Inn Churches provides shelter and practical support to people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. We have provided over 5,000 bed spaces to people without any accommodation since we started. Growing from a month-long pilot, we are now a thriving community project, with more than 850 volunteers from 70 churches and the wider community in Bradford.
We work throughout the year to provide permanent and lasting change in the lives of guests we have hosted, giving practical support to keep some of the most vulnerable people across Bradford warm and healthy.
Through our Storehouse project, we also now work to tackle food poverty through intercepting, storing and distributing surplus food, turning food waste into healthy and delicious meals in our pay-as-you-feel café and for community groups across the Bradford area.
We use available spaces in local churches with volunteers welcoming, feeding, and supporting the homeless during the cold winter months. Inn Churches aims to provide a welcoming, warm and supportive atmosphere in which to meet our guests. We offer training to those looking to support their local community.
For the rest of the year, Inn Churches continue to work with the homeless in partnership with other agencies in the city to provide permanent and lasting change in the lives of the guests we have hosted, providing practical support to keep some of the most vulnerable people across Bradford warm and healthy. We also work to publicise the plight of Bradford’s homeless forming partnerships with local businesses, churches and charities looking to help the city’s poorest people.
Our Storehouse project tackles food poverty and food waste by intercepting surplus and unwanted food from partners across Bradford, sorting and storing it, and redistributing it to people in need through our partner community groups, our mobile mini markets and our pay-as-you-feel café.
Inn Churches is a registered charity (#1149792). Our charitable objectives are:
- the prevention or relief of poverty in west Yorkshire by the provision of emergency and other accommodation, advice and assistance for persons in need who are deemed homeless.
- to provide grants, items and services to individuals in need, or to other charities or organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty, as the trustees see fit.
- to promote the physical and mental health of homeless men and women through the provision of shelter, financial assistance, support, education and practical advice.
- to advance the education of the public and volunteers in the subject of drug awareness, homelessness and other
- promoting social inclusion for those excluded or marginalized from society because of social or economic disadvantage.
- the furtherance of other such purposes as are exclusively charitable under the laws of England and Wales, as the trustees shall from time to time determine.