Cal came to us very depressed and hugely burdened with debt. He wholeheartedly embraced CAP's programme and engaged really well with the church who helped him to budget. He is now completely debt free, in work, and has a place of his own.
We opened our first house in February this year, offering two spaces for vulnerable women. We have aspirations to open more homes, according to what the need is. People are already knocking on our door, so the demand for more is clear
When I was released from prison, some member of the church met me at the gates and took me to the house; no-one had ever done that for me before. I felt like someone actually cared about what happened to me.
Who carries the primary responsibility for the care of the orphan, the widow and the stranger? Is it the state through the welfare system or is it the responsibility of the Church and does the Bible place on the Church a duty of care?
A pilot project was launched last month between Wolves Council and HiABC to get migrant workers who have ended up sleeping rough back into accommodation and employment. The first tenant who moved in under this scheme has now found work.
HiABC is currently seeking to recruit a volunteer administrator for 1 day a week or 2 half days. This is to assist with office administration, data entry and to support a growing dynamic team in the charitable sector.
Universal Credit is being rolled out nationally despite calls for it to be paused to look at the impact it has on people's lives. Whilst it is in principle a step in the right direction, the implementation has had disastrous consequences.
What is it like trying to convince the Home Office that your case has merit and that you should be given refuge in this country? How does the Home Office approach making such decisions? Is the whole thing nothing more than a numbers game?
Yvette Cooper's amendment to continue to allow child refugees to be reunited with extended family post brexit passed through the commons. This important piece of legislation keeps legal routes open to children for safe passage to the UK.