An Archers evening with Lillian Bellamy at Lyde Court

Calling all Archers fans to support Hope Scott House by Joining us at Lyde Court for an Evening with the actress Sunny Ormonde, who plays the the role of the ‘outrageous and raunchy’ Lilian Bellamy in the BBC

Radio 4 Archers and has become one of the listeners most favourite characters.

Friday 15th March 2024. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start

A bar serving drinks and light snacks will be open.

About HSH

Hope Scott House (HSH) is an Edwardian house with a modern single storey rear and side extension on both the east and west sides of the building. 

Located close to the city centre, providing 11 en-suite rooms, and  2 self-contained residential pods. 

 Specialist support is provided for 13 residents. 

The large rear garden includes a central lawned area, greenhouse and, vegetable patch, all of which is a great area for recreation, allowing the residents to learn more about gardening and  local wildlife. 

Jan Poole, HSH Friend & Brian Symonds attended the event​

HSH & Project Brave

Hope Scott House is an integral part of Herefordshire Council’s Homelessness pathway.

Project Brave is a multi-agency response to homelessness and rough sleeping in Herefordshire.

As part of project brave, a range of strategic and voluntary agency’s work in partnership placing individuals at the centre of their work to address homelessness and rough sleeping.

The aim at Hope Scott House is to provide accommodation and  support to enable the residents to move on to independent living, with a feeling of positive self-worth and dignity.

There are two Support Workers and a resident House Manager to facilitate this.

Refurbished and Revitalised

The past three years have seen phenomenal change for HSH both structurally and operationally.

Investment in excess of £400,000 and employment of dedicated support staff have further enhanced its very specialist offering.                                   

Despite numerous challenges including the pandemic, the final refurbishment of one of the old accommodation blocks creating five new en suite rooms is now complete, bringing HSH to a very high standard.  

The hard work and determination of the team, volunteers, the support of partners e.g. Herefordshire Council and the generosity of our benefactors, together have made HSH what it is today. 

It is now in the best position possible to provide the right support, to all its residents, at the right time so that they will be fully capable to take their lives forward to independent living, with dignity and without fear.

Two pay cheques away from being homeless, it could happen to any of us

How to get involved?

If you would like to become a Friend of Hope Scott House and help us to raise money in any way, please get in touch by emailing

We’d love to have you on board helping the homeless to move onto independent living.

Colin Davies, raffle prize winner