Exciting new jobs with Restore

If you have experience of working to help people who are homeless we have two vacancies.

Restore is an anti-poverty charity that works with people of any faith or none. We are grounded in Christianity, particularly in scriptural calls to engage in social action and to pursue justice. Restore’s founders were inspired in particular by Isaiah 58, a rallying call to us all to get out of our comfort zones, conversations and huddles and to instead take action to help those in need and to oppose injustice. We are now looking for two people who will help us fulfil our mission.

  1. Senior Housing Manager to manage our team of Housing Support Workers and act as a key leadership role in the allocation and management of Restore’s accommodation. More information and job description https://www.christianjobs.co.uk/jobs/restore-york-limited/485
  2. Housing Support Worker to join our existing team of staff providing support to our tenants. Full time Housing Project Workers will work with a caseload of 8 or 9 tenants and will typically have responsibility for the property management of two to three houses of multiple occupancy. More information and job description https://www.christianjobs.co.uk/jobs/restore-york-limited/486

Chase the Sun – Athletes and Cyclists Head West

On a long summer day this June teams of runners and cyclists will line up on the East Coast at sunrise to raise funds for Restore. Their mission is to reach the west coast before sunset. It’s time to Chase the Sun across 200km of Yorkshire and Lancashire from Bridlington to Morecambe before sunset.

Each competitor aims to raise at least £500 for Restore by attracting sponsors for their marathon effort.

Restore has to raise £8 for each night someone stays in one of our rooms. So for every thousand pounds raised, 125 nights of shelter and support are funded. How many rooms could you donate by supporting one of our runners or cyclists?

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Chase the Sun – the data

Distance 140 miles or 200km
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Hours of daylight: 17
Sunrise in Bridlington: 4.30am
Sunset in Morecambe: 9.45pm
Route: East to west via Malton, Easingwold, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge, Settle, Lune Valley.

The big question is: Will they make it before the sun goes down over the western horizon?

Homes and Hope Half Marathons

March – A Marathon of Two Halves. Our Chairman, Barrie Stephenson has raised enough money to provide more than 180 nights in a Restore house by running two half marathons. For each night someone who is homeless lives in one of our rooms we have to raise £8. Thanks to the generosity of his sponsors he raised more than £1,400.

Barrie running the Coventry Half Marathon

Barrie completed his first half marathon in York and passed his first fundraising target of 100 nights – £800. To raise that amount he ran a route that passed every house where Restore provides rooms. It meant running about 22km.

The next Homes and Hope Half Marathon was an organised event in Coventry on March 24th. Why Coventry? – that’s where his brother lives and they’re running together. Barrie was looking for sponsors for that run to reach a target of £1,200 for 150 nights, but our generous donors broke through that total raising more than £1,400.

Barrie says, “I love running, it keeps me fit but the added benefit on these longer challenges is that I can invite sponsorship to help Restore provide homes and hope for people homeless in York. This month people have shown amazing generosity, so much so I have had to raise my fundraising target. For me it’s a double win.”

This is a great opportunity to help people who are homeless in York. The fundraising page is still open. How many nights can you donate?

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We’re hiring

Housing Project Worker 

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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Homelessness on the Map – Heart Operation a Success

Lined up and ready to start the 100 mile route

Early morning, Saturday July 14th, seven cyclists pose for the camera as they are about to depart from the Heart of Yorkshire on a heart shaped route to put Homelessness on the Map. The next 100 miles on a searingly hot day would demand every ounce of strength they possessed. Turning the pedals, they set out for Castle Howard via Terrington Bank. The bank is tough on a bike so at the top they stopped for a picture and liquid refreshment. [Read more…]

Only hours to go before our cyclists set off

Our amazing team of cyclists set off from The Heart of Yorkshire at 9am on Saturday 14th July to complete a 100 mile heart shaped route.

Cycle at York Minster

Cycling from the Heart of Yorkshire

A gruelling day on the road lies ahead of our team, aiming to cycle 100 miles, returning to York Minster by 8pm in the evening. They are taking up this challenge for Restore to provide homes for homeless people. All they need now is your support.
If you can, please sponsor the team and make their day worthwhile.
If you have already donated, thank you for your support.

Sponsor the team – click here

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Put Homelessness on the Map

 

One hundred miles to put Homelessness on the Map. Tracing a heart from the Heart of Yorkshire, a team of cyclists will set off at 9am to cycle 100 sponsored miles in a single day, Saturday 14th July 2018. If you are up for the challenge why not join us. If you admire our athletic prowess why not sponsor us. Perhaps it would better to say; Support the work of Restore and sponsor the cyclists as they rise to the challenge. [Read more…]

You are our greatest asset

If you are already on our list of contacts its an honour to have you as a supporter. If you’re not – you can join now – see below. It means a lot to us that you want to be a part of Restore’s work with homeless people in York. But we need your permission to stay in touch.

If you are already on our contacts list it’s vital you act now or new data protection laws will prevent us from contacting you again unless you do. Please respond to the email or letter we have sent you, or click the link below and complete the form before 25th May 2018 if possible.  [Read more…]

Landlords donate new locks for Restore houses

Cheque handover

Andrew Simpson of York Residential Landlords Association hands cheque to Jonny Wooldridge



We are extremely thankful for a big donation from York Residential Landlords Association to meet the cost of fitting a new system of locks to all the rooms in our properties.

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Christmas Newsletter is out

Download the Restore Christmas Newsletter. Thank you for your support for us and our tenants. As we draw to the close of another successful year a lot has happened for which we give thanks to God.

It’s been a busy time with tenants engaging with lots of  opportunities and activities; several tenants moving on; new tenants arriving and we’ve even had our first Restore engagement!

If this wasn’t exciting enough, we also welcome two new members of staff starting in the New Year. It’s all in the newsletter – and more. Read and print it out for a noticeboard in your church or organisation.

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