The people of Hartcliffe have told us that there is a real need for a regular housing advice and support drop in. Our homelessness prevention project, Early Doors, has worked with Housing Matters (Formerly CHAS) and Shelter Bristol to make this happen along with Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership.
What is a ‘Housing Drop-In’?
A weekly session for people to access independent 1-1 advice and support to secure their housing. We can talk to people living in rented or socially rented housing about issues with their homes including; landlord issues, eviction notices, problems paying rent, damp & mould, neighbour harassment, family breakdown etc.
It will be based in the Community Room in the Symes Community Building on Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe, BS13 0BE (find a map here).
The first session was launched on Friday January 13th 2023 from 10am to 12 midday, and then every Friday, same time, same place.
Who is it for?
Anyone living in Hartcliffe or Withywood who needs housing advice or support. Hartcliffe and Withywood is an area where Caring in Bristol has already been providing support and services and built an understanding of the needs expressed by the communities there. It will be of particular interest to single adults who may be experiencing housing issues.
How do I access the drop in, or refer/signpost people?
You can just drop in. Share a flyer and let people know they can turn up on a Friday morning. If you think you are likely to refer lots of people – please get in touch with Jessie.Seal@caringinbristol.org.uk to set up a regular referral process.
How can I share this information with people I know/work with?
Please print off a poster & flyers (below) and feel free to share on your social media. We are happy to come and talk to groups, warm spaces or others who would like to know more. Please get in touch with Jessie.Seal@caringinbristol.org.uk if you’d like us to come and meet you in person.