Hospitality and Hope is a local charity working at grassroots level in South Shields, South Tyneside in the North-East of England. Founded in 2002 with help from local church volunteers who identified a need to support homeless and vulnerable people in the area. We currently support over 2,600 vulnerable individuals and families living on the margins of society through our portfolio of services including a food/clothing bank, soup kitchen and access to shower and laundry facilities. Many of our clients are experiencing poverty and some are forced to sleep rough, suffering alcoholism, drug addiction, repeated spells in prison and mental health issues. Clients are living in a cycle of deprivation, with poor physical/mental health and living on the fringes of society. Demand is increasing yearly and the rollout of Universal Credit has impacted the area greatly, particularly during school holidays.
The last few years have been a period of rapid and exciting growth, with the launch of our supported accommodation unit, our community café and new wellbeing activities for our clients. Our team of Trustees, staff and volunteers, are passionate about the work that we do. Moving forward we need to improve and extend further the benefits to our client groups.
We are looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to join us here at Hospitality and Hope as a 'Project Support Worker'. The role is a key position here, working a minimum of 10 hours per week, developing our wellbeing programme and providing deeper support across our various services.