We are a group of people from local churches with a common aim to help rough sleepers get off our streets and stay off our streets.
We started in Bournemouth in 2013 and we now have over 350 volunteers and 25 churches wanting to work together to help make a difference to individual lives and the communities in which we all live.
We have Leadership teams that meet 4 times a year, currently overseeing 5 key projects in the area (see What we do)
We work under the umbrella of our charity Faithworks Wessex for all our policies, values and ethos.
- Faithworks website: https://faithworkswessex.org.uk/
How we organise the support we provide rough sleepers.
Setting direction and vision for BCARS responding to the needs of rough sleepers.
The team is made up of church leaders, vicars, pastors, chaplains, deacons and community workers. One of their key roles is to ensure the 5 projects are fully funded and delivering services that are needed and impactive. The meetings are chaired by Faithworks Wessex.
Our Staff Team
Homelessness Projects Manager
Doorstop Shop Retail Manager
Hope into Action Empowerment & Training Worker
Team Support & BCARS Comms Lead
Our Volunteer Team
With over 350 volunteers helping we can’t display photos of them all.
Our volunteers are brilliant, giving up their time and sometimes even their sleep to make sure rough sleepers are safe and accessing the help they so desperately need. These are the unsung heroes of our community: just ordinary people showing extraordinary kindness, amazing!
Would you like to be part of our volunteer team?
See our Volunteer page.
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