The Genesis Trust

The Genesis Trust

Charity information

The Genesis Trust

The Genesis Trust is a local Christian charity that was founded in 1990 and runs a range of services for the homeless and those on low incomes within Bath and the surrounding area. Our clients are all unemployed, about 60% have substance abuse problems issues, 50% have mental health problems, about 40% are ex services, about 60% are homeless or vulnerably housed and about 30% are ex offenders. Bath although considered an affluent city has pockets of real deprivation such as Fox Hill, Twerton and Whiteway and has a real shortage of low cost housing.

Our projects therefore reflect the needs of the people we help and currently are as follows: The Soup Run is open seven days a week, 365 days a year in the centre of Bath, providing free coffee, soup and sandwiches to 35 people a night. The Furniture Project sells donated furniture and household goods cheaply to anyone on benefit living within a ten-mile radius of Bath. The Sunday Center and Genesis Lunch Box both provide a low cost lunch, and welcoming atmosphere and are open four days a week. The Lifeline Centre is open Monday to Friday from 2. Pm-4. Pm and offers a signposting service to other agencies and sustained practical help and support. Genesis Vouchers cost 50p each and can be given out to the homeless and those in need within Bath. They can then be exchanged for a hot meal or part payment for accommodation at Julian House night Shelter. Helpers is a joint initiative between Bath churches and the Genesis Trust offering help to those in need within the local community such as gardening, shopping, decorating etc Life skills offers outings, trips, computer training, art sessions, and one to one sessions to help people find a suitable job, work placement or college course. The Wood Works is a workshop that restores donated furniture for sale in our shop, makes specially commissioned pieces and repairs items for customers. We provide placements to the long term unemployed especially those who have issues associated with mental health, substance abuse and homelessness and we can take six trainees at a time