Welfare Hub

Inn Churches works throughout the year to support the guests who have visited our Winter Shelter, as well as other homeless and vulnerable people around Bradford.

We actively pursue finding positive pathways which enable guests to access the services they need and to move them from the street into sustainable independent living. When desired, we try to connect them with local churches or community services to help them integrate as quickly as possible into their new environment.

Our positive pathways aim to meet the needs of the individual, with a focus on improving health and wellbeing. We work closely with partner agencies and organisations. Support and help available often includes provision of bedding, household equipment, emergency food or small grants (see below), as well as signposting to services which offer:

  • support accessing health services
  • assistance with benefit claims or grant applications
  • help with housing and tenancy issues
  • accessing debt advice
  • assistance with training and volunteering opportunities
  • volunteering
  • help with any other presenting issues.

Our welfare services

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Acts 435 support aims to crowd-fund support for people of up to £150 (or £200 for some items) towards specific household equipment, white goods, furnishings, essential furniture, court or debt relief order fees, clothing or other specific needs. We accept referrals for individuals or families who are (or have recently ...
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Starter Packs are for people moving into tenancies from hostels or the streets, and contain bedding and household items. They help give guests moving on from our Winter Shelter, and other individuals moving from short-term hostels or rough sleeping, a brand new start and a brighter future. Many new tenancies ...
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Warm Homes Healthy People is a free service which helps people who are homeless, vulnerable or poorly housed to keep warm, through information and advice, emergency practical support and small energy efficiency measures. What is available Through a number of voluntary and community organisations, eligible households are able to access: ...
Our winter shelter provides twelve beds a night for four months in the coldest months of the year (December to March), in a different partner church each week. We work throughout the year to support guests at our Winter Shelter, and other people who are homeless, into longer term accommodation ...

Get in touch

For further details of any of these services, please contact our Welfare Support team.