What Others Say

We’ve received a wonderful validation of The Bridge Advice Centre (BAC) our debt counselling initiative, 

Andrew Preskey, a ‘Process Consultant’ contracted to Portsmouth Housing Association (PHA) contacted us to ask if he could pay us a visit. This was arranged, and following the meeting we then received the following from Andrew......


“I really valued our meeting which, as well as confirming much of what PHA residents have been telling us about ideal services, also provided a number of important new insights for me.

In surveying PHA residents, at the end of the interview questionnaire, we used the following words.

Thank you for answering the questions above and sharing your experiences with us. What we would like you to do now is to imagine the perfect careers service; the ideal organisation to help you find the work or training you are looking for. Please take a few moments and, using your imagination, tell us what would make this sort of service special.

One resident replied simply.....

”Bridge Church in Hayling help sort out benefits, pensions and other things.”

Given that we were asking them to imagine the perfect service, I had to follow this up. Having talked with you this morning, the warm, welcoming and individually tailored approach that you take is apparent and I can see just why you are meeting needs where others may fail.”

Created by The Bridge Church, Hayling Island - Registered Charity No 1085253