Supported Housing for Homeless People – Project Sukkot

Meeting – Tuesday 5 February 7.30pm at All Saints Oakham Church Hall

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4.18)

In the face of a growing housing crisis, we have homeless people in Oakham and Rutland. Churches Together in Oakham is considering launching a supported housing project, to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives. Our key partners in this work will be Rutland County Council and the Peterborough-based charity, Hope into Action. The charity’s Chief Executive, Ed Walker, will speak to the meeting, and will explain what kind of help homeless people need, how the Hope into Action model works, and how we can help. The meeting has two objectives: to invite the Churches Together member churches to confirm their support for the project; and to share information with anyone who might wish to help.

All are welcome. In particular, we hope that people will come who have significant savings (>£10,000) which they can consider investing in property to support the project.