Solving homelessness, on a budget. 5 ways you can help solve homelessness as a student.  By Bea Swallow Reading time: 5 minutes Two years ago, I uprooted my sleepy seaside existence in Cornwall to begin a new life in Bristol, studying at university. Where I grew up there were undeniably areas of extreme poverty, and […]

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Solving homelessness, on a budget. 

Hostile Architecture Hostile Architecture

The City The Never Sleeps – Hostile Architecture in Bristol Reading time: 5 minutes By Bea Swallow Photography by George Etheredge Hostile architecture is a controversial method of urban design, specifically implemented to prevent perceived unwanted or intimidating behaviour in public spaces, such as loitering, conducting illegal activity, or rough sleeping. Installations are subtle and […]

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The City that Never Sleeps

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, Caring in Bristol are hard at work preparing for the colder months. Reading time: 5 minutes We are grateful for the positives of this year – the amazing support of Caring in Bristol volunteers and supporters, who have committed thousands of hours to staffing and fundraising […]

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What will homelessness look like in Bristol this Winter?

The Bristol Homelessness Prevention Project is a new joint project by homelessness charity, Caring in Bristol and housing advice agency, CHAS Bristol. Both organisations are proudly Bristolian and share a dedication to tackling the problems the city faces around homelessness. The BHPP brings together unique expertise from each and a wealth of combined experience working […]

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Call for Proposals

Two months ago today, we launched Bristol Goods. Bristol Goods is a brand new project supporting people at risk of or with recent experience of homelessness to move towards food independence, an increased connection with their community, and maintain their tenancy. Shoppers are those who are at risk of homelessness and have recently experienced street […]

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Reflecting on two months of Bristol Goods

TAP for Bristol marks its second birthday this week. Reading time: one minute The contactless donation scheme is a partnership between Caring in Bristol, Bristol City Centre BID, and Redcliffe & Temple BID created to give generous Bristolians a secure, novel, way of giving money to help solve homelessness in our city. TAP for Bristol […]

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TAP turns two!

In March of 2020, in just a matter of days, tens of thousands of people experiencing or at risk of rough sleeping were brought inside. Reading time: three minutes As the first wave of the pandemic broke across the country, local authorities, agencies, charities and other partnership organisations working under government direction were able to […]

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In for Good? Our response to the Kerslake Report

On July 30th, the volunteer team for our groundbreaking food support programme Cheers Drive will make their final delivery. Reading time: three minutes This feels like a significant moment: since its creation in March 2020, Cheers Drive has delivered 166,000 meals, serving over 850 people living in hotels and temporary emergency accommodation. It’s brought together […]

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Saying Goodbye to Cheers Drive

Volunteers make the work we do possible. For as long as Caring in Bristol has existed, our projects have been powered by people who have generously offered up their time, skills, and expertise because they know that homelessness is unacceptable and unnecessary. A number of our volunteers found themselves furloughed during the early stages of […]

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“Helping and serving others has given me a sense of purpose” – Kritika’s Story

Looking back on a twelve months of pioneering food aid. Having grown from an emergency humanitarian response to the pandemic into a fully-fledged citywide food support service powered by an army of volunteers, Cheers Drive reached the milestone of a year in operation in late April. Today, we are pleased to be able publish the […]

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One-year Impact Report: Cheers Drive

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