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Homelessness is a downward spiral, and on the increase nationally. The longer a person is on the streets, the greater the risk of abuse, drug and alcohol misuse, decline in mental health and isolation. This can lead to increased rates of suicide. We believe, as followers of Jesus, we should be at the forefront of social change, offering the practical support, guidance and quality signposting that homeless people need in order to reach their full potential.

However, providing that support is complex and difficult at times. Churches are often ill-equipped to deal with the reality of homelessness and the task can seem overwhelming.

Homeless Pastors exist to equip churches and charities to better serve the needs of the homeless by providing in-depth, practical training - so enabling those on the margins to find a supportive community and begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

HOMELESSNESS IN THE UK

We want to make an impact across the UK by churches and charities working in partnership. Our aim is to see an outreach in every town and city wherever there is an issue with rough sleeping. 

80%

HOMELESS PEOPLE SUFFER FROM
A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION 

976

976 PEOPLE DIED WHILE HOMELESS IN THE UK IN 2020, A 37% INCREASE FROM 2019
 

25%

FEMALES SLEEPING ROUGH HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

17X

ROUGH SLEEPERS ARE 17 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN THE GENERAL PUBLIC PUBLIC TO EXPERIENCE ABUSE 

WE WANT TO SEE CHURCHES & CHARITIES BETTER EQUIPPED TO MEET THE MULTI-FACETED NEEDS OF THOSE WITHOUT A HOME. OFFERING THEM COMMUNITY, A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING THEM WITH THE GUIDANCE THEY NEED TO START REBUILDING THEIR LIVES. 

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1

OFF THE STREET

As Homeless Pastors, we form strong relationships with rough sleepers and are equipped with expert knowledge on how to get the immediate support they need.

2

INTO COMMUNITY

As part of the Homeless Pastor outreach, we run Light Groups - a community group that provides a safe, supportive community and tackles the root problem of isolation and addiction.  

3

EQUIPPED FOR LIFE

As Homeless Pastors we are equipped with expert knowledge on how to get rough sleepers back on their feet and integrated back into society. We offer advice ranging from supported housing to finding employment. 

WORKING WITH
YOUR CHURCH OR ORGANISATION

We will work with your church / organisation to source the necessary funding to employ a local Homeless Pastor in your area, working a minimum of twenty hours a week for a living wage. For further queries as to how we can support you, get in touch. 

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