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  • Solutions for HomelessnessTwo Step supports single homeless people to access and sustain long-term accommodation.
  • Recovery from AddictionODAAT offers effective services for substance misusers who are serious about recovery.
  • International DevelopementHOPE worldwide serves disadvantaged children and senior citizens, provides education and delivers medical services. Hope worldwide holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • Opportunities to VolunteerThere are opportunities to volunteer as Two Step stopover hosts, as a mentor in the moving on programme, the annual street collection and local serving the community programmes.
Solutions for Homelessness1 Recovery from Addiction2 International Developement3 Opportunities to Volunteer4
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Homelessness Programme
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Overseas Programme

Our work

Our main work in the UK helps homeless people and recovering addicts. Volunteers are involved in most aspects of service delivery and work together with our expert staff. We also mobilize volunteers to work within their local communities supporting local needs.

Our international development work is focused on a wide range of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) which are the internationally recognized priority areas for development.

Homeless services

The Two Step programme works with single homeless people who are the lowest priority for Local Authority help. We deal with over 1,500 referrals a year and provide assistance to almost 1,200 of these. Assistance includes providing advice, signposting, helping with paperwork, providing emergency accommodation, and finding long term accommodation primarily in the private rented sector (PRS).

In the last two years we have housed an average of 430 homeless people a year into long term accommodation, with a successful long-term tenancy sustainment rate of over 90%.

Once housed, the service users are offered support in their tenancy by staff and trained volunteer mentors in our Moving On scheme. HOPE worldwide was the first homeless service to receive MBF (Mentoring and Befriending Foundation) approved provider status for it’s mentoring. These volunteer mentors make a big difference – providing support accessing training and employment.

Recovery services

The ODAAT programme (One Day At A Time) helps substance misusers to live in abstinent recovery. It has a capacity of 13 spaces in the recovery houses and provides a combination of therapies over six months. These include one-on-one and group counselling, anger management, sport, peer support, life skills training and a gradual process of preparation for settled independent living.

At the end of the six months, service users can take advantage of 12 weeks of aftercare and can then access our work-training programme that can lead to NVQs in Health and Social Care at level 2 or 3.

When leaving the six month residential programme, residents also have the option to enter our third stage supported houses, which currently have a capacity of 20 beds as well.


Volunteering is at the heart of all of this work, whether as Stopover supported lodging hosts, street outreach, volunteer mentors, trainee counsellors or floating supports, or as office volunteers. In addition, many volunteers take part in fundraising events and community volunteer days.

International development

HOPE worldwide affiliates work effectively in over 70 countries in a variety of issues including: education and training; to health and social care; and disaster risk reduction, response and recovery. It works in partnership with many other organizations including several UN agencies, and has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN. HOPE worldwide UK supports many of these programmes in Africa, Asia and Europe with financial and management support. Wil Horwood, the Chief Executive of HOPE worldwide UK also serves as part of HOPE worldwide’s Global Coordinating Council.

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