Transforming lives through offering food, shelter, hope and support to the most vulnerable in our community

Vision and Values

Our purpose is to transform lives through offering food, shelter, hope and support to the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community.

  • To empower personal change through the provision of food, encouragement and advice to the hungry
  • To empower personal change through the provision of emergency shelter and key working support to the homeless;
  • To empower personal change through serving, providing community, learning and sharing our faith to those lacking hope.

Promoting Respect
  • Everything we do is motivated by God's love;
  • Everybody is of equal value and made in God's image;
  • Our service provision is available to all regardless of a person's race, religion, gender, orientation or condition; and
  • Human beings cannot be reduced simply to numbers or outcomes.
Promoting Service
  • We are a vehicle through which God's Church in Bristol can effectively serve the poor;
  • We believe God has called the Church in Bristol to provide the human and financial resources needed to care for the marginalised and vulnerable in our community;
  • Service providers and service users all need a safe, supportive community to which they can belong and within which they can personally develop; and
  • We believe in a culture of affirmation and encouragement, enabling us to become a healthy, self-sustaining community.
Promoting Change
  • God's power and human resolve can bring about transformation of mind, body, spirit and relationships;
  • Each person has a God given purpose for their lives and the potential to change so as to align with that purpose; and
  • Personal independence and empowerment are better than creating and maintaining dependency.
Promoting Faith
  • God is able to provide for all our needs;
  • We seek to provide the opportunity for people to explore and/or deepen their relationship with God and the Christian Faith; and
  • We daily and prayerfully ask God what He wants us to do, and for the courage to do it.
Promoting Quality
  • We aim to maintain high professional standards in every aspect of our work;
  • We seek to provide transparency and accountability in all we do;
  • We are open to funding from all sources, without compromising our Christian ethos and identity or working practices and values.