What we do

The services we provide to the community

Our professional and trustworthy team put their expertise to use across a huge variety of services, bringing advice, practical support and development opportunities.

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Outreach

We reach out to those who are in crisis and at risk of immediate homelessness. We believe that it is a Biblical principle and a humane response to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and welcome the stranger. We do this principally  through our Nightshelter, Outreach Services on the streets of Bedford and our Helpline and Advice Service for refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants.
A helpline offering advice and support to refugees and vulnerable migrants (and the professionals supporting them)
An alternative to detention pilot developed in partnership with the Home Office and UNHCR providing free legal advice for vulnerable irregular migrants.
The Outreach team brings hope to some of the most marginalised and forgotten clients in our community.
Our nightshelter has run for nearly 30 years as a direct access service, 365 days a year

Homes

Housing is an issue of social justice and equality. The Independent Commission on Housing, Church and Community lays out a positive vision for housing, centred on five core values, which are rooted in the Christian story but resonate with us all: good housing should be sustainable, safe, stable, sociable and satisfying. We aim to provide accommodation that fulfills these five criteria for individuals and families from the UK as well as refugees and asylum seekers. Across our homes, we provide accommodation for people in a variety of different situations, tailored to help them thrive.

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Opportunity

We recognise the need to tackle the causes of homelessness and to create space for people to rebuild their lives as part of a wider community. We provide a number of services which empower people do this.
Offering a place for people to find belonging, gain self-confidence and rediscover their value through a wide variety of courses and experiences
Our English Language Programme to help learners integrate into the local community