Memories from the Christmas 2015 volunteer trip to Kathmandu

Nepal video

Just Giving page for Grenfell Tower Disaster

Please donate to our appeal for the Grenfell Tower disaster https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/grenfelltowerdisaster We have all been shocked by the Grenfell Tower disaster that took place in West London. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been affected by …

Would you like to volunteer at a London night shelter?

Read about Bruce Miller’s experience of volunteering at a night shelter Many of the night shelters around London are organised on the basis of local churches grouped into multiples of seven, each agreeing to have homeless people stay for one …

A Volunteer’s account of serving for two weeks at the Village of HOPE in New Delhi, India

On the eveningofBoxing Day 2016 my friendAlison Clark-Morrisand I flew out to Delhi to spend two weeksat the VillageofHope;avillage which has been built for Leprosy sufferersand their families.Ali isapodiatrist (or,as she became known in India, “the foot doctor”) who worksatachiropractic …

Hope Jam – Talent Showcase

10th June 2017 Venue: The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, N1 0AX Time: 6pm Tickets: £10 Ticket Website: https://hopeworldwide.charitycheckout.co.uk/hopejam

Philip’s journey out of homelessness

Living proof that the process works. Binnur (placement student) and Philip (housed in Jan 2016) Philip began life in the small Irish town of Tipperary. Aged just 15, he travelled to London via the luggage compartment …

Two Million Steps for Two Step: Sat 16th April 2016

Come and join us on the morning of Sat 16th April as we walk from our homeless services (Two Step) office in Angel to our recovery services (ODAAT) near Oval to raise money to house the homeless. For more details,registration …

Volunteer at Crisis this Christmas

Giving beats receiving so why not give some time to meet and help the homeless this Christmas. You could be surprised how much you get fromit. For more details seehttp://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/volunteer-christmas.html

‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’ Sat 16th April 2016

We have started planning for our sponsored walk ‘Two million steps for Two Step’ onSaturday 16th April 2016. The 5.6 mile (9km) walk will be from our Homeless Services (Two Step) near Angelto our Recovery Services (ODAAT) in Kennington. Walkers …

Student Placement: Two Step Homeless Project

Student Placement Job Description – Homeless Project Organisation Name: Two Step Project, HOPEworldwide UK, Website: http://www.hopeworldwide.org.uk Location of Placement: 2 placement positions in Islington near Angel tube station. Application Process: Please send CV and cover email to m.cameron@hopeworldwide.org.uk Closing Date …

HOPE in Nepal

HOPE worldwide is aiming to serve 20,000 people in Nepal after deadly earthquake. Through the local affiliate (HOPE worldwide Nepal), we are working closely with the local government and international community, which is being organized by the United Nations. As …

Route-map for ‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’

Click here to see routes on a map: Routes for Two million steps Two Step (Angel) to ODAAT (Oval)9km: Arrive 9.30am – 10.00am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY. Sights along the way: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the …

Snooker Stars in support of HOPE school

Snooker personalities Jimmy White, John Virgo and Alfie Burden starred in an event to raise vital funds for a HOPE school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hope Worldwide UK hosted the evening of entertainment at Guildford Spectrum on Monday 23rd March. …

Sponsored Walk ‘Two million Steps for Two Step’ 2015

Saturday 25th April 2015: This event was a great success and we are repeating it in 2016 so the following details still apply. Goals were: For everyone to enjoy the day, learn more about how Two Step and ODAAT work …

European HOPE conference: ‘Compassion in Action’ 7th – 9th November 2014 Oslo, Norway.

This year, most of the conference was devoted to an introductory course in Empathic communication. This was delivered by Ronny Yttrehus, leader of the Oslo Church of Christ (pictured below on far right) who has been trained in empathic communication. …

Interview with student on placement: Sarah Farrell

Sarah is a 19-year-old student doing a work placement for a term at our Homeless Services, Two Step. What is your typical day like? The main part of my day is carrying out assessments with our clients; the maximum can …

The Kenya Project – Business Programme – Andrew Abadoo

By Rebecca Budgett – HOPE worldwide UK Volunteer Which aspect of the work in Kenya did you help with and what did this involve? I was involved from the beginning of the project and was able to see how …

The Kenya Project – Music Programme – Linda Evwierhoma

By Rebecca Budgett – HOPE worldwide UK Volunteer Which aspect of the work in Kenya did you help with and what did this involve? I was originally going to work with Amanda and Diane providing teaching support and CPD …

The Kenya Project – Teaching Programme – Amanda Thompson

By Rebecca Budgett – HOPE worldwide UK Volunteer Which aspect of the work in Kenya did you help with and what did this involve? I coordinated the Education Programme. This involved: Regular meetings with the core …

HOPE worldwide UK – ODAAT Draw My Life

ODAAT(One Day At A Time) Graduate Mark shares his life with us. Many thanks to our volunteer team for all their help

The Kenya Project – Medical Programme – Berin Krenek

Interviewed by Rebecca Budget (Volunteer) Which aspect of the work in Kenya did you help with and what did this involve? I was involved with the medical side of things. I was mainly assisting Claudine and Karen, my job …

ODAAT News Update

We saw 15 people graduate from ODAAT in 2013 and 10 people successfully moved on from Third Stage of the programme into private rented accommodation. We are very encouraged for those who have moved on into their own accommodation as …

It Was Worth Holding On

By Alex Mankoo – Volunteer with HOPE worldwide UK Elle was in her mid thirties when she became homeless in early January 2014. Throughout her twenties, she struggled with alcohol addiction and when she came to HOPE worldwide UK she …

TVCOC’s Gift for the Poor Impacting Thousands of Lives

Since 2012, Thames Valley Church of Christ (TVCOC) has been dedicating its annual Gift for the Poor to the HOPE worldwide programmes in Africa. HOPE worldwide is providing ongoing support to Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) in 8 countries across …

JOB ADVERT – Staging Post Managers

Job titles – Staging Post Manager and Procurement Manager Brief description of roles The North London Staging Post is a new joint venture between HOPE worldwide, the North London Housing Partnership and Family Mosaic. As a result, HOPE worldwide, is …

HOPE worldwide UK – Kenya Project 2014 In Full Swing

Photos of The Kenya Project team in action.

