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Our latest bulletin was published on June 22 with a link to an Executive Summary following the survey phase of the project and a ‘heads up’ for an online debrief session on 6th July.

The debrief has now taken place & the slides can be found here.

Research Project

In October we announced that we were raising funds to commission a research project to help re-vision the Bristol Homeless Forum to be fit for the future of Bristol.

We have now completed the first two phases of the research programme

  • an initial round of interviews with a wide range of members and others involved in homelessness prevention,
  • a series of workshops to generate ideas about how the BHF could be more useful to members.
  • a survey open to all interested parties to gather views on the findings from the first two phases to help us understand how the city can come together better to tackle homelessness.

Throughout this process many people and organisations have expressed an interest in helping to develop Bristol Homeless Forum based on what has been learnt by the research.

Following the online debrief session on 6th July invitations will now be sent to the initial meeting of a launch committee to start the process of managing that development.

Follow the Twitter feed below for latest items.

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).

Golden Key was a partnership committed to making systemic change happen; improving the lives of people facing multiple disadvantages. The Practical Guide is a key resource that explores the learning from the Golden Key community! Download below: https://www.goldenkeybristol.org.uk/s/Practical-Guide-to-System-Change-031121.pdf

6/6 Funding is available to support the transition to single room services https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/night-shelter-transformation-fund-prospectus-and-application-form/night-shelter-transformation-fund-2022-25-funding-prospectus
Speak to a member of the HJ team if you’re planning winter provision. 📞

1/6 🚨🚨🚨Calling all faith and community groups who run winter night shelters. New guidance from @luhc has dropped https://www.gov.uk/guidance/operating-principles-for-night-shelters. 🚨🚨🚨
Here’s our 5 GIF guide:

“It is time to give priority in building and lending to those in need of homes to live in, not to those with the deepest pockets”
https://www.bigissue.com/news/housing/leeds-building-society-lender-mortgages-second-homes/

Homelessness rises 11% in first three months of year https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/homelessness-rises-11-in-first-three-months-of-year-76756

Want to help Caring in Bristol create a city empowered to solve homelessness? Join us.

Open to freelancers and feel free to chat with us beforehand by contacting the team today.

Please follow the link below to apply.
https://brs.tl/careeropportunities

https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/the-invisible-gap-how-the-cost-of-living-crisis-is-affecting-bristol/

Please spread the advice below for those outside in this heat.

As with other SWEPs, please continue to refer clients through Street Link, but be aware that this is not an emergency service. Please call the emergency services if anyone is in immediate danger.

@StMungos

☀️ As temperatures soar, access our guidance on hot weather and homelessness to find out how you can help someone sleeping rough ☀️

https://homeless.org.uk/news/how-you-can-help-someone-sleeping-rough-as-temperatures-soar/

New research from Homeless Link and @NACCOMNetwork highlights progress made in homelessness support for non-UK nationals and the change still needed.

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https://homeless.org.uk/news/new-report-roadmap-for-tackling-non-uk-national-homelessness

Take action now – https://ctt.ec/ru02T+ – and demand Michael Gove makes housing a reality for all – because #HousingIsAHumanRight 🏡

Nearly a fifth of MPs own properties that generate an income of more than £10,000 annually #UKhousing https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/more-than-100-mps-earn-a-significant-income-from-renting-out-properties-research-finds-76305?dm_i=1HH2,7XFER,N9F14D,WE9Q4,1

Surviving Britain’s homelessness crisis – podcast https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2022/jul/04/surviving-britains-homelessness-crisis-daniel-lavelle-podcast?CMP=share_btn_tw

It’s #CommunityFoodJusticeWeek in #Bristol. And we’re going to spend the week sharing stories from our Food Clubs in South Bristol.
You can read all about our food club work, supporting people with food insecurity here: https://caringinbristol.co.uk/feeding-the-future/

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