless, this includes rough sleepers, people that are sofa-surfing and those that are in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.
The Bridge provides a space for people to wash and dry their clothing, shower, access WIFI, get clothes and toiletries as well as eat a hot meal whilst socialising with others.
Our caseworkers also support our guests and give advice with the following:
- Housing Applications
- Benefit Applications
- EU Settlement Scheme Applications
- Connecting with a GP or Dentist
- Job Applications/Writing a CV
- Accessing Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
- Accessing One-to-One Mentoring (The Lighthouse Project)
Our mentoring service provides both face-to-face support to those facing social isolation but also a telephone support for those who are isolated in their homes and struggle with leaving or accessing services in person. Mentoring is provided for 3-6months.