Behind the beautiful Georgian facade of Bath and the stunning surrounds of Bath and North East Somerset, homelessness – or the threat of it – is a problem facing a growing number of people.

 

There are over 4,000 on social housing waiting lists in the region and house prices are 14 times average earnings. The issues go far deeper than the number of street homeless. There are countless individuals sofa-surfing, families housed in B&Bs and others in unsuitable temporary accommodation. But, there is help available.

 

This film, funded by St John’s Foundation and created by Meaningful Films, shows the realities of homelessness and the life-changing work that is being done by local organisations to help. We witness first-hand the difference that support staff and volunteers make to those struggling to keep a roof over their head.

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The Many Faces of Volunteering

 

Join us at an evening reception on Thurs 16th May, 5.30pm – 7pm @ Museum of Bath Architecture , The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5NA

 

We are celebrating the fantastic impact of volunteers by inviting you to an evening reception to view the 16 portraits of group facilitators and mentors

The portraits were taken by world renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith

 

Here's Clive talking about his photographs of Peter Gabriel at the Bath Museum of Architecture 

 

This is a Mental Health Awareness Week event that this year explores the impact of Body Image

Please e-mail Paul.Rimmer@MUNGOS.ORG – if you’d like to attend

 

The single – More Than That –  is now on sale from Bandcamp and iTunes  all proceeds to local peer led groups

Volunteer Training

There's lots of free volunteer training available across BANES in a range of areas, to provide you with new skills and increase your confidence. 

Become a mentor

For anyone with lived experience of a mental health issue

Mental Health Charter

New Hope have published a charter representing the rights of people in mental health services - click read more to find out more...

Connect With Us

New Hope exists thanks to St Mungo’s ‘Bridges to Wellbeing’ scheme, which provides funding and support for New Hope and its volunteers. ‘Bridges to Wellbeing’ aims to empower people affected by mental health issues, so they can get involved improving services they use.

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