Category Archives: ODAAT

Hope Jam – Talent Showcase

10th June 2017

Venue: The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, N1 0AX

Time: 6pm

Tickets: £10

Ticket Website: https://hopeworldwide.charitycheckout.co.uk/hopejam


 

 

 

 

 

Two Million Steps for Two Step: Sat 16th April 2016

Come and join us on the morning of Sat 16th April as we walk from our homeless services (Two Step) office in Angel to our recovery services (ODAAT) near Oval to raise money to house the homeless.

Two million steps slide 10th may

For more details, registration and to order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here . 

The need: Government cuts mean that there is less money to fund our service even as the the need is rising. We still want to help those vulnerable people who are desperate to find somewhere to live so we hope you can take part in the sponsored event this year.

Details of the walks:

Main Route: Two Step to Oval (9km)   Arrive 9.30am – 10.30am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY and walk in a group of about 10.

Like last year, we will be inviting people housed by Two Step to participate so that our supporters can meet some of those helped by the programme. Click/tap here to see a 3 minute video of last year’s event to get an idea of what it will be like.

Sights along the way:  Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament,  The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground .     A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.

Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided

Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.45am for  11.00am start at Westminster tube

Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube

Longer Walk (11km)   Extra  sights for the  11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.

End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW

How will it work on the day?

Sign-in and collect T-Shirts (if not received already) from Two Step office from 9.30am on Sat 16th April. There will be a staggered start so those that arrive first will leave first. For safety reasons walkers will be encouraged to walk in small groups.

Directions and descriptions of sites along the way will be e-mailed out in advance and provided on the day if you need them.

(For those that are only able to walk part of the route, various options will be made available i.e. starting the walk at a point  along the route – all participants are invited to a reception at St Mark’s Church at the end of the walk. If you are unable to join us on the day but would like to do a walk elsewhere instead that is fine – just sign up as usual and mail us at events@hopeworldwide.org.uk)

Be part of our future: We will also take the opportunity to update you on future plans, opportunities and challenges so that you can be part of our shared future. This will be a challenging and interesting year as we remodel our service in light of the funding challenges and changes to the benefit system. For example, we would like to explore ways of using volunteers to support homeless clients before and after they move into properties to help them settle into a new area and move on with their lives.

Registration details: We look forward to seeing you on Sat 16th April. To register and order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here .

t shirtThe T-shirts design is shown here though it won’t have a year on it so can be used for future events.

Adult T-shirts costing £4 are available in S,M,L,XL and XXL.  If you want to order children’s T-shirts costing £3, the dimensions of the various sizes are shown below in cm. You will need to pay a £1 registration fee to be able to order T-shirts.

 

If you already have a T-shirt from last year (pictured) or don’t want to buy a T-shirt you can register for free! Register here

T-shirt sizes

Children’s T-shirt Dimensions in cm

 

‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’ Sat 16th April 2016

We have started planning for our sponsored walk ‘Two million steps for Two Step’ on Saturday 16th April 2016. The 5.6 mile (9km) walk will be from our Homeless Services (Two Step) near Angel to our Recovery Services (ODAAT) in Kennington.

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Walkers taking a break and photo opportunity opposite the London eye.

To view the video of the 2015 event click here: Video of 2015 event.

If 200 people take part, we will walk two million steps between us all.
To register interest, please e-mail events@hopeworldwide.org.uk stating your Name and location e.g city or region of London e.g. North, East etc. and we will be in touch in the new year with registration details.

 

Route-map for ‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’

Click here to see routes on a map:  Routes for Two million steps

Two Step (Angel) to ODAAT (Oval) 9km:   Arrive 9.30am – 10.00am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY. Sights along the way:  Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament,  The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground .     A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.

Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided

Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.00am for  10.15am start at Westminster tube

Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube

Longer Walk (11km)   Extra  sights for the  11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.

End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW

Please register online  via the link below: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/TwoStep2015 

When you click register, you will be directed to ‘Eventbrite’ who handle T-shirt orders.  T-shirts must be ordered by Tuesday 7th April.

HOPE worldwide UK – ODAAT Draw My Life

ODAAT(One Day At A Time) Graduate Mark shares his life with us.

Many thanks to our volunteer team for all their help

ODAAT News Update

We saw 15 people graduate from ODAAT in 2013 and 10 people successfully moved on from Third Stage of the programme into private rented accommodation.  We are very encouraged for those who have moved on into their own accommodation as it is our deep desire to see long term recovery from the chaos of addiction to constructive living.

In 2014 we have already seen 5 people graduate.
Well done & Congratulations to: Charlie, Billy, Ricky, Andy & Fabio

Fabio’s Graduation

Goode News about College Awards

I am so pleased and proud to tell you that last Wednesday 20 November, I picked up a Certificate for Outstanding Performance for Services to People, a College award to celebrate the success of outstanding students from City of Bristol College.

The ceremony was held at City Hall, were I received my certificate from Lynn Merilion CoBC Principle and Chief Executive and introduced to the stage by the Director of Foundation Skills and Progress, Head of South Bristol Skills Academy.

I have included what my tutor sent to the nominations panel;

I have known Austin for 2 years. He joined our full time level 2 diploma in Legal Studies 2 years ago as a student who had enormous potential, but who, even in his forties had not achieved this potential. His life had been complicated by an inability to stick to any continuous course of study, and he had not worked in any role for a long time. However, 2 years ago, this changed. He achieved his level 2 Diploma and has since successfully applied to the Chartered Inst of Legal Executives for permission to become a member of the Institute, notwithstanding his rather chequered past.

The CILEX panel were very impressed with his honesty and desire to change. He subsequently enrolled on the level 3 Cert in Law and Practice, stuck with the course and was one of the highest achievers  in the June 2013 exams e.g. 70% Practice of Family Law, 68% in Family Law. I am so proud of him and his achievements. He has started to believe in himself and in his abilities. He is a credit to himself and to our CILEX Law courses. I have high hopes for Austin who now has a realistic chance to work in the legal profession.

Also you should be please to know that this tutor has asked me to do some research for her with a long term view to teaching.

Austin was with us in 2009. He found the ODAAT regime difficult and had a real problem with authority(!) but was sincere in his desire to change…..and look at how he has turned things around! Further, as Austin has stayed in touch, he was a massive support for me recently when my son ran into problems down in Bristol, proving that help is a two way thing and that the ODAAT network is alive and kicking. Who dat? ODAAT!

Lv Toby