Hope House

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Due to COVID-19, all Hope House face-to-face meetings and activities are postponed until further notice. However, we are moving ONLINE! Please keep in touch with all that is going on via our Facebook Page. If you’re worried about anything, or need help during this time, please see the below image and get in contact with us!

So, what do the people at Hope House do, you ask?

2020 looked like this – as many of our normal activities were put on hold…..

Prior to the pandemic hitting, our doors opened 444 welcoming people into Hope House Lounge on Mondays and Tuesdays for free food and drinks and chat.
We befriended and telephoned over 60 people every week.
We completed over 300 shopping trips for people who were struggling to get out, including prescription runs.
We sent out spa and thank you packs to our incredible keyworks
We sent out self care packs to those struggling with lockdown, so many we lost count!
We facilitated zoom sessions for our volunteers and Hope House regulars.
We debuted our Springs Online Cooking Session – 😂 Still on our Youtube channel if you want a laugh.
Our Community Garden was started, lots of clearing and erecting fences and bid writing
Our cream teas in the garden for 6 at a time were a massive success – a big hit with the community
We delivered 89 hot meals out during November, to folk who valued a knock on the door, a friendly face and some nutritious hot food
Emma kept everyone up to date with Facebook posts and videos detailing our latest adventures
We started Hope House News – our Newspaper which tried to keep everyone abreast of the latest developments
We got our Financial Conducts Authority Approval to officially practise as a Debt Advice centre in our own right
We gave out numerous food parcels, toiletries, etc. from our emergency stores
We continued to be official food bank vouchers holders
We continued to provide free school uniform and had special days where families could access uniform in a Covid safe way
We responded to individual people’s needs as and when we became aware of them
We supported a Dudley wide initiative ‘Revive’ feeding youngsters during school holiday times
And our amazing Secret Gift Giver Project at Christmas provided

  42 Gift Bags with Marks and Spencer’s mince pies and jam to those we befriend
  30 Massive Christmas hampers full of food to local Families

  55 Children had brand new, gorgeous, handpicked toys relevant for them
  10 Families had fresh Christmas Day food hampers in conjunction with the Christmas Lunch Project

  27 of our 30 families had top up hampers the week after Christmas
We’ve been a bit busy – but 2021 – bring it on!

For more information please visit our Facebook Page or contact our Community workers Maggie Harris and Emma Sealey.