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Charity of the Year Partnerships
We are delighted that we have been awarded a donation of £5,000 towards our Kitchen Assistant Training programme.
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A date with Royalty!
We are delighted that two members of the St Paul’s family have had the pleasure of being invited to Buckingham Palace to attend the prestigious, Kings Garden Party.
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June Update
It is amazing how quickly the year is going and here we are heading into summer. The weather is doing its best to remind us that it is not quite summer yet.
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We’re recruiting – Relief Project Worker
We are looking for Relief project workers to join our team within a busy Worcester hostel.
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We are seeking our next CEO
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our leading homeless charity into its next phase of growth and impact.
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Update on CEO Position
Sadly as of the 3rd April 2024 Jonathan Sutton has stepped down, with immediate effect, as CEO of St Paul's Hostel for personal reasons.
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Kind words
After just a few hours at St Paul’s, it became obvious that the work done there extends far beyond typical job responsibilities...
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Housing First Worcestershire
Following a 2-year pilot, this project was fully embedded into our portfolio with continuation funding secured until at least March 2025.
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Kitchen Assistant Training Program
Our Chef & Catering Manager, Joanne Graysmark (Jo), continues to diversify our delivery ensuring that all development directly benefits our residents.
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2024 Open Days
In February we hosted the first of three planned days for 2024. These events allow our supporters to see firsthand the work we do and the impact of their support.
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February Update
2023 was as ever a very busy time at St Paul’s with our Hostel pretty much at capacity throughout the year. This looks set to continue as we see more and more people becoming homeless.
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St Paul’s Twelve Days of Christmas 2023
This year we wanted to take time to celebrate and look back over the last 12 months.
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December CEO update
Our small office is now chock-a-block with donations from local schools and supporters. As I write this message the team are busy creating Christmas parcels for hostel residents and Housing First participants...
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This Christmas, give a gift that will change a life
By giving a small donation to St Paul's this Christmas, you can help us to deliver long-term support to those who need it most.
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St Paul’s Open Day’s 2024
We will be announcing new dates for 2024. If you would like the opportunity to come...
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October CEO update
Dear friends and supporters, it is my pleasure to share more updates and developments at St Paul’s.
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The Big Worcester Sleep Out 23 – Debrief
A huge thank you to all the wonderful fundraisers and donors who supported our annual sleep out event which took place earlier this month.
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Free Wills partnership
We've partnered with Free Wills to provide all our supporters with the opportunity to make their own fully comprehensive Will for free
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The Big Worcester Quiz – Results!
On 24th May 2023, we held our first Big Worcester Quiz - We would like to express our sincere thanks...
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Celebrating Success 
2 residents are employed through our Kitchen Assistant Training Programme; 9 other residents have gained valuable kitchen experience...
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May CEO Update
Dear friends and supporters, it is my pleasure to share more exciting updates and developments at St Paul’s.
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Armed Forces Covenant
St Paul's are here to support all our Armed Forces Community, whether you are serving member, a family member, or a veteran.
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The Big Worcester Quiz 2023
For the first time, the team behind The Big Worcester Sleep Out are excited to launch The Big Worcester Quiz!
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March into May 2023
May is National Walking Month. Today we launch our March Into May Campaign...
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In the Spotlight – Habeeb Mustapha
Today, we hear from Habeeb Mustapha, our Project Worker.
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March CEO update
Welcome to the latest update of St Paul's Hostel...
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High Sheriff Awards 2023
On Thursday 2nd March, we were delighted to host the current High Sheriff of Worcester, Mr Andrew Manning-Cox at the hostel.
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Louise is back in training for the London Marathon!
Louise is back in training and will be taking part in the upcoming London Marathon and will again be raising money for St Paul’s
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January CEO update
Christmas at St Paul’s Hostel and the Housing First service was a predictably busy period. Throughout December our offices became storerooms for the donations of gifts from supporters, both new and old.
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Welcome to our new chair
Philip Fowler, Trustee since 2014, previously our Vice Chair & now Chair of Trustees as of December 2022.
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The St Paul’s Twelve Days of Christmas
This year we wanted to take time to celebrate and look back over the last 12 months.
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2021-22 Review
The charity has experienced unforeseen challenges, disruptions and delays brought about by the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent variants of the virus...
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An update from our new Chef
We were delighted when Jo joined our team earlier in the year, so we thought it would be great for our readers to hear how she is settling in and what she does.
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Team of volunteers redecorate rooms in hostel, helping house two more individuals in need
We would like to say a huge thank you to the team of volunteers from Worcester-based Hewett Recruitment...
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We’re recruiting – Relief Project Worker
We are looking for Relief project workers to join our team within a busy Worcester hostel.
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Charity of the Year 2022 Announcement
St Paul’s are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by two local organisations as their chosen charity to support this year.
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We are seeking volunteers
We are seeking volunteers in the following roles: Volunteer Driver, and Volunteer Site Maintenance/Handy Man
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We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Nationwide Community Fund.
We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Nationwide Community Fund.
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We’re recruiting – Case Manager for the Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme
We are looking for a Case Manager for the new Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme (RSAP) in Worcester City. We would like someone who can work with people who have experienced recurrent homelessness.
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The Charity Masquerade Valentine’s Dinner & Dance
We are delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of The Charity Masquerade Valentine's Dinner & Dance and very much looking forward to attending.
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We’re recruiting – Chef and Catering Manager
We are currently seeking a talented and creative individual to join our Worcester based charity in an increasingly varied and highly rewarding role.
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Merry Christmas from St Paul’s
On behalf of the Trustees, staff, volunteers and residents of St Paul’s we would like to thank you for your support throughout the year.
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Thank you Colart Kidderminster
A huge thank you to Hayley at Colart Kidderminster Wellbeing & Culture who organised a donation drive and made us 30 beautiful shoe boxes for residents.
