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The Grit Awards -Caring in Bristol

The Grit Awards were launched this summer at Bristol’s Harbourside Festival with presentations on a glittering blue podium next to the SS Great Britain. They are also set to appear at community events throughout the year. Created by Caring in Bristol’s Early Doors team and artist Rachel Clerke, the awards paid tribute to the many […]

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The Grit Awards

Early Doors Caring in Bristol

Where you live in Bristol could increase your risk of becoming homeless. When you’re pushed out onto the street the devastation is already done and rebuilding your life can be a soul-destroying journey. What if homelessness wasn’t an inevitability? What if the cost and chaos it creates in our city could be avoided? What if […]

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What if?

Caring in Bristol at Pride

LGBTQ+ staff, volunteers and allies were proud to represent Caring in Bristol at Bristol Pride. It’s great to see how far things have come, and how the fight for visibility and equality has had a massive impact. But there is still a long way to go. During the event, we had conversations with many people […]

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Caring in Bristol - Food Bank

Bristol Goods, the Caring in Bristol project that makes good food do good things is working hard to address food injustice in Bristol. We’re able to make the project work even harder to break the link between food insecurity and homelessness through the work of our volunteers. They are residents from the communities that the […]

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Feeding the Future

Caring in Bristol -Barton Hill

Most people have only heard of the “Ombudsman” from the Peep Show – “a threatening man at the door with a stove pipe hat and a long hookey stick, where you have to sleep with one eye open”. As comical as this is to imagine an intimidating righteous figure breaking in to your house ready […]

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Early Doors Community Workshops: The Housing Ombudsman

Volunteers’ Week is a time to celebrate the incredible year-round work of volunteers in our society. At Caring in Bristol, volunteering is part of our DNA. It’s always been integral to the way we’ve worked. Here we meet Bee. Her journey as a volunteer with us spans many years and several projects. Volunteers step into […]

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Volunteering: “There’s lots of us doing it. Thank goodness!” (Bee, Caring in Bristol Volunteer)

Caring in Bristol - Catherine's Story

Key themes: debt, scamming, unable to find rental accommodation, family breakdown, racism & discrimination. Catherine* came to see us as she was really struggling to find somewhere to stay. She was studying in Bristol and was really excited by her course. Catherine and Caring in Bristol staff spent an action support session looking at accommodation […]

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Catherine’s Story

From Colleagues to Companions: A Christmas Romance By Bea Swallow Reading time: 2 minutes. As the decoration boxes are stowed away in the cupboard under the stairs and the leftover food supply begins to dwindle, let’s take one last look back on Christmas in all its festive charm, where some of us don’t just feel […]

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A Christmas Romance.

Photo of volunteers in homeless charity at christmas

CARING AT CHRISTMAS MOVING FORWARD SAFELY – COVID UPDATE FROM OUR CARING AT CHRISTMAS PROJECT MANAGER Caring in Bristol wanted to update our supporters on our plans regarding our Caring at Christmas Project and the developing Covid situation. As you’ll be aware, Covid-19 numbers are on the rise across Bristol and there is uncertainty regarding […]

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Mythbusting Homelessness Dismantling negative stereotypes surrounding homelessness by looking at the facts. By Bea Swallow Reading time: 5 minutes. Myths and stereotypes surrounding homelessness are extremely common and increasingly problematic, providing the foundations for further stigmatisation of an already marginalised group. Misconceptions around homelessness are arguably born and bred in the media, with poignant narratives […]

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Mythbusting Homelessness.

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