Hope into Action Big Sleep Out 2017 – Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October

The Big Sleep Out is an event where for one night we will sleep rough. It is not a full ‘homeless experience’ but it’s certainly an insight into what over 4,000 people in England face every night. It provides an opportunity for Hope into Action to highlight some of the struggles our homeless have to face and gives people the chance to experience a small taste of what sleeping on the streets might be like.

This year, the Big Sleep Out will be held in various locations throughout the country. To find out more about the closest to you, please call us on 01733 558 301 or email


Run for Hope into Action

Get your running shoes on and support the homeless in your city. If you are intending to run please consider supporting Hope into Action through your fundraising. You can help raise awareness for Hope into Action too by wearing your FREE Hope into Action running vest (email: and include your address and size and we will send one to you).



The Great Eastern Run – A Peterborough tradition taking place on 8th October 2017. Sign up for this flat and fast half marathon and help us make a difference in Peterborough. Visit




The City of Norwich Half Marathon15th April 2018. For more details visit





Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon – Taking place in Nottingham on 24th September 2017. There is a race for everyone from the mini marathon, half marathon to the full marathon. Visit to sign up and raise money for our work in Nottingham.



If you are intending to take part in other events and require one of our running vests then please give us a call on 01733 558301 and we will send you one free in the post. Take a photo of you in your Hope into Action vest and we will feature it on our website.


To find out about more individual fundraising initiatives for Hope into Action or to start your own fundraising, please visit our JustGiving page or contact us directly.



 Hope into Action Conference 2017

We had an amazing 2017 conference with around 250 delegates and great speakers such as Jonathan Aitken, Steve Clifford, Dianne Tidball, Anne Read and many more. For pictures, extracts from speeches and more, visit this page.




Hope into Action Conference 2016 photos

Experts on homelessness and the causes of homelessness, church leaders including Dr Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury), former homeless people and Christians who are concerned with the recent increases in levels of homeless, came together for the second Hope into Action Homeless Conference.

The event included an energising speech by Dr Rowan Williams on how churches can engage with the homeless. He also presented eleven awards to Hope into Action tenants who have successfully refrained from drugs, alcohol, remained in work, not re offended or re-established links with family over the last twelve months.

Commenting on the Hope into Action conference Dr Williams explained “What I really admire about Hope into Action is that it has a holistic depth to it. Not just to be well and do well but to become the human being God has made us to be. The other thing I admire about Hope into Action is that it allows people in our churches to recognise they can actually do something. Quite often when I talk about issues, people say yes, but what can I do? It’s too difficult and too complicated. I guess I can pray. But I think it is wonderful when Christian individuals and communities are released into the sense that in all sorts of accessible and immediate ways they can take action that changes things.”