At this challenging time, Betel UK is committed to continuing to restore the broken lives of the men and women living in our recovery communities. Around 350 people continue to live in our centres, and our priority is the safety and well-being of all our men, women and families. To this end we have in place stringent precautions and measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in line with government advice. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update our procedures as and when government advice changes. We are now able to receive new residents again on a limited basis, so please ring the Betel centre of your choice for details and how our intake procedures have been affected by the present coronavirus crisis.
Our charity shops have now re-opened in accordance with government guidelines; and although our cafes are closed at present a take-away service is available from our Lincoln and Hexham-based Rising Cafés, and The Nook and Cranny cafe in Shirley. Our online furniture business and gardens businesses remain open, and are adhering strictly to all relevant safeguarding regulations to ensure the safety of our team and our customers.
Under normal circumstances, the majority of Betel’s funds are generated through our charitable businesses. We have therefore been hit particularly hard by the current situation. Please do support our operational businesses if you are able to. Additionally, if you would like to support our ongoing work by making a donation, please follow the links at the top of this page. All donations received invested directly into changing broken lives. Now, more than ever, our mission of bringing long-term freedom and restoration to men and women whose lives have been broken by homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long-term unemployment is vital. In these challenging times, we would be grateful for your ongoing support of our businesses and generous financial donations.