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South West: Attitudes Towards Homelessness Survey

The Salvation Army compares public attitudes to the reality.

More than half of people in South West do nothing when they see someone who is homeless”

“…a worrying gap between the reality of what it’s like to be homeless and the perception of the general public.”

“..a lack of understanding around who can be affected by homelessness…”

“Our extensive experience has shown us that homelessness can affect anyone, and so it is surprising that the Ipsos MORI poll has revealed 46 per cent of people in the South West don’t think that they, or someone close to them could ever experience homelessness. “

Faculty for Homeless & Inclusion Health

The Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health helps doctors, nurses, housing workers, and people working with excluded people who have health problems to come together and share information and resources.

We’ve been aware that homelessness is rising across the southwest for some time, and have been supporting Bristol Royal Infirmary, GPs and groups across the southwest to support homeless patients. We’re really keen to bring together everyone working in health across the region, and reach out to more homelessness and housing groups too. We’re holding our first meeting across the region on 4 December, 1-4 at the Trinity Centre in Bristol.

It’s all free to attend (our work is funded by Lankelly Chase Foundation). All the meeting details are here:

If you can’t come, but would like to join The Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, there are details here:

Contact Open Day for the Homeless

Facebook Events – Contact Open Day

Wednesday August 23rd  11 to 1:30pm

The Gallery Space, The Island, 1st Floor
Bridewell Street, BS1 2LE
Bristol NCS Wave 5 Team 2 are hosting this event.
Admission is free and it is open to both the public and the homeless. We will be distributing food, clothing, sanitary products and other donated items, as well as inviting charities to talk to both the public and the homeless to make everyone more aware of the services available to them and to help break down stigma surrounding homelessness.
If you would like to get involved, donate or know any charities, shelters or stores we could contact, please get in touch with us at or 07584 190555
Otherwise please just come along



Conference Hall, Bristol City Hall
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Bristol City Council is looking into a Bristol pilot of the national Feeding Britain programme, which is working towards a hunger-free United Kingdom –
Please join us for this Open Space event if you are working in this sector in Bristol, from organisations helping people in crisis, to those involved in community food growing.
We would like to hear your ideas for and decide on activities we can take forward together for alleviating hunger, and reducing vulnerability to hunger, in our city in the months and years ahead. Event to be opened by the Mayor of Bristol,

Book through Eventbrite


Bristol Online Homelessness Information

Using a model similar to Street Support in Leeds and Manchester, there is a need for a new website containing all information pertaining to homelessness in Bristol. The site would be a central resource both for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, agencies working with them, and people that wanted to volunteer, or had ideas about how to help.

Ben Richardson from Caring in Bristol has put together a proposal for how this might be done ” Bristol online homelessness information ” and your views are invited.

Please post your views here and email if you’re interested in getting involved; we hope to set up a meeting during May to plan the way forward.


Bristol Homeless Connect is now up and running.

Hello Bristol

This is the brand new site for Bristol Homeless Forum.

The forum is open to any individual or organisation working with homeless people and homelessness issues in Bristol.

Watch this space for details on joining the forum or any of its activities !