Our annual report for 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019 is now available on our annual reports page.
As well as our annual accounts (complete with graphs), it contains reports on all of our work, facts and figures, and a wealth of pictures. We hope you enjoy it. We’ve included the introduction below.
“2018/19 has been a good year for Inn Churches. We could not operate without the amazing support of the Bradford community and continue to be grateful for the many thousands of hours our volunteers put in . Thanks to them we can report a relatively peaceful and successful winter.
We strengthened and consolidated our Cooking Hub, so it is now an integral part of our service to community groups, offering food workshops, food hygiene courses, cook and eat sessions, Healthy Holidays provision, breakfast clubs, team-building packages and bistro evenings to groups we work with, as well as at The Storehouse.
Our café team, including regular volunteers David and Pauline and occasional volunteers from Yorkshire Building Society and Together Women’s Project, continued to cook up fantastic meals crafted from ‘waste’ food. Their creativity and ingenuity with whatever ingredients are in that day has to be tasted to be believed! Because the café is pay as you feel, anybody is able to enjoy a delicious fresh meal regardless of budget, with no stigma attached.
Our Food Hub is now looked after by our new Centre Manager and Driver, Gary and Yordano, ably supported by indispensable regular volunteers, Ken, John, Leo and Paul. As well as food, we receive hundreds of donations of bedding, kitchen and household goods, clothing and other items and we aim to re-distribute as much as we can to those who need it. This year we have also focused on improving our recycling and reducing environmental impact.
Across our services we continued to work with well over 100 community groups, churches, statutory and third sector organisations, supporting them with a variety of interventions and practical help for their clients.
We went into this year as one of taking stock, consolidating what we do and ensuring that our processes are up to date. As part of this we refreshed our logo and look, and launched a new website, to help clarify our message and to better present what we do and how we do it.
We are so grateful to the hundreds of individuals and churches who continue to support us financially, whether that’s on a regular basis or with one-off or ad hoc donations. It means so much to us that our work is owned and embedded in local communities and that so many people are invested in helping our guests. In particular, as well as those mentioned elsewhere, we’d like to highlight the continued support of Mad Hatter Tea, who have provided our tea for the past five years; of the wonderful knitter extraordinaire, Doreen Ellison; and of Carlton Bolling College.”