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Throughout Caring in Bristol’s projects, our workers think about mental health every day; not just during Mental Health Awareness Week (13th to 19th May, 2024). We’ve seen first-hand the devastation caused by homelessness, and the impact it has on mental health. The burden of homelessness and insecure housing situations is a terrible weight to bear. […]

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14.05.2024

Wellbeing begins at home

Two firmly held ideas at Caring in Bristol are that homelessness is not inevitable, and homelessness is an issue for everyone. It can be hard to know how to get involved in the fight against it, and we all have a different capacity to do so. Solution One organisation that is connecting people in Bristol […]

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04.04.2024

TAP For Bristol

Some of the hampers from Caring at Christmas

Following 2023’s busiest ever Caring at Christmas project, we’ve taken a look at our feedback and monitoring systems to look at the project’s impact. We’ve put together some of the key areas of impact in a report. You can download a PDF of the 2023 Caring at Christmas Impact Report here. We’re grateful to all […]

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25.03.2024

Impact Report – Caring at Christmas 2023

Winter brings added pressure to people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, harsher weather bringing higher costs which can be impossible to meet, and unimaginable living conditions for people who are sleeping rough. It means we work harder to reach more people, helping them to move away from a homelessness crisis. Our teams of staff and […]

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25.01.2024

2024: A Busy New Year

R2R Banner Flyer

Ravers2Runners are not just taking steps towards finding solutions for homelessness in Bristol, they’re running them! Founded by Jo Bryan-Smith, the group began with a weekly run around Bristol Harbourside with just a few people who had started to run more and rave less. Running provided an exhilarating outlet, with a shared bond based on […]

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18.01.2024

Are you a FundRaver?

Our shelter and plans, during the building procress.

Z House, our new emergency youth shelter, isn’t just bricks and mortar. The plans for these were finalized some months ago, and our building team are now in and hard at work. Everyday, a little more progress, taking us towards the early spring when the shelter can open its doors and do what it’s meant […]

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06.12.2023

Z House Volunteering

Sign from the Grit Awards at Bristol Pride

Before winter sets in, we wanted to share an insight into our busy summer period. It’s been a time of positive change and growth for Caring in Bristol. Imminent youth shelter Many of you kindly supported our appeal to help establish Bristol’s only dedicated youth shelter. We’re excited to tell you that this is now […]

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04.10.2023

In review: summer 2023

Alv and Mel LGBTQ+ workers from Caring in Bristol

Mel and Alv, both workers at Caring in Bristol, make the connection between a key time in LGBTQ+ history and an exciting new project that they are working on. Here they share their thoughts in their own words… “As Bristol prepares to celebrate Pride we take look into LGBTQ+ history and find links with our […]

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04.07.2023

Everyday Pride

You may have seen BBC News reporting on Bristol’s HomeChoice system this week. This is the city’s social housing allocations process recently reviewed by Bristol City Council. Our Early Doors project worked alongside their coproduction group of residents from BS13 to feed into the now-concluded consultation. BBC News reported that new restrictions highlighted in the […]

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28.04.2023

Early Doors and Bristol’s HomeChoice system

Young person on a street with umbrella in rain

Last year, with a rapidly changing situation pushed by the cost-of living crisis, we made the difficult decision to pause preparations for our youth shelter. We’ve used that time to create a stronger evidence-based foundation, and secure specialist funding to make the project viable in the current operating environment. Some of you will remember Mel […]

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22.03.2023

Gimme Shelter

Homeless & Need Help?