The Bridge Trust is now called the The Bridge Trust Project and is part of YMCA Thames Gateway Group. Our work, however, stays the same and we continue to support people who have a connection to Kent, and particularly our local area of west Kent. We are here for people of any gender who have support needs, from 18 years old up to retirement age.
We have been supporting single homeless adults in West Kent since 1991. We have helped over 6,000 homeless people with advice, accommodation and support and significantly we have housed over 700 people in that time.
We provide secure and safe accommodation in the community alongside 1:1 support to help people recover from whatever issues they have faced that has led them to become homeless, or may be a barrier to them moving on. There is much to do for homeless people in our region, and by working together with the local authorities and other local partners like the YMCA who provide a similar service to young people, we continue to transform people’s lives by helping them to achieve independence and have a home of their own.
The Bridge Trust received a grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, who also chose us to make a video to showcase the sort of work they were funding. The Trust went on to win one of their charity awards for work “Against the Odds”.