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 often has little or no possessions or financial support; employment and training opportunities seem impossible.
At St Paul’s we work tirelessly to support those who are experiencing homelessness. We help them acquire the skills they need to begin their journey of recovery and reintegration into a community from which they have become isolated. But with no means of transport and little finances, a bike soon becomes an essential item for our residents, and in many cases, their only possession. A bike enables them to get to essential appointments, training and employment opportunities.
St Paul’s Bike Maintenance project will not only provide a safe and secure place for our residents to store their bikes, it will enable them to learn the skills and provide the resources required to keep their bikes well maintained. Our aim also, is to work with the local community and provide a repair & maintenance service, security markings and further reduce the barriers and stigma often associated with homelessness.