Elevate - To move or raise to a higher position
Jubilee has from its very beginning supported those who are most vulnerable. Elevating people from their circumstances into the fullness of what the gospel has for them is at the heart of Jubilee’s vision and values.
Elevate’s aim is a raise some of Hull’s poorest and most vulnerable people Spiritually, Physically and Psychologically to a higher level, supporting them to realise their full potential.
The Big Issue in the North
For a few years Jubilee has been an agency for Big Issue in the North. This offers people who are homeless or vulnerably housed the opportunity to earn their own money through work. We work tirelessly alongside our vendors to help them deal with the issues that have led to them being in this vulnerable position.
We have a unique relationship with our vendors because they are our ‘customers’ and not our ‘clients’. We offer the hand of support and believe that personal change is always possible no matter how challenging or complex the situation.We open on a Tuesday morning and Wednesday and Friday afternoons for vendors to purchase magazines.
Every week from 9-10am Tuesday to Friday we have a drop in at Jubilee Central via “The HUB” which is at the rear of our building.This is open to anyone, but mainly the homeless and rootless, to some in for a friendly chat, a hot drink and some breakfast. Our team help forge friendships, signpost to services and are available to offer practical and emotional support.
Care for Ex-Offenders
When released from prison returning to the community can be an extremely stressful move with the temptation to return to previous poor lifestyle choices. Jubilee accepts referrals from prison chaplains and other agencies to offer one to one support and care to those who are being released. We help to aid the transition back into community life and where appropriate integration into church life (subject to strict safeguarding procedures).
As a church we responsible for the launch of a new catering social enterprise called ‘Full’. This social enterprise is giving people the chance to receive quality training and education at a level they can access and eventually the opportunity for employment within the business. We are currently working on plans to further develop the business and open a cafe at the front of our Jubilee Central building. Please visit http://www.fullfood.org/ for more information.
We love having those who society has forgotten or abandoned involved in all aspects of life at Jubilee, including a large number who participate in our Sunday worship and midweek activities. They find they are part of a friendly welcoming community where they are accepted and loved with the provocation that change can happen.