Carl and Georgie Good set up a registered charity ‘Lifeline Harrogate’ in 2012. Lifeline houses people who otherwise would be homeless. We work in partnership with other homeless agencies in the town including Harrogate Homeless Project. We also have a partnership with the national Charity Green Pastures (www.greeenpastures.net) who have bought Lifeline 3 lovely 3 bedroom houses in the town which we use to house and support people to transition them towards full independence.

We have a vacancy for a Housing and Support Officer to work with some of our residents. This is a part-time post. The housing element of the work covers many landlord type duties and the support element involves working with the resident through an agreed support plan.

This is a post that requires amongst many other traits character, determination and patience.

Lifeline is a Christian Charity and so the successful candidate will need to feel comfortable with the ethos and aims of Lifeline (we fully subscribe to the “Charter for Christian Homelessness Agencies” as produced by Housing Justice – see attached).

If you are interested please could you provide your CV and a supporting statement stating why you feel this role would be suitable for yourself, and reply to us by the 20th December.

Please either write to Carl Good, Lifeline (Harrogate) Limited, Wesley Chapel, Lower Hall, Oxford Street, Harrogate. HG1 1PP or alternatively email us at lifelineharrogatelimited@yahoo.co.uk. lifelinecharter lifelinehousingofficerrole-1216


2015 Accounts

Lifeline’s latest accounts are now available.

Lifeline Accounts 2015 Final

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Carl Good of Lifeline is from today an Accredited Member of the National Landlords Association.

Lifelines 12th issue of  our newsletter is attached in which we reflect on some of the experiences we have had in our first 3 years of housing people. LifelineNewsletterNo.12

Lifeline (Harrogate) Limited (‘Lifeline’) has a vacancy for a Housing and Support Officer.

Lifeline works with Harrogate Homeless Project to enable those men, who have formerly been homeless, and reside in their hostel, move on into independent accommodation we are able to provide. We then work with them in all aspects of their lives to help them progress forward. This support encompasses mentoring, advisory and personal development opportunities.  This requires patience and commitment but we have already seen many positive changes occur. We have three three bedroom houses out in the community and hence we are currently supporting nine men.

The successful candidate will need to feel comfortable with the ethos and aims of Lifeline. Details of the role are attached. LifelineHousingOfficerRole . Our core values are available on request.

The post is initially for two days a week with a salary of £8,000 per annum (£20,000 per annum pro-rata).  If you wish to be considered for this post please send a copy of your CV and a brief supporting statement on how your experience (please note experience is not an essential requirement as full training is provided) and expertise meets the requirements for this role to: Carl Good, Lifeline (Harrogate) Limited, Wesley Chapel, Lower Hall, Oxford Street, Harrogate. HG1 1PP (or alternatively email to lifelineharrogatelimited@yahoo.co.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday 27th November.

Lifeline’s latest News Bulletin LifelineNewsletterNo.11 has details of our third house, shortly to complete, and the successful completion of our first ‘Welfare to Work’ course through our ‘Lifeline through Football’ scheme.

Lifeline is delighted to announce that Green Pastures have had their offer accepted and that we should have completion by the 5th of August on our house no. 3.

This is a house just around the corner from our first house. We felt it right to withdraw from a house on the same street as house no. 1 because of the extra hazards this created.

Harrogate Homeless Project reported that over the monitoring period 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015 they assessed and provided emergency shelter for 244 referrals from 195 individuals. This shows the level of demand for people to receive suitable housing. They are also delighted that there will be this extra provision in the system.

We are so thankful to Green Pastures for making this possible, as well as the people who made it possible by purchasing the Loan Stock at a reduced rate of interest, and for the Lords guiding hand in all of this. Carl Good. 7.7.15