365 Shelter – a night shelter for rough sleepers in the centre of Bristol, open 365 days a year.

 

The 365 Shelter offers a safe alternative to a night on the streets. With bedspace for up to fifteen rough sleepers, the shelter receives guests following assessment by the St. Mungo’s outreach team.

Every night, two of our amazing volunteers open the shelter at 22:00, provide hot drinks and a welcoming environment to guests, then remain on site through until morning. By 08:00, the shift is over and the building is returned to normal – until that evening, when we do it all again.

In the background, partner organisations in Bristol’s homelessness sector are evaluating longer-term housing and support options for the guests who come through our doors – using our shelter is a first step towards moving away from street homelessness.

All of our volunteers receive initial induction, training and our ongoing support. Our inspirational volunteer team includes students, mid-career professionals and retired couples from a range of backgrounds, all of whom share a simple commitment to improving the lives of homeless people in Bristol.

Want to find out more? If you would like to volunteer at the 365 shelter, or if you’d simply like more information about what we do, call us on 0117 924 4444 and speak to Alex, or email alex.wallace@caringinbristol.org.uk and you’ll hear from us soon.