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.

OUR ACTIVITIES

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.

OUR IMPACT

In 2020/21, inHope provided:

  • Open throughout the pandemic; serving food, drinks & PPE to 100 people per day.

  • 13,961 people fed by Foodbank parcels, 5,360 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.

PEOPLE’S STORIES See All

Spring of Hope: support for women continues. 
Spring of Hope: support for women continues. 

Despite the lockdown, there is still hope as Cynthia finally finds a home. Cynthia*, a 63-year-old client, came to Spring of Hope having been sofa-surfing with family and friends for over a decade. She had no income, no home, no ID, and no belongings, other…

Eilidh’s direction “in Hope.”
Eilidh’s direction “in Hope.”

Faced with the isolation of full lockdown back in the Spring, people struggled in many different ways. For those already struggling with an addiction before Covid-19 hit, their addictions got much worse, and help was hard to find as…

Jayne’s story – From no hope, to “loads of hope!”
Jayne’s story – From no hope, to “loads of hope!”

Spring of Hope: *Jayne’s story Only a year ago, Jayne was street homeless and sofa surfing; a chronic alcoholic and drug user, who sold herself for sex to pay for alcohol. She was near the end and without hope.…