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

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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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Work for Restore

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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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