Caring in Bristol's Handbooks

Free PDF downloads of our handbooks

Caring in Bristol has two handbooks to support individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or housing insecurity. They are also a useful resource to professionals and groups to assist them in signposting people to the best source of support. See the following pages for detailed information, and the free download link.

Download the free Caring in Bristol Handbook Services and support available to people experiencing a homelessness crisis in Bristol (Updated for 2024).

The handbook includes information about:

  • 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
  • Advice and support
  • Legal and benefits advice
  • Public toilets
  • Seasonal support
  • Helplines
  • Animal welfare
  • Locations which are welcoming, non-institutional and vibrant
  • Map of the city centre showing location of services

Download the Housing Support Handbook 2024 A free tool for anyone facing money worries or housing problems in Bristol (Updated for 2024).

Information compiled by our Early Doors homelessness prevention project includes sections about:

  • Housing
  • Money and finances
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Food provision
  • Mental health support
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