Providing practical information to homeless people and other stakeholders


Caring in Bristol publishes The Survival Handbook which is designed to be a point of reference for anyone finding themselves homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the Bristol area. It also serves agencies and other organisations in providing useful information to assist them in helping homeless people.

The handbook includes:

  • Accommodation advice
  • Day centres
  • Food – details of agencies and organisations which supply food to homeless and vulnerable people
  • Health – medical, dental and other health services including drug, alcohol and mental health support services
  • Public toilets
  • Advice and support
  • Statutory services – benefit advice
  • Employment and training
  • Seasonal support
  • Charity shops
  • Helplines
  • Map of the city centre showing location of services
  • Animal and welfare
  • Locations which are welcoming, non-institutional and vibrant.