We are delighted to announce that The Hope Centre, at Minehead Baptist Church, has been awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Reducing Re-Offending’ at the 2008 Avon and Somerset Criminal Justice Board’s annual awards.
The Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, 2nd December.
The Hope Centre volunteers provide advice and support, as well as hot meals, drinks, bathing and clothes washing facilities.
They also help to make doctors appointments, speak to housing officers and source furniture for those that have made a fresh start in accommodation of their own.
Visitors to the Centre can also take part in constructive activities, such as crafts, games and trips out.
The impact that The Hope Centre has on the Minehead community has been huge. Not only do many of their visitors now enjoy a better quality of life, but the level of calls received by the police in relation to these people has dropped considerably.