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What we do

Renewed Hope Trust has three main projects:

  • East Surrey Winter Night Shelter – provision for the homeless mid-December to March
  • Weekday Drop-In – runs Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm. Year-round support for people struggling with life. A free lunch and refreshments are available. Due to Covid-19 Drop-in is closed. We are providing a ‘packed lunch’ service at the door Mon-Sat 12-1.30pm and we are working as a foodbank and making deliveries to those in need.
  • The Real Meal – held weekly on Sundays at 12.30pm at Shrewsbury Chapel in Redhill. Guests enjoy a free lunch alongside an informal, optional church service. Due to Covid-19 Real Meal is closed until further notice

Scroll down to find out more about all of these.

East Surrey Winter Night Shelter

The East Surrey Winter Night Shelter runs from December to March and is hosted at churches across Reigate & Banstead and Tandridge areas. With the help and dedication of a large team of trained volunteers from East Surrey, we provide a safe place to sleep for people who find themselves homeless during the coldest months of the year.

The guests are referred by one of our partners agencies, which include Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Tandridge District Council, East Surrey Outreach Service and the probation Service. On referral, we assess them to make sure the Winter Night Shelter will be the safest and most suitable option for them.

“This has made my time living on the streets bearable. If the night shelters were not there, I don’t know where I would be now.”

Winter Night Shelter Guest 

“It was well run but relaxed, no fuss. Friendly with no feeling of ‘them’ and ‘us’ even though one or two kept themselves to themselves.”

Winter Night Shelter Volunteer

Drop-In – weekdays 11am to 3pm

Our daytime Drop-In runs is open to everyone. It particularly attracts lonely, homeless or unemployed people struggling with a range of issues. They all need a friendly face and a listening ear. It provides them with a non-judgmental environment and a community in which they can be themselves. Services we offer include:

  • Serving a free lunch and refreshments
  • Giving out vouchers for Foodbanks
  • Providing emotional and practical support liaising with other agencies such as Catalyst, Community Debt Advice, iAccess Drug & Alchol Support, East Surrey Outreach Service (eSOS), Furnistore, YMCA, Salvation Army and Welcare
  • We can help people make contact and support them in engaging with statutory bodies including council housing departments and housing associations, Job Centre Plus, Department of Work & Pensions, the Probation Service and the health services.

“Drop-In is like a family. It’s a place where I can come to belong. Sometimes I might be a helper and other times I just want to sit and chat. You can just be yourself here.” Drop-inner

The Real Meal on Sundays – 12.30pm

Sunday is traditionally a day when our night shelter guests and drop-inners struggle to find company and meaningful activities. To help fulfil that need, we have the Real Meal at Shrewsbury Chapel in Redhill, where we hold the lease. Churches in the area work on a rota to provide a free lunch.