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Bristol Homeless Forum is open to any individual or organisation working with the issues of people who are homeless in Bristol. While there is much attention to those who are currently street homeless or rough sleeping we recognise that this is only a small, visible part of a much wider issue which affects many more people.

I was homeless, I was you.

Bristol City Council is looking for your help to promote a new campaign which encourages people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to take the first step towards turning their lives around.
Three people who have experienced homelessness have kindly shared their stories in a bid to get those who are currently rough sleeping or facing homelessness to seek help and engage with the support available.
Reducing homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for the city as a whole, not just the council. Finding lasting and effective solutions to these challenges requires a holistic and joined-up approach from organisations and citizens across Bristol.
If you would like to support the campaign, the
I was homeless, I was you Toolkit
will provide you with a range of materials to help promote the campaign and direct people to the support available.

Things to check out

Want to join the forum? See our welcome flyer for information about joining the forum & to join just click  Subscribe to join and receive invitations to future events. This will add your given email address to our MailChimp distribution list and will only be used to issue emails from this site and invite you to relevant events. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have something to say feel free to use the comments sections throughout the site.

See the Top Menu ‘Useful Links’ for links to organisations in the forum (& a few others who haven’t joined yet).

There is an ongoing campaign running to fund shelter provision across the city, check it out here
There are two great films to go with it
Two sides – https://youtu.be/hyt5II3Xtns
Safer off the Streets – https://youtu.be/7xqIzyroPhU

If you just want to understand homelessness a bit better you can look at this short animated video from BBC2 which is a wonderfully concise summary https://t.co/mABQEY8xDh

Homelessness is our problem