Our vision is of communities where everybody can reach their God-given potential, free from injustice and insecurity.

We are a Christian charity with a strong legacy of 35 years serving some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Bristol.

At the heart of all that we do is the firm belief that every person, no matter their circumstances, can transform their lives away from homelessness, addiction, poverty, and abuse.

We accept every person who arrives at our doors, serving without condition. When clients are ready to make positive changes, we empower and equip them to make those changes, to improve their lives for the long-term.



In 2020 – 21, inHope provided:

Hot food, drinks & PPE to over 60 people per day, throughout the pandemic.

13,497 people fed by Foodbank parcels, 5,156 of whom were children.

473 instances of women being supported through help with benefits, house moves or listening support.

35 people supported with their recovery from addiction through the Life Course.



Offering food, shelter, hope and support in the community.


A drop-in centre for people who are homeless or who have low incomes, to receive a hot meal, clothes, and other practical support, in a supportive community.


An emergency women-only night shelter for women fleeing domestic abuse, addiction, homelessness, and prostitution.


The Life Course and Life Recovery Groups offer clients in recovery from addiction and abuse, mutual support and the development of life skills.


Emergency food parcels for people experiencing food poverty across South and East Bristol. Benefits advice, assistance with budgeting and healthy cooking are offered.


Volunteering during a pandemic.
Volunteering during a pandemic.

Teena and Simon tell us about their experience of volunteering in the midst of a pandemic. When did you start volunteering at the Wild Goose? Teena: I think it was in November 2020. Simon: I started in December 2020.…

The power of peer volunteering.
The power of peer volunteering.

The power of peer-volunteering: Life Recovery’s Deputy Manager Vicki Saunders and peer-volunteer Nikki share their experience of working together to deliver the Life Course. Volunteering can be life-changing, as many inHope volunteers will testify. Giving time to help others…

“I can just leave my worries at inHope and I go home feeling refreshed.”
“I can just leave my worries at inHope and I go home feeling refreshed.”

Volunteers are crucial to inHope’s work, and volunteering takes many different forms, from frontline roles to fundraising. InHope’s DIY volunteer Dave shares his experience of helping out at inHope and explains how using his skills benefits everybody. Dave –…