We try to build a foundation of trust and respect, to break down the barriers.
Our guests come for company and to feel part of something within a society that rejects and ignores them. The homeless and the needy find warmth, comfort and friendship in its familiar surroundings.
The single-decker bus parks in Chesterfield and Matlock and provides counselling, serves drinks and food, and offers clothes, blankets, toiletries and sleeping bags. Furthermore we provides an area of calm and reflection where people can talk to volunteers and to each other, to help them regain their self respect and move forward in their lives.
At the end of each session we invite our guests to join us in prayer. We also pray regularly for all our guests.
We provide day to day support in areas such as help with housing applications, and we also run weekly art classes in Chesterfield.
Did you know that:
- 3673 people slept rough at some point in London during 2009-2010
- 61% of rough sleepers are new, 27% have been rough sleeping for two or more years and 13% have returned to rough sleeping after a gap of a year or more
- 61% are aged between 25 and 45 years with only 9% under 25 and 30% over 45
Many have one or more support needs
- 50% alcohol
- 38% drugs
- mental health
- have been in prison at some point
- were in the armed forces at some point.