97%Of people experiencing homelessness in Bristol are not sleeping rough
Rough sleeping is the most visible and unacceptable consequence of homelessness. Alongside the numbers of people sleeping rough in Bristol, there are many other individuals and households living in temporary accommodation and experiencing homelessness in our city.
Caring in Bristol believe that everyone has the right to a home, to have hope and to feel part of a community, that’s why we work across a number of projects helping people who are sleeping rough but also helping prevent and support people so they don’t end up on the street in the first place.
The 97% figure is taken from a 2017 Shelter report: Far From Alone, that outlines the numbers of households living in temporary accommodation in Bristol, which make up 97% of the total number of people experiencing homelessness in Bristol, according to officially recorded statistics. A copy of the report can be found here:
Our Bristol Nightstop project provides immediate and ongoing support for young people facing homelessness.
Nightstop arrange temporary accommodation in the homes of volunteer hosts and provide ongoing support to help prevent young people from progressing further into homelessness. Our hosts offer a warm room, an evening meal, breakfast, support and compassion and are trained, supported and supervised by our Nightstop team.
We spoke to Chuma, who was supported by Bristol Nightstop. Listen to his experience of homelessness and how Nightstop helped prevent his rough sleeping and supported him away from the streets: