Because there is no such thing as ‘no hope’
We work closely with:
Community Debt Advice
eSOS (East Surrey Outreach Service)
East Surrey Police
The National Probation Service
Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSS)
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Tandridge District Council
Our Supporting Partners:
Over 30 local churches and faith groups
Including Christ Central and their West Central coffee shop
Staff & Management of The Belfry, Redhill
Marks & Spencer, Redhill
My Local, Horley
The Renewed Hope Trust exists to show our deep concern for the homeless and disadvantaged in the Redhill area. In an atmosphere of unconditional love and compassion we seek to offer acceptance and respect to all. This includes practical support such as food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, assistance finding employment and training as well as building relationships, listening and caring.
We believe this should be done professionally and monitored regularly. As an interdenominational Christian group, we believe that Jesus Christ loves everyone. We seek to see all who come to us given a new hope and the opportunity to build a new life.
Résumé of Winter Night Shelter
by Project Coordinator, Alice Banks
Winter Night Shelter 2015-
Outcome for Guests:
We had 19 guests this winter:
8 – Privately Housed
4 – Returned to Family
2 – Housed long term in Hostel
3 – Not yet housed
1 – Sofa Surfing – with his new fiancée
1 – Only stayed with us a few nights and has not maintained contact.
306 Volunteers attended training sessions
289 Volunteers took part of whom 56 had helped on previous years.
101 volunteers completed the survey.
What You Liked . . .
Friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Journeying with the Guests. Realising that the Guests were ‘just like us’! Being part of a team. Peace of the night shift. Helping. Talking. Meeting new people. Listening. Giving back to community. The friendliness of the guests. Being part of something well organised. New Experiences. EVERYTHING
What You Didn’t Like. . .
Challenges of new / unfamiliar venues. Lack of confidence. Uncertain what to do. Sometimes very few guests. Could feel surplus to requirements.
Things We Hope To Improve . . .
Provide more training – almost all negative comments came from those who had not been to training or updated their training, we have changed some things.
Transport – we need a larger vehicle /dedicated vehicles & drivers to accommodate more guests.
Communication & Coordination – re food provision, dropping off and collecting guests/kit.
Renewed Hope Trust is active all year, running the Drop-
How you can help… Please Stay Involved!
Financial Support – A regular monthly contribution -
Help Us Find a Home – we are still searching for premises to rent as a more permanent base of operations. Having a base will remove so many of the issues that beset the smooth running of this year’s WNS. If you know of, or hear about, a property that might be suitable, please let us know!
Without your prayer, dedication and commitment, many of our Guests would still have been sleeping rough. Not only have you helped provide food and shelter, you have offered kindness, encouragement, support and may I say love and respect, for that is what the Guests report.
Thank you for being part of this project, and for expressing God’s love for all people through your efforts.
Kindest regards, Alice.