The Rotary Clubs of Bristol are raising funds to help the homeless in Bristol - and we need your help! Here are some ideas of how YOU can help the homeless of Bristol...
The City Office is looking for skilled resource and materials to convert empty buildings and buses into temporary and permanent bed spaces.
Contact Richard Chilvers, City Office Homelessness Project Manager Richard.email@example.com
Download the App so that if you’re concerned about someone sleeping rough, you can get in touch so that someone can connect them to local support and services they need.
Over recent years, Rotary in Bristol has provided extensive support to many of these organisations, through fundraising events, supermarket collections, and volunteering at drop-in Cafés, and at Caring at Christmas.
If you would like to get involved in tackling homelessness and other issues at home and abroad, do get in touch.
Please see the list of Rotary Clubs in Bristol on the right - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will let you know your best club option.
Bristol YMCA currently need to raise approximately £250,000 to help them reach their target of £2.4m to help finance the building of a hostel to house up to ten young homeless people, funded by up to ninety paying guests.
“The reasons for a young person becoming homeless are complex and traumatic. It might be the breakdown of relationships in a family, abusive home situations or the sudden loss of a job. It could be that several things happen at once, and create a tipping point where a young person can no longer cope – they need to get away from where they are living.”
- The 365 Shelter, providing fifteen rough sleepers with a safe alternative to a night on the street
- Bristol Nightstop, Caring at Christmas, and publication of the Survival Handbook.
- 1625 Independent People http://www.1625ip.co.uk/Links-Advice/Housing-Advice.aspx
If you are 16-25 years old and homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bristol or South Glos "Caring in Bristol" offer a housing advice service. Call 0117 317 8800 or 01454 86549 or contact the Council Home Choice Team on http://www.southglos.gov.uk/housing/advice-for-the-homeless/
The Crisis Centre run four main projects, which include
- The Wild Goose Drop-In Centre which is open four days and six evenings a week where clients can receive free hot food, practical support and signposting to other appropriate social and voluntary services.
- The Spring of Hope Women's Night Shelter which provides emergency accommodation and emotional support and practical support, to women fleeing from abuse, relationship breakdown and sex work.
- The LIFE Recovery Project and the East Bristol Foodbank”
- Bristol Mediation https://bristol-mediation.org/our-services/homelessness-prevention-project/
They offer a free, independent and confidential service available to young people, primarily aged 16/17, and their families to enable them to talk to honestly to each other, to rebuild positive relationships, leading to the young person either returning home or remaining at home which is often the safest place for young people to be.
Message them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungPeoplesHomelessMediationService/
Julian Trust provides Night Shelter facilities with eighteen emergency beds, open five nights every week throughout the year where a warm welcome and a hot meal awaits homeless people and rough sleepers. On most nights it is used by between 80 to 100 guests who are served dinner between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.
Provides a variety of different accommodation and projects aiming to cater for those with specific needs
Up to 80 people can benefit from their services each night. Soup and beverages, sandwiches, and other food, blankets for those sleeping rough, clothes and toiletries are distributed.
Every effort is also made in the limited time available to give basic information on accommodation, help on addiction, and day-centre facilities. Informal, friendly, non-judgemental conversation can be a positive help to those they serve. Also to some they may be the first people they have really talked to that day.
“Ten years ago Bristol City Council declared that they had ZERO rough sleepers. Eight years ago if someone approached Crisis Centre Ministries to find emergency accommodation we would have been able to find a shelter space after a FEW PHONE CALLS. Today it is likely that there would be NO SPACE available for rough sleepers.”
(Crisis Centre Ministries - Streetwise magazine Sept to Dec 2017)
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