Hope43 is a community project headed up by Fishponds Baptist Church, with the support of the charity Hope Into Action. Hope43 aims to help those vulnerable to homelessness, or who have been homeless, to find a home in one of our two houses which were set up for that purpose, knowing what a huge issue homelessness is in Bristol. We take referrals from a range of agencies.
We have a trained team who help support the tenants, which includes an Empowerment Worker (Abbie Robinson) and mentors.
The name ‘Hope43’ denotes the hope that we, as a church, believe God has for every human being - no matter what their life circumstances are. The ‘43’ relates to a passage about hope in the Bible from Isaiah 43 where it says “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing”.