We are a Christian charity with a strong legacy of over 30 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 2019/20, inHope provided:

  • 2,052 emergency bed nights provided to vulnerable women.

  • 1,560 meals served every week of the year for 50 weeks.

  • 5,948 individuals fed by foodbank parcels, 2,060 of which were children.

  • 5,066 counts of practical help which includes sleeping bags, clothing, toiletries and shower and laundry use.

  • 1,374 sessions of personal support. This includes listening support, telephone & computer use, prayer, financial support, referrals to other agencies including drug advice services & housing advocacy, and accompanying clients to courts, rehabs and hospitals.


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 East Bristol. Benefits advice, assistance with budgeting and healthy cooking are offered.


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.…

Jennifer’s Story
Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer became homeless when she could no longer afford her rent payments. This is her story…

Ellis’ Story
Ellis’ Story

In addition to directly helping clients, we also provide volunteering opportunities to those in recovery as part of the healing process. One such client is Ellis, who currently volunteers with us in the Wild Goose.  I am a qualified…