Adam’s Story

Since a child, Adam had spent most of his life in Madrid, bringing up his family for the past 25 years. Upon returning to the Winchester area, Adam had spent many nights sleeping in his car before beginning to access Trinity’s services in August 2019.

By building up Adam’s trust over a period of time, he was persuaded to refer himself into Trinity’s supported housing project in Hyde. Working with his key worker, Adam began to take an active role in and around the house and began to rediscover Winchester, building up his confidence in order to move to his own property.

Adam has recently been successful in securing a move to St Johns in Winchester, where he will have his own house once more.

Trinity Winchester receives £10,000 from Lane Clark & Peacock

We are extremely grateful to receive £10,000 from the LCP Foundation to support our emergency work during the Coronavirus Health Crisis.

Lane Clark & Peacock are fantastic supporters of Trinity! In addition to funding us through the LCP Foundation, LCP’s staff volunteer in our kitchen, donate IT equipment, raise money individually which is matched by the company, help to maintain our day centre and garden and mentor clients in our job clubs to get back into employment.

We can’t wait to welcome the team back, after lockdown ends, and continue our great work together.

Thank You.

Geoff’s Story

Shortly after the coronavirus lockdown began, Geoff lost his job and then his flat.  He has been rough sleeping for several weeks, having to adapt and shelter himself in the demanding and risky world as it currently is. To support him through this time, Geoff has been coming into Trinity every day for food, washing, and personal development. It has been incredible to see Geoff remain so positive and resilient during what would be a life changing and demoralising time for so many others. There have been times when Geoff has clearly been stressed and tested, but he has kept his composure, showing true strength in the face of adversity.

As a result of his efforts, and with the support of Trinity staff and Winchester City Council, Geoff has successfully accepted a flat in Weeke, Winchester, which he will move into in July.  We will now work with him to help maintain his tenancy.

Trinity Winchester receives award from Serco Foundation

Trinity Winchester has been awarded £2,000 for its emergency support work from The Serco Foundation under its Coronavirus Community Support Fund Scheme.

The Foundation invited Serco’s nearly 60,000 employees to nominate voluntary organisations known to them which are providing meaningful and valuable support to others during this worldwide pandemic.

Sue McKenna, Trinity’s CEO says: “We are delighted that Serco has chosen to help Trinity at this unprecedentedly difficult lockdown period. We are currently delivering over 100 meals a day to people in emergency accommodation and giving support and counselling to some of the most vulnerable individuals in Winchester. We are so grateful to the local Serco employee who nominated us for the award”.

Kate Steadman, Chair of Trustees f the Serco Foundation commented, “Inspiring and valuable work is being carried out by many small organisations across the globe. Our Community Support Fund focuses largely on those. We are proud and privileged to support such amazing people and efforts around the world, and to make a small contribution to their life-changing and, in many cases, live-saving work.”

For further information contact Paul Williams.

Join us for Trinity’s Big Sleep In throughout May

Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our biggest fundraiser, Trinity’s Big Sleep Out, due to Coronavirus but we promise that we are working hard to get a new date set for later in the year and hope that you will be able to join us again then.

In the meantime, we want our supporters to get creative for Trinity’s Big Sleep In! Throughout May we are asking you to hold your own sleep out at home, in your bedroom, lounge, or even your garden with members of your household.

Take a look below at some great ideas and get building.

Working together for better lives in our community during Coronavirus

Working together for better lives in our community during Coronavirus

We have be blown away by the support that we have received during the Coronavirus Health Crisis. Take a look below and see how the community and businesses have been helping us over the past few weeks.

Rick Stein Winchester donated a variety of much needed fresh fruit & veg

Leckford Estate Waitrose, dropped off a fantastic selection of produce to help provide hot meals for our clients

Trinity Trustee baked cookies and brownies to include in lunches that are distributed to those in accommodation.

Greggs Winchester donated their cakes and biscuits to help supply packed lunches for those in need

TK Max and City centre Sainsbury’s donated a variety of fresh produce and perishables to support our clients

The Willow Tree Pub Winchester provided a fantastic selection of ingredients and manager Julian joined our volunteers in the kitchen to cook up a feast

Red Radish Catering dropped off 30 hot meals to be distributed amongst our clients and other housing providers

Capsticks Solicitors popped down to the centre to drop off some much needed supplies from their offices