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Genesis Trust Bath

Genesis Trust Bath

Brief Description of Organisation

There is often no single cause and no simple solution to Homelessness. It has been a growing issue for a number of years, and there are many types of poverty ranging from lack of material resources to the lack of positive relationships and support networks. But of perhaps greatest long term importance is often a lack of identity and purpose, including both the spiritual as well as the physical.

Full Description of Organisation

There is often no single cause and no simple solution to Homelessness. It has been a growing issue for a number of years, and there are many types of poverty ranging from lack of material resources to the lack of positive relationships and support networks. But of perhaps greatest long term importance is often a lack of identity and purpose, including both the spiritual as well as the physical.


The BANES Rough Sleeper Count found 25 people sleeping in doorways or on the streets in 2016, in 2017 this number had risen to 34 and in 2018 it was 20. These statistics are an estimate, most likely a significant underestimate, and do not account for the many more ‘hidden’ homeless people: those sleeping in night shelters, at friends houses, at B&B’s, or in temporary accommodation.


Structural factors such as benefits, housing and job shortages, as well as personal circumstances such as addiction, debt, and relationship breakdown, can cause and exacerbate homelessness, poverty and hunger.


These risk factors can also have a negative impact on mental health. Therefore, the individuals and families that we support often face multiple, complex needs and we are already seeing the COVID-19 pandemic worsen the mental health of many of our existing clients.


At our Gateway Centre, where we offer one-to-one appointments for rough sleepers, we see approximately 8 visits three days a week to access a hot drink, clothing or bedding, as well as a shower and laundry facilities.


We officially became a charity in 1995 and since then have realised that it’s not just rough sleepers that need our support. There are many individuals who are vulnerable due to addiction, mental health issues, low income and lack of family support. Through our various interlinking project we provide basic resources such as food, clothing and furniture, as well as more long-term support such as mentoring, skills workshops and work experience.


We work individually with people on their journey from crisis to independence and equip them with the tools needed to build a better life for themselves.

Genesis Trust Bath

Brief Description of Organisation

There is often no single cause and no simple solution to Homelessness. It has been a growing issue for a number of years, and there are many types of poverty ranging from lack of material resources to the lack of positive relationships and support networks. But of perhaps greatest long term importance is often a lack of identity and purpose, including both the spiritual as well as the physical.

Genesis Trust Bath