About HitC

Introduction

Hope in the Community is a registered charity established to provide an umbrella of support for faith and voluntary sector groups who are seeking to regenerate the communities within which they serve.

Background and Rationale

The unique nature of the faith sector is now being recognised in national thinking about regenerating communities. The faith sector offers:

The faith sector has been hampered by a number of issues, which Hope in the Community seeks to address:

Objectives

The aim of Hope in the Community is to develop the involvement of the faith sector, in partnership with the voluntary sector, as part of a national strategy.

This aim will be realised by creating, under its banner, a network of support teams in each English Region for access by churches, faith groups and the voluntary sector, building on existing work whenever possible and utilising and developing existing key players.

Hope in the Community will:

This approach will build on the local energy and commitment of the faith sector while addressing its often fragmented and diverse nature. It will build on the experience of the voluntary sector by encouraging partnership working wherever possible.

It provides a robust but light structure, reducing the administrative burden for its clients throughout the project process, by using existing networks, organisations and previous experience wherever possible.


© 2018 Hope in the Community Ltd is a Registered Charity No. 1108850 - Company No. 4936763

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Roger - Part 1

This December we'll be working with as many people as possible to help them feel less lonely in time for Christmas. But we urgently need more befrienders to achieve this!

So we've been spending time with 3 befriendees in Bournemouth and some befrienders in Poole to talk about what they do.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to 'Roger'. Roger lives with his wife in Bournemouth but they have a strained relationship and she works. Roger had a stroke and now cannot consistently leave the house so we partnered him with a befriender from a local church. Here's what Roger had to say.....

December 2018:
Roger - Part 1

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