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Our latest newsletter was published on November 26th with a round-up of Winter & Christmas services.

One or two updates to the services in the Newsletter:

Wild Goose will be closing for the Christmas period after the breakfast brunch service on Christmas eve 24th Dec 2021 at 11 am. & will re-open 9:30 am Wednesday 5th Jan 2022

Caring at Christmas day centre at Trinity is open access to all 18+ with no referral necessary.

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

Want to join the forum?

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.

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).

No one should have to spend Christmas homeless and alone. I’m proud to support @crisis_uk’s film 12 Nights, which lays bare the reality many will face this year stuck in the worst forms of homelessness. Watch and share the film – http://www.crisis.org.uk/twelvenights

A huge thank you to Bristol University Homelessness Society for arranging Gig for Good at Stream on 6 December. You can get your tickets here: https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/bristol-university-homelessness-society/events/gig-for-good-7d41

Can you help our Caring at Christmas project with donations of food, toiletries and clothes? Please #RT #Bristol The Caring at Christmas project needs donations of food, toiletries and clothes.
Please bring any donations to 14 Little Bishop Street:
https://caringinbristol.co.uk/donation-list/

Want to find out more about research into #homelessness prevention? Read the latest Evidence Note and join our data and evidence team for an informal chat tomorrow at 9am.
https://bit.ly/EvidenceNotePrevention
#EndItWithEvidence

Looking to give back this festive period? We’re in need of some items for young people such as
gloves and books, click the link for ways you can help us https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/items-bristol-homeless-shelters-asking-6259965

Want to play your part in creating a city empowered to solve homelessness? Strapped for cash? Here are 5 effective ways to help as a student that don’t involve loosening your grip on the purse strings. https://brs.tl/five-top-tips

Climate crisis posing growing risk to the homeless, UK charities tell ministers
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/29/climate-crisis-posing-growing-risk-to-the-homeless-uk-charities-tell-ministers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

As we head into another winter during the ongoing pandemic, people are sleeping on our streets. The Prime Minister has promised to end rough sleeping by 2024. We need to hold him to this. Join us and call for urgent action now: http://shltr.org.uk/j1g

As well as the day centre at Trinity, this year will see the return of the successful remote delivery model developed last year.

Please consider supporting our work if you can: https://brs.tl/donate

The idea of support ending seems to run contrary to Housing First’s core principle.

However, in an insecure environment, and in the face of rising demand, services need to be prepared to handle transitions and even endings.

⬇️Read more ⬇️

https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2021/nov/15/should-we-be-talking-about-endings-in-housing-first

In October, Chef Lee and the team served 1,606 meals to people in Bristol who are homeless, have low incomes, or who have insecure employment.
Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and supporters who make this possible! #volunteering #donors #bristol #charity #homelessness

Caring at Christmas is back for 2021 and the offering is one of our biggest ever 🎅

This work is made possible through the generosity of caring Bristolians like you – if you can, please consider supporting Caring at Christmas with a donation: https://brs.tl/donate

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Homelessness could cost the government £2.6bn a year without action https://www.bigissue.com/news/housing/homelessness-could-cost-the-government-2-6bn-a-year-without-action/

Powerful blog from @JoannePrestidge on the importance of safeguarding in #homeless services.

See also new materials and recommendations from a review of safeguarding reviews.

#SafeguardingAdultsWeek

http://ow.ly/9j5v50GOQgy

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