Working to change the lives of vulnerable and homeless people in Bristol

Caring in Bristol is a small, effective and local charity that looks after homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol. We are striving to create a society where everyone has a home, has hope and is a part of their community.

Our volunteer-driven projects include Bristol Nightstop, which involves the recruitment of hosts for young and vulnerable people, Caring at Christmas, where our 800 volunteers help to provide shelter, food and clothing for people in need over the festive period, and the publication of the Survival Handbook, which contains a raft of useful information about Bristol’s homeless support services.

Our Projects

caring-at-christmas - the day room for homeless and vulnerable guests over Christmas

Caring at Christmas

Caring at Christmas is a shelter for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. It has been providing accommodation, food, medical services and entertainment during the festive season for over quarter of a century.

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Bristol Nightstop - helping vulnerable young people for as long as it takes

Bristol Nightstop

We work with 18-25 year olds who come to us when no other options are available. We arrange temporary and emergency accommodation – a safe place to stay – in the homes of individuals and families through our volunteer host community.

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Survival Guide

We publish a handbook twice a year which is a reference guide for anyone who has become homeless, or is at risk of becoming homeless in the Bristol area. The Survival Handbook also provides useful information to people and organisations that help homeless people.
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A donation, however big or small, makes a real difference to homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol.

If you'd like to support what we do, you can donate here.