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Trustees' Annual Report 2023

Hope Housing Bridlington

Financial Statements for the year to 5th April 2023


Trustees’ Report

The trustees of Hope Housing Bridlington are:

The Reverend Mark Jonathan Carey

Heather Bingley

The Reverend Jean Elsie Fowler

The Reverend Richard William Hare

Dr Anthony John Clarke

Anne Hinchliffe (appointed 30 November 2022)

The Reverend Arthur Daniel Walker (appointed 30 November 2022).

Statement of Trustees' responsibilities

The law applicable to charities in England and Wales requires the trustees to prepare financial statements for each financial year. In preparing those financial statements the trustees are required to:-

 - select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently; - make judgements and estimates which are reasonable and prudent;

 - state which accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice - Accounting by Charities; and

 - prepare the accounts on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the concern will continue in operation.

The trustees are required to act within the framework of trust law and the Charities Acts, and are also responsible for keeping proper accounting records. The trustees have a general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the funds and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.

Review of the period

The organisation continues to support and house homeless and vulnerable people in Bridlington and the surrounding district through its partnership with Green Pastures, a Christian charity that provides the investment and expertise needed to provide that accommodation.

The two leased houses, on Thorpe Street and Havelock Street, Bridlington, continue to be run smoothly and efficiently by the Housing Support Officer with the support of the trustees. The Trustees are pleased to report that the Housing Support Officer now has additional support by a volunteer working alongside him. The volunteer having a real heart for the homeless and the work Hope Housing is doing.

During the year the Trustees were highly delighted when one of the residents moved into independent living.

The Charity has faced difficult challenges during the year and sadly two of its residents have had to be evicted. Also towards the end of the year one of the residents sadly died. Their rooms have subsequently been filled by new residents.

Donations towards the upkeep of the houses continues to be received which enables the Charity to keep up with the necessary maintenance of the houses. Many new initiatives are planned for fund raising events throughout the coming year.

There is much optimism for the success and future of the Charity with perhaps a third house being sought and the volunteer mentioned above employed on a part-time basis

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