Trinity Winchester addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support, and proactive prevention, empowering positive change. We help people who are vulnerable to the effects of homelessness, addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation, and domestic abuse. We offer solutions, hope, choice, and control.
From humble beginnings, Trinity has grown into a respected and skilful organisation helping people to improve their lives. We provide vital practical and emotional support to over 600 people each year who are experiencing the effects of homelessness or vulnerability.
Trinity Winchester also offers supported housing in Alleyne House, opened in 2019, and Bradbury View opened in 2021. These houses offer a total of 20 self-contained rooms giving homes to those that have formerly did not have them and offering a first step on the journey to independent living.
Our dedicated Women’s Service sees around 150 women each year. We support them to make positive change to their lives and in many cases break free from the damaging cycle of domesti cabuse.
We aim to support individuals to change their situation and aspire towards positive fulfilling futures.
We are seeking a Chair of Trustees to lead us into the next stage of our development, as we continue to provide relief from the effects of homelessness in the Bradbury House day centre and our supported housing in Winchester.
As the Chair of Trustees at Trinity Winchester you will be responsible for the oversight, direction, and strategy of the charity and in supporting the senior management team and ensuring appropriate accountability. You will be legally responsible for making sure that the charity is financially sound, complies with the law and is acting within the best public interest.
A Winchester based charity has been highly commended at Homeless Link’s annual excellence awards.
Local homelessness charity Trinity Winchester was highly commended in the ‘Home Safe’ category at the awards, which celebrate the best of the homelessness and supported housing sector, with the ‘Home Safe’ award recognising an organisation that creates high quality, affordable accommodation options for people experiencing homelessness, enabling them to have the right to open and close their own front door and feel safe and secure in their own accommodation.
A nine strong judging panel, with expertise drawn from across the housing and health sectors, commended Trinity Winchester for its work in developing UnderOneRoof@Trinity; 12 purpose-built ensuite ‘flatlets’ behind the Trinity Winchester day centre.
Residents at UnderOneRoof@Trinity – now named Bradbury View – enjoy their own kitchenettes as well as a shared lounge and full kitchen, with residents given a real say in how communal spaces are managed. A range of therapies and other support are also available, with regular communal meals.
Steve moved into UnderOneRoof@Trinity after being offered emergency accommodation during the pandemic. He had struggled to maintain previous tenancies, often rough sleeping as a consequence.
During one moment with his support worker, Steve was asked about what his interests are. He said he loves being outdoors and would like to learn how to garden. He is now the proud owner of several tomato plants and a strawberry plant and has taken on responsibility of maintaining the lawn and the patio. Steve says how calming it is to be in the garden, and it helps him to manage the cravings of addiction.
During his time at UnderOneRoof@Trinity, Steve has greatly reduced his drug use and is looking to gain new skills to become more independent.
Sue McKenna, CEO at Trinity Winchester said: “This is tremendous recognition for our fantastic project. Bradbury View has joined Trinity’s Alleyne House in offering new homes for people most in need in Winchester. We are delighted to receive this award”.
Rick Henderson, CEO at Homeless Link, the national membership charity for frontline homelessness organisations, said: “As we leave the pandemic behind, it’s important homelessness organisations innovate to find longer-term solutions for the people they housed. In giving people their own private homes, as well as co-produced group spaces, the UnderOneRoof@Trinity project encapsulates everything Home Safe stands for.
“It acted quickly to make sure people didn’t return to the streets, while also making sure the space was co-produced by residents and using innovative funding approaches to help achieve this goal. UnderOneRoof@Trinity has given people the stability and security to rebuild their lives, richly earning its commendation in the Home Safe award.
It not only focuses on the daily routines, but aims to capture the emotions behind this extraordinary, and complex service.
There will also be a series of portraits made with the clients exploring ideas of personal identity and important relationships in their lives.
Please join us for this year’s AGM, where you will have the opportunity to hear from some of our clients, supporters, staff and board of Trustees. The evening will also showcase progress on our UnderOneRoof@trinity accommodation project, which will provide much needed accommodation in 2021.
Wednesday 18th November – 7pm
This year, in line with Government guidelines, we will be hosting our AGM via Zoom.
Please let us know if you’re coming by booking a place through Eventbrite. You will receive a Zoom link prior to our AGM on Wednesday 18th November.
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