We work with, and take referrals from, a number of organisations around Bradford, including:
- Salvation Army day shelter
- Hope Housing
- Discovery House
- NHS Pathway Bradford (Bevan Healthcare)
- Bradford Council – Housing Options
- West Yorkshire Police
Inn Churches works closely with Housing Justice to develop and maintain their Housing Justice Quality Mark and to provide training, support and advice for night shelters across the UK.
Find out more about our Winter Shelter and Housing Justice.
We partner with Bradford Bronte Rotary Club to host Bradford SOUP.
The aim of Bradford SOUP is to change local communities for the better by bringing together members of the community to pitch their ideas for improving our city – from social justice to community cohesion, from animals to art, from support groups to sport, the only criteria is that it should benefit Bradford.
An entry donation gets you soup, bread, salad and a vote. All donations are added to a central pot, three projects pitch their ideas and bid for your support, you cast your vote for the favourite project, and at the end of the night the prize pot is allocated accordingly. Each presenter has a few minutes to share their idea (without technology), followed by a few questions from the floor.
Visit the Bradford SOUP website for details of the next event.
Food Hub / Feeding Bradford
We work with a number of supermarkets, markets and independent suppliers to intercept surplus food destined for landfill. In particular we work closely with suppliers Swithenbank and Bidfood, as well as the FareShare network and Bradford Council’s Department of Public Health.
We are part of Feeding Bradford (formerly Bradford’s Food Poverty Network), working together to share best practice and to provide a consistent and comprehensive approach to tackling food poverty across the Bradford area.
Find out more about our Food Hub and Feeding Bradford.
We are very grateful to the numerous individuals and organisations that volunteer with us to help us to deliver our services. In particular, Yorkshire Building Society make volunteers available to us on a regular basis to help with many areas of our work.
Find out more about volunteering.
I really do admire the work of Inn Churches. It’s effective, It’s innovative and works to tackle the roots of poverty, vulnerability and homelessness. They are such an asset to our city and district and I commend them to all who wish to get involved.Gareth Jones
Inn Churches is much needed service, providing help to the homeless and those in poverty. Its great to be able to work alongside another charity who share our heart to reach out to the poor and needy in our very own city. Keep up the good work guys.Lisa Seale, Bradford Central Foodbank
Inn Churches are an amazing organisation who work in partnership with us on a regular basis. They always have a flexible, forward-thinking and innovative approach. They treat each person they support with care and professionalism. A truly dedicated staff team ensure that people have the opportunity to make life changes moving them away from the traps of poverty. They give their clients a belief that things can be different.Ruth Davidson, Hope Housing
Having worked with in partnership with Inn Churches on several projects over several years, I have found them to be a very proactive and engaging organisation. They prioritise needs of their service users and tailor support accordingly. I know that when I connect a vulnerable service user to Inn Churches they will prioritise their need and work flexibly to maximise the impact of their support. Having also visited their recent Storehouse project I have been very impressed with their approach to supporting vulnerable people in an inclusive way, whilst also using a sustainable working model with huge potential. Ultimately working towards individuals supporting themselves in the long term, they are a very forward thinking organisation delivering practical results and positive outcomes.David D’Arcy, Access and Partnerships Development Lead, The Carers’ Resource
I first became aware of Inn Churches three years ago when I met Juli. I’m sure we have all said to ourselves in the past, ‘someone should do something about that awful situation’. Well Juli is that ‘someone. She is that rare person who sees problems in our society and actually does something about it. Inn Churches as a charity clearly demonstrates all those values and is making an amazing difference to the plight of the poverty-stricken and the homeless in Bradford and Calderdale. It is a ‘hands on’ charity which really gets to the heart of the problems experienced by the less fortunate in society. What I find particularly impressive is the way in which opportunities such as The Storehouse Project are grasped wholeheartedly and become such an important part of the way in which communities feed themselves. I have no hesitation in supporting Inn Churches both personally and through the work of Rotary, as Inn Churches will become our designated Charity of the Year.Caroline Murie, Bradford Bronte Rotary Club