Housing Support Handbook

Up to date housing advice and debt relief support

The Housing Support Handbook provides current, local, and accessible advice for anyone facing money problems or the prospect of losing their home in Bristol. It is a free resource both for people seeking support and organisations supporting people in the community.

In a recent survey undertaken by Caring in Bristol only 22% of people polled told us they felt confident they would know where to go for support and advice if they were made homeless, and 65% said they would not know where to go for support if they could not pay their rent next month.

The handbook is a collaboration between Caring in Bristol, Bristol housing advice experts CHAS, and the comprehensive city-wide advice network ACFA.

The handbook includes up to date information on:

  • Housing law and tenancy rights
  • Financial support options available
  • Immigration advice
  • Job availability, employment schemes, and furloughing law
  • Where to find free, expert, and personalised advice on all of the above

Please note: as of July 19th 2021 many of the services listed in the handbook have changed in their design and location.

The information contained in the below PDF can serve as a guide for who to contact for a specific need whilst we work on an updated version.


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