We have two practical ways of helping turn a roof and four walls into a Home.
Home Start Packs: Thanks to a grant from the Gannett Foundation, we can work with an ex-rough sleeper to get the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom basics that every house needs (up to a value of £60).
“Acts 435 is a fantastic initiative which puts people who are in need in touch with those that can help. It is a very simple idea but a very exciting one! I am proud that the Church is taking practical steps to help those facing practical difficulties.” (Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York)
Faithworks Wessex is a local advocate partner with Acts 435. It is really simple: we identify the need and cost; we tell the story on the Acts435 website, and people of goodwill from all over the country log in and donate to meet that cost.
Recent successfully met needs include
Payment for a train fare to enable someone to attend their father’s funeral
A donation for school uniform to assist a single parent
Provision of carpet to ensure young children didn’t hurt themselves in their new home