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GHP Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award Winners
St Paul's has been awarded the GHP Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award for Homelessness Support Charity of the Year for the 2nd year running!
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St Paul’s Bike Maintenance Project
Bikes are an everyday item for most but for the residents of St Paul’s they are a lifeline! Almost everyone who arrives at our door has little....
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We’re Recruiting: Housing First Case Manager
St Paul’s have an opening for a Housing First Case Manager position. This is a full-time (37.5 hours) position...
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Resident Kerry wins Small Charities Coalition Star of 2021
Well done to our resident Kerry for being an SCC Star of the Year!
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Recruiting: Relief Project Worker
St Paul’s has an opening for a Relief Project Worker. We require bank staff to cover holiday, sickness.  There are 3 shift patterns; 9.00am to 5pm, 10-3 during the day and 4.30pm to 9.30am sleeping in from 12 midnight to 7am.
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A welcome boost
It’s always a welcome boost to receive comments from donors, fundraisers and friends of the charity.
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Thursfileds charity of the year
We are delighted to have been awarded charity of the year by Thursfileds Solicitors!
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Funding announcement for security locks for residents bikes
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Burg-Wächter, Secure Communities Scheme for their very generous award of...
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March into May
We are asking you to join us in stepping out of lockdown and MARCH INTO MAY
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Today, I’ll try my best to shine
Rounding up our week of dispelling the common myths of homelessness, we end with a moving and thought provoking poem as we approach world poetry day on March 21st.
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Stereotypes
Over the coming week, we will be bringing together our recent campaign around the myths of homelessness, which we start and end with two moving and thought provoking poems as we approach world poetry day on March 21st.
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Homeless people can’t be helped because they won’t help themselves
By finding someone the right support, the right support worker...
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World Book Day 4th March 2021
St Paul’s delighted to receive a donation £1,000. A share of the proceeds from the sale of book.
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Homeless people are to blame for their circumstances
Most of the time homelessness is triggered by events that are...
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The people who use soup kitchens are rough sleeping
The majority of people are housed, have access to welfare...
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Everyone is two pay cheques away from homelessness
Homelessness is not randomly distributed across the population.
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Homelessness is a lifestyle choice
People who find themselves homeless often have very few choices.
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St Paul’s in the Spotlight – Annamarie
Today, we hear from Annamarie Balram, our Fundraising Manager.
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“Rough sleeping is homelessness”
Rough sleeping is the tip of the iceberg there are many other people ‘hidden’ in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.
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Worcester County Council Finance Team Christmas fundraise for St Paul’s Hostel
Worcestershire County Council Finance Team wanted to raise awareness in the team...
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Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2020
We are delighted to start the new year with some great news for St Paul’s. Late 2020, we were notified...
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COVID – An insight into what St Paul’s has been doing
COVID - An insight into what St Paul’s has been doing?
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Rowe Carpets Donate to St Paul’s
Rowe Carpets has donated 50sq metres of carpet to previous St Paul’s Hostel resident, Shaun, who moved from the hostel in Worcester city centre to his new flat earlier this year.
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Communities Can
St Paul’s has been able to ensure all residents have access to meals safely, and been able to provide essential Outreach Support Work to residents in resettlement #CommunitiesCan
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The Highstreet Gives Back!
The Highstreet Gives Back! From Monday, you could WIN a £100 donation for St Paul's Hostel Worcester every day until the 22nd of November.
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The residents of St Paul’s Hostel are delighted with their new pool table!
The residents of St Paul’s Hostel are delighted with their new pool table which has been made possible by a grant of £500 from OneStop Carriers for Causes
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Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund
We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery!
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Worcester Mosque feeds more than 60 homeless people at St Paul’s Hostel on New Year’s Day
A CITY mosque fed more than 60 people at a homeless shelter on New Year’s Day, supplying chicken curry and lamb biryani.
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HRH Countess of Wessex visits St Paul’s Hostel
ROYALTY visited Worcester yesterday when Her Royal Highness, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex officially opened the new Breast Cancer Haven at Worcestershire Royal.
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Hostel tackles trauma
A HOSTEL for homeless people has seen a drop in the number of crimes committed on the premises since introducing therapy that helps residents cope with trauma.
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New partnership forum to discuss protecting vulnerable people in Worcester
A meeting is set to take place next month to look at the potential issues around protecting vulnerable people in Worcester.
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Muslim community from Worcester Central Mosque makes hot food for homeless
THE Muslim community from a Worcester mosque rustled up a delicious curry for 50 homeless people when a hostel kitchen had to close for repairs.
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Worcester News- Big Lottery Fund, Tree of Life Project
St Paul's Hostel in Worcester secures £379,000 Big Lottery grant. A HOSTEL for the homeless in Worcester has been awarded the biggest project grant in its history.
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Second Chance Furnishings and St Paul’s on BBC Midlands Today 11 February 2017
Recycling in practice in Worcestershire. The Cottage in the Woods hotel in Malvern gets an upgrade, a recycling firm gets new stock and the homeless get shelter in Worcester.
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Rocking against hate crimes at Worcester Arts Workshop
A ROCK gig with a difference aimed to fight discrimination and raise money for two charities.
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St Paul’s Hostel Worcester ask for unwanted Christmas presents to help the homeless
Staff and residents at St Paul's hostel in Worcester have published humorous photographs to ask people to donate unwanted presents to St Paul's.
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Festive party brings Christmas cheer to homeless in Worcester
CHRISTMAS cheer was spread to the city's homeless community at a party filled with singing and music.
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YouTube butcher’s 15 bird roast will feed homeless at St Paul’s Hostel
A FIFTEEN bird roast created by a YouTube butcher will be served up to the homeless this Christmas.
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