Our latest bulletin was published on April 14th with an invitation to take part in the next stage of our ………

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. The research brief was published and proposals invited for a deadline of February 10th and four proposals were received.

These have now been evaluated and we have commissioned Beautiful Insights to conduct the research.

The first stage of the research includes interviews with a selected cross section of stakeholders so some of you may be receiving an invitation to participate in that part of the process. More detail on the process will follow at a later date.

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).

Defining an end to rough sleeping in England

The Centre for Homelessness Impact @homelessimpact is working with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to develop a definition of what it will mean to end rough sleeping in England.

Bristol is one of 15 areas in England selected to receive funding! Our programme runs to March 2024 #changingfutures #changingfuturesbristol

Changing Futures Bristol is a city-wide multi-agency partnership that acknowledges system complexity and aims to help bring about system change. Follow @CFBristol
#changingfutures #systemchange #multipledisadvantage

Absolutely LOVING the banana fundraising coming from @WBD_UK this week. Special thanks to Sasha, Suzy and Lauren for heading this up and being such good sports/ fruits! And the banana necklace… genius! We love you ❤️ #Gobananas #Bristol

The programme for our Prevention into Action conference is now live!

📅 9th June 2022
⏰ 10:00 – 16:30
📍 County Hall, London

Find out more and book your ticket via the link below.


We are increasing wellbeing activities across our services, in recognition that it’s not just physical sustenance that needs addressing, but a holistic approach to providing help and support for the ‘whole’ person: body, mind, and spirit.
#mentalhealthawareness #inhopebristol https://twitter.com/crisis_uk/status/1523727022530379779


Homelessness can seriously damage someone’s mental health, increasing their sense of isolation & destroying self-confidence. So, wellbeing in an important part of our work. Here are some positive affirmation messages used by members in creative therapy. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 4

Lost jobs, the ending of the ban on evictions & the stopping of the furlough scheme. 2021 was a hard year for our clients, and a challenge for us at CHAS.

Learn about our successes & the people we helped over 2021 in our newly published Impact Report >> https://bit.ly/3yja13j

The Queen’s Speech outlined plans to scrap no fault evictions, strengthen the rights of tenants & improve housing. But it also included legislation that risks criminalising people rough sleeping & offers nothing to families currently facing homelessness. https://bit.ly/3spBxs9

Here we have our former Chair of trustees (left), our Community Fundraiser (centre) and our new CEO (right); dressed as bananas for 125 hours – that’s 5 days folks! Along with a team of 9 brilliant & bonkers ppl! Starting noon today! Support them here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/bananas

Help your food bank get the donations they need. Download our free app which will give your phone a ping when you arrive at a drop off point. Linked to your local food bank, our app knows their real time needs. But don’t just take our word for it, our users love the app too!

Changing Futures has launched in Bristol to help support people facing multiple disadvantage. Follow @CFBristol to find out more.
#changingfutures #systemchange #multipledisadvantage

How does coproduction work in practice? How can I get it right?

@AdamsEmmaAudrey explores coproduction in practice in a new blog for us, offerings reflections & tips from her fascinating research alongside experts by experience.

Read Emma’s blog here: http://tinyurl.com/2p9mftxy

📈 New Statutory Homelessness statistics for October to December 2021 show a big rise in the number of people made homeless through private sector evictions 📈


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