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Housing Project Worker – 6 months

Start date 1st Feb 2018

Do you have the experience and expertise to make a difference to the lives of people who have been homeless? Do you have the determination and resolve to sustain you through challenging and demanding situations? If you do we have a vacancy that meets your profile.

Restore provides homes for men and women who have been or are at risk of being homeless. Critically we also provide support for our tenants through mentoring, advisory and personal development opportunities. Without support many of our tenants would return to lifestyles that put them at risk of being homeless again. This support is provided by our Housing Project Workers. The process of moving from supported living into an unsupported tenancy and employment can be a slow process and requires great patience.

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Restore’s Annual Report for 2016

Each year we are required to publish an annual report for the Charity Commission and Companies House. It was another good year which provided us with real opportunities to expand.

More supported properties

During 2016 we converted our one unsupported property into a supported property, meaning that all our tenants are now provided with supported accommodation. An eighth property was added to our portfolio late in the year, meaning we can now house a total of thirty-one people.

More tenant engagement

We have also increased the level of tenant engagement during the year by partnering with organisations across the city to provide tenants with opportunities to engage in a range of educational, therapeutic and social activities designed to enhance their life skills and employment opportunities. Much of this work has been funded through successful grant applications.

More staff

A full-time development officer was recruited early in 2016 to work with trustees to manage all aspects of fundraising and volunteering. The addition of two new supported properties meant that we also had to recruit an additional support worker late in the year.

More fundraising

Adding a development office to our team means that the charity is less dependent on housing benefit payments by increasing income from other sources. This is essential to the charity’s longterm success, especially as the very existence of ‘exempt’ accommodation status is believed by some to be under threat as part of the government’s welfare reform programme.

If you would like to read the full report click this link.

Jordan’s Story on BBC Radio York

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Jordan with support worker Anne

Jordan recently appeared on Kay Crewdson’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio York to tell his story of recovery, rehabilitation and salvation after moving into a Restore house.

His interview was broadcast just before the Chase the Sun relay. Please listen to his story and then make your donation to support the runners, the charity but most of all the people, like Jordan, who need somewhere to live and someone to turn their lives around. [Read more…]

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Chase the Sun logoThe sun is in training for our major fundraiser – Chase the Sun. Have you noticed how early he’s getting up and how late he goes to bed this month. By the time we get to Chase the Sun on Midsummer’s Day, June 24th, he’ll rise in Bridlington at 4.28am.

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Easter 2017 Newsletter – Out NOW

This is the latest newsletter. Download it here, print it out for your noticeboard or give it to people who you think would like to support us.

Thank you for your support.

Chase the Sun – The Route

The first runner sets off from Bridlington at about 4.30am. The last one arrives in Morecambe at about 9.30pm. In between, participants will run anything between 1 and 20km taking turns along the route that goes across the Yorkshire Wolds, Vale of York, Ripon, Nidderdale, Grassington, Wharfedale, Settle, Lune Valley, and Lancaster.

Map of route

The route of Chase The Sun from Bridlington to Morecambe

 

The event is open to runners of all abilities with various options. [Read more…]

Chase the Sun – are you up for it?

Chase the Sun logoChase the Sun is back!

A year ago Jonny Wooldridge first floated the idea of a relay race that would start in Bridlington at sunrise and reach the west coast by sunset. “Can’t be done” – said the naysayers (some of them seasoned athletes!) So on the longest day we tried it out. 30 runners took part and the last cohort arrived on the coast near Morecambe with 41 minutes to spare. Jonny was right. It could be done. So this year we’re doing it again, and it’s bigger than ever.

Luke Smith running

Luke Smith striding across the Wolds in 2016

So could you join in? If you have the legs and can aim to raise £500 in sponsorship we want to hear from you. You can choose your distance and pound out the miles on mid-summers day, Saturday June 24th, to raise money to house homeless people in York.

Can you promote it and display a flyer, or hand out a dozen, you can help us.

If you have never run before, it’s not to late to train. Our Chairman, Barrie, took up the Couch to 5k challenge to be able to Chase the Sun in 2017. Now he’s ready and keeping up his fitness on the York Parkrun most Saturdays. You could join him.

Chase the Sun  is an exciting and challenging event and you could be part of it. To register your interest or find out more call Jonny Wooldridge on 07999 581999 or email him jonny.wooldridge@restoreyork.co.uk

More about the route

Morathon

 

Jenni and Becki in training

Jenni and Becki in training

The Yorkshire Marathon on the 7th October  has become a Morathon for Restore. A host of runners (well more than one) are lining up to take part in the Corporate Marathon where they will complete the 26 miles in a relay to raise funds.

This year we are opening our eighth house making room for thirty one people who used to be homeless to have somewhere to live. This has meant adding a new member of staff too. [Read more…]

Were we the first?

Can you help us? After our epic relay run Chasing the Sun from Bridlington to Morecambe, we’re left asking the question: “Where we the first to organise and successfully complete this course on foot?”

Runners and Support at the Yorkshire-Lancashire border

Runners and Support at the Yorkshire-Lancashire border

On one of the longest days of the year, June 18th, about 20 runners successfully raced the sun from the east coast to the west and won. They were doing it to raise funds for Restore. The run was the brainchild of our Development Officer, Jonny Wooldridge. He believed it could be done despite a number of detractors who said they’d done the maths and it just wasn’t possible. [Read more…]

We Raced the Sun and WON!

Chase Sun winnersRunners for Restore beat the sun to the west coast in their Chasing the Sun Challenge raising over a thousand pounds to provide homes for homeless people in York.

Leaving Bridlington beach just before 4.30am at sunrise, the first of 20 runners began a relay with the target of reaching the Lancashire Coast before the sun set over the Irish Sea 130 miles away.

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