Our Vision

For everyone to be part of a community where they are included, belong and have what they need to reach their God-given potential.

Our Mission

To transform communities by creating access to housing, addressing homelessness and journeying with people as they fulfil their God-given potential.


Our Projects

We are a housing and homelessness charity based in the North East of England with 30 years’ experience of delivering bespoke, effective services for vulnerably housed and homeless people.

Our services include:


An Afternoon Tea with Danny Parker

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the luxurious Gold Room at the Vermont Hotel on 28th April at 1pm-3pm. You’ll also have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes through our raffle, and our special guest speaker Danny Parker will share his stories from the BBC’s Great British Menu, MasterChef and much more. This …

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We couldn’t have picked a better week to have opened Basis in Sunderland

We couldn’t have picked a better week to have opened Basis in Sunderland, we’ve seen some pretty horrendous weather. Upon opening the door for the first time at 9am on Monday we found a gentleman on the doorstep surrounded by the first flurries of snow. He’s become a regular bringing us the Metro newspapers each …

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Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims Research Project

Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims Research Project We wish to appoint a researcher to produce a report for us which will inform the shape of our Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims (DASV) service moving forward.  We anticipate that the report will cover a wide range of research including findings on the national need for DV …

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CEO David Smith calls for us to lose the archetype in light of Homeless Sunday

I don’t like the word Homeless. It reduces people to a deficit. It identifies them in terms of something that they lack. Of course, it has a purpose. Like the advert, it does what it says on the tin, describing a circumstance in which someone can find themselves. Increasingly it describes a phenomenon that, no matter …

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