We are aware of the isolation felt by people living in poverty and our priority is to introduce them into a caring community, often a local church, that will continue to provide friendship and support. We offer:
A food bank
Thanks to donations of non-perishable foods from local churches, schools, businesses and individuals we are able to provide 3-5 day emergency food hampers to people in crisis who have been referred to us by health and social care professionals, churches and other agencies.
We also run four Hope Centres, located at The Welcome Cafe (Longridge) in Knutsford, Lacey Green (Wilmslow), Colshaw (Wilmslow) and Spath Lane in Handforth where we offer further support to help address the root causes of poverty. Those attending Hope Centres receive breakfast and lunch and are able to access the following support services.
Providing access to an internet hub and support with job searches, CV writing, job applications and interview skills.
Money Management Courses
A free course, equipping people to take control of their finances and learn how to budget. The course is available at our Hope Centres and other venues by request.
A course to help you change your habits and find freedom from life controlling dependencies.
Those lacking basic IT skills, can sign up and log on to the ‘Learn My Way’ online course.
Our volunteers teach people to cook economical nutritious meals from scratch, enabling them to feed the family well for less.
Thought for the Day
Every Hope Centre incorporates a Christian 'Thought for the Day' which aims to connect people with God, as revealed in the person of Jesus, who loves them and has a good, perfect and pleasing plan for their lives. None of our other services are dependent on accessing or responding to this message but prayer is also willingly offered to all those who would like it.