This is the community focused ministry of St George’s church.
We provide immediate relief for the homeless in Stamford, providing tents, sleeping bags and a hot cup of tea. We ensure they are plugged into to the right agencies to help them move forward.
We are linked with the charity Hope into Action and own a house in Stamford that provides supported housing for previously homeless residents.
A weekly community cafe open to all. Friday Connect provides a safe place for the isolated and vulnerable in Stamford, and anyone who needs a cup of tea and piece of cake. It has become a community in itself and provides practical signposting support as well as prayer.
We have a number of volunteers who walk alongside those in the community who are struggling to navigate life. We offer practical support with paperwork etc.
We are linked with the charity Safe Families and have a number of volunteers working with them in Stamford to support families whose children are at risk of being taken into care.
The work of Fresh Hope has been described as ‘the glue between agencies’. We have strong links with local agencies and charities across Stamford so we can signpost and advocate more effectively.