Peasholme Charity is a registered charity (No.701265) founded in 1988 in York.
Peasholme Charity previously existed as an accommodation provider – supporting residents of the Peasholme Resettlement Centre on Fishergate to find a long-term home – but since 2017 the focus has been on the delivery of community-based advice, support and homeless prevention. We are now located at 25 Micklegate.
We are a small, dedicated team of seven – supporting disadvantaged and socially excluded people – in particular those that are homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness.
Charity Manager Yvonne and Financial Coach Alison have both worked at the charity for nearly 20 years – so have a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for the job.
Yvonne says “I love working for a small charity – we can be flexible and help anyone in need of our support. The team are motivated by a need to improve opportunities for others – for people to live in secure homes and be a part of the fantastic communities that we see in York”.
We’re fortunate to partner with some great local charities – York Foodbank, Carecent, KYRA – women’s project, York MIND, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and we work alongside many other homeless charities in York – KEY, HOPING, Restore and The Besom in York. Give them a follow on social media to support their amazing work helping some of York’s most vulnerable people.
Since the start of the pandemic we have helped over 420 individuals and families to prevent homelessness, alleviate poverty and reduce social isolation.
Over 200 local people have been supported by My Money, My Life – an in-house financial coaching service – giving welfare benefit, debt and budgeting advice.
We have seen a 66% increase in people using the Community Advice Service since the start of the pandemic – for crisis support relating to emergency aid, housing and/or welfare benefits.
We work alongside local people – without judgement – to inspire and empower them to make positive life changes. Please consider becoming a regular donor to support our work tackling local homelessness -https://peasholmecharity.enthuse.com/donations