Genesis Trust

About Genesis Trust

The Genesis Trust is a Christian charity in Bath which currently runs nine projects to help the homeless and vulnerable in the city.

Pathways Covered

Education, training and employment

Overview

Genesis LifeSkills project provides activities, training and mentoring designed to help those who are in recovery develop the skills that they will need to re-enter the world of work.


Genesis Furniture Project offers work-placement opportunities for those seeking employment.

What we do

Life Skills

This is a structured timetable of free courses from Monday - Wednesday and Friday in subjects ranging from creative writing to computer drop in sessions. Life Skills also works closely with local organisations to provide one-off workshops and courses as well as days out, retreats and one-to-one mentoring.

Skills we develop include:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Food for thought
  • Art and craft taster sessions
  • Music and Art therapy
  • Games

Computer Skills

Clients can book an hour or half hour session with a volunteer ‘computer expert’
to assist with specific learning needs. These can vary from the basic, “How do I
type up my CV neatly?” To the more complex, “Can you teach how to use Excel?”

A regular Monday afternoon slot is dedicated to empowering our clients to access and use free internet facilities in the computer room. For example we can help with:

  • letter writing,
  • accessing the housing website,
  • applying for accommodation 
  • jobs online
  • setting up email accounts 

As the session is one-one it will be at your own pace and match your requirements. 

Job Placements

We also offer job placements to the long term unemployed through many local agencies or through individual interest.

Tasks include:

  • loading and unloading the vans with furniture,
  • dealing with customers,
  • administration tasks in the office,
  • answering the telephone

 We are always interested in hearing from volunteers.

Where we do it

 

Life and Computer Skills

Life Skills is hosted at our suite of rooms in St John's Roman Catholic Church, South Parade, Bath.

Job Placements 

We offer placements within our furniture project and shop, and also in the office

How to access

 

Life and Computer Skills

For more information please ring Denise or Carey on 01225 463549

Job Placements 

Please telephone the Genesis Furniture Project on 01225 421111, or Ian on 01225 463549 for more information´╗┐

Mental and physical health

Overview

LifeSkills runs activities designed to rebuild confidence, encourage social interaction and develop skills that will enable people to re-enter the world of work when they are ready. We also have a team of staff and volunteers who will provide one to one support in certain circumstances.

What we do

LifeSkills runs activities designed to rebuild confidence, encourage social interaction and develop skills that will enable people to re-enter the world of work when they are ready. We also have a team of staff and volunteers who will provide one to one support in certain circumstances.

Where we do it

Our office and activities are based in the rooms attached to St John's Roman Catholic Church, South Parade, Bath, BA2 4AF.

How to access

Call Denise or Carey in the LifeSkills team, on 01225 463549,.

Accommodation

Overview

The Furniture Project sells donated furniture, white goods and household items to low income families, those on benefits or students.


We offer work placements to those seeking employment.

What we do

The Furniture Project

We sell donated furniture, white goods and household items to low income families, those on benefits or students.

We are open weekdays from 9.15am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm


 

                             

Where we do it

As we have no online store, you will need to visit the shop at 31a West Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3QB.

All our furniture is displayed on site (including those items already sold waiting for delivery/collection) so please be aware it is on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to let you know the items that come in due to such a fast turnaround.

How to access

We advise that you bring proof of benefits/student card when purchasing and if you would like to reserve an item for a limited time, this can be arranged by consulting with staff and by paying a £5 deposit.

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