The Kenya Project

The start date for the Kenya Project is one week away! The project is running between the 19th and 23rd of February. There are now ten confirmed members of the team from the UK and two from the US. They …

‘Thank you!’

Could I please take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all of the advice, assistance and time you afforded me during my recent period of personal housing crisis. You may recall that I was referred to Hope …

Goode News about College Awards

I am so pleased and proud to tell you that last Wednesday 20 November, I picked up a Certificate for Outstanding Performance for Services to People,a College award to celebrate the success of outstanding studentsfrom City of Bristol College. The …

HOPE worldwide UK – Two Step shortlisted for private rented sector Award

HOPE worldwide UK – Two Step has been shortlisted as a finalist for 2012/13in the Public Service/Not for Profit category of the prestigious Landlord & Letting Awards. Oliver Romain, editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine and lead judge for the …

“Onwards and Upwards!”

Terry had never had a home of his own, and lived with his dad until 1991, when his dad fell behind with the rent payments. Although he was technically made homeless this was not too much of a problem, as …

ODAAT Challenge 2013

By Toby & ODAAT Graduate Colin The 3 peaks challenge was a very special time. As in any situation when you are stuck together for several days on the trot with others, particularly when it involves some endurance, you really …

Tribute to Reverend Henry T. Wells – Founder of One Day At A Time ( ODAAT)

On Wednesday September 11th 2013, after a 9 year period of sickness the Reverend Henry Wells died at his West York Street home surrounded by family members who say he spent a lifetime preparing for this day. Henry T. Wells …

Lavern Thomas is Moving On

It has been an amazing journey with Lavern over the past twelve years, and she has been an integral part of the homelessness work through many transitions – from the office in Tooting, to Old Street and lastly City Road …

HOPE Youth Corps

Do you know anyone who was involved in this years HOPE Youth Corps? HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) was established in 1994 by HOPEworldwideand is a faith-based, service-learning programdesigned for young people aged between 15 and 25 years. Working with HOPEworldwideprograms …

Kenya Medical Mission

Every year approx 2454 women are diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in Kenya. Every year 1676 women die from Cervical Cancer in Kenya.(WHO/ICO HPV and related Cancers Summary report update 2010) Forty four percent of unwell Kenyan’s do not seek medical …

Bringing HOPE to Feven

Feven walked into the office this week, a woman worn down by life. She had lost her job three months ago, and with it the support of her ex-husband, her homeand her friends. Eventually she found herself sleeping rough at …

DRAW MY LIFE HOPE

A powerful and moving video describing the life journey of Derek, a HOPE worldwide UK client who was housed through the Two Step Programme. Many thanks to our young, talented volunteers for putting together this video.

Margrethe Cameron – Procurement & Development Manager

I had the opportunity to catch up with Margrethe Cameron, the newly appointed Procurement & Development Manager in February of this year. She is a warm, fun person with a great laugh and a forthright personality. She …

Interview with Barry Lamb – New Director of Addiction Recovery Services

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Barry Lamb – recently appointed Director of Addiction Recovery Services. He was able to spare some time so that we could get to know him better. …

Kupasa Banja in Zambia – A new livelihood for Elida Mwanza

Elida Mwanza is a widow aged 63 years old looking after her seven grandchildren in Chawama. Prior to the entrepreneurship training and microloan provided by Kupasa Banja, Elida would make and sell door mats but would rarely make a profit. …

Empowering Women in Bangladesh

HOPE worldwide Bangladesh, in partnership with Walmart Canada, have established a women’s empowerment and vocational training programme for women. The programme provides vocational training to improve the socio-economic condition of women in Bangladesh. Training on computer fundamentals, sewing and handicrafts …

Cambodia – Sihanouk Hospital going strong after 16 years

Sixteen years ago the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH) was the vision of 3 humanitarian organizations: World Mate, Japan Relief for Cambodia and HOPE worldwide. Each wanted to provide healthcare to the people of Cambodia in the aftermath of …

Kupasa Banja in Zambia – How Kids Clubs Changed My Life

Indwina Musa is a grandmother aged sixty-two years old on ART and looking after six grandchildren. Indwina’s grandchild Jennifer Bwalya is now 18 years old. She lives with her sisters and cousins and she is a double orphan as both …

Two Step Case Study – Paul was spared the danger of sleeping on the streets

Paul was referred to Two Step by a homeless day centre after returning to his native London (he was born in Wembley) from America, where he had lived for seven years. He had a history of slight autism – not …

From slum criminals to entrepreneurs in Kenya

MYOH (Mukuru Youth Oasis of Hope) is a group of 30 young people between 14 to 25 years old. The group is made of young people who were involved in crime in the larger Mukuru slums. Most of them were …

Special Food Bank in Lithuania

The deteriorating economic conditions in Lithuania are especially acute for the poorest in society. Food Bank’s are being set up all over Lithuania to ensure that the most vulnerable have access to food. A group of volunteers for HOPE worldwide …

JOB ADVERT – Housing & Support Manager

Job title –Housing & Support Manager Brief description of role The role is split into three areas: Managing the support to clients of the homeless services; the second, managing the support provided to clients in recovery services; the third, managing …