Across the UK
At Hope into Action, we are on a mission to tackle large and complex social issues. Deep-rooted social problems that compound the trauma of homelessness. Addiction. Crime. Lack of financial security and know-how. Social stigma. And most of all poverty of relationships.
partnering with us
abstained from crime
maintained their tenancy
of those taking drugs
reduced their intake
improved their physical
and mental health
National statistics from Hope into Action UK
The Impact of Hope into Action: Black Country
In total we gave a home to 38 male adults including homeless Brits, refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers. We also temporarily housed 3 wives along with their husbands.
77% of those who had previously been in custody, abstained from crime. 10 out of the 13 people who had previously been to prison returned to custody. The others are still on the straight and narrow.
This is still an area we have struggled in however it is hoped that the addition of a specialist in substance misuse to the team will empower more tenants to overcome issues of alcohol and drugs in their lives.
Relationships are key to turning lives around.
The majority of our residents are studying at college or doing in-work training to upskill and improve their prospects.
About a third of our tenants are consistently finding work and paying their way in preparation for moving on to independent living.
Of the 20 tenants who moved on, 16 of them moved on positively having gained life skills and built networks of support around them.
Volunteering, education and training
In 2019/2020, 150 (64%) of our adult tenants took part in volunteering, training or education. (61% in the previous year.) Here is the story of how Hope into Action has enabled one young mother to make a new start. Keep reading ›
Homelessness exaggerates barriers to working - mental and physical ill-health, for a start. We are celebrating that 33 of our 234 adult tenants were employed for more than 16 hours a week for more than 3 months in the year to 31 March 2020. Of course, not all our tenants are in a position to work and physical and mental health struggles remain a barrier for some. Click here to read how after years of struggle, Hope into Action was a stepping stone for Sarah finding confidence and a new role. Keep reading ›
Improved Relationships with their family
In 2019/2020, 220 (94%) of all our 234 adult tenants felt they had maintained or improved social relationships. 44% said they enjoyed better family relationships. Reconnecting with family is not always appropriate but when it is, we celebrate. Bev describes how she was able to reconnect with her family with the support of her church and Hope into Action. Keep reading ›