Established in 2008, Hope Housing is a registered Christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford. Our aim is to end rough sleeping in Bradford by eradicating homelessness through the provision of a range of services including crisis management, advice and advocacy and supported housing. We believe it is a great privilege to help people experiencing homelessness by providing hope where they often feel there is no hope. We are extremely well respected across the Bradford District and have an excellent track record of effective delivery and partnership working.
Hope Housing currently has 34 supported bed places in 26 properties across the city.
We are connected through a wide range of working partnerships with statutory and voluntary services and churches. This allows us to deliver person-centred services in the city. We know that we cannot solve homelessness by ourselves; our key principles are to work with others and focus our work on filling gaps in homeless provision so that in our city no one will be left out. We specialise in destitute support (for those with no recourse to benefits and public funds), recovery support and practical and emotional support. All our support is tailored to each individual and enables even the most disadvantaged to access housing, financial and practical help.
Our work is part of Positive Pathways, Church Urban Fund’s (link) five-year homelessness prevention programme, specifically designed to help people with experience of homelessness move forward in life, focus on developing a broad range of life skills and with an end goal of permanent sustainable accommodation and community integration. A key strength of the Positive Pathways programme is that we have the flexibility to work with people in a relational way, focus on wellbeing interventions and provide support over the medium to long term.
We receive referrals from hostels, police, Bradford day shelter providers, drug and alcohol services, outreach and probation workers. We signpost to the best suited service for an individual’s circumstance including offering supported tenancies in some of our properties across Bradford to people who have been homeless. Support for our tenants is provided by our staff and volunteers who are trained and supported by us. Our staff team currently comprises 9 staff: a project manager, an operations manager, 3 housing support workers, 2 migrant outreach workers, a pathways out of homelessness worker and an administrative assistant.
Homeless - If you require supported accommodation please fill out our referral form and email it to email@example.com.