“I know I need to do stuff for housing, benefits and the solicitor but I can’t get myself there and get myself into a position when I can talk to people and I’m finding everything really, really hard at the moment.”
The Common is a new project from Caring in Bristol, working with young people aged 16-25 who need support with multiple and severe difficulties.
You can read all about The Common here:
We run weekly drop ins in the city centre with our experienced staff team. These run every Friday from 1pm to 3.30pm at St Mungo’s New Street Centre, 1 New Street, Bristol, BS2 9DX.
Our drop-in has sofas, a table tennis table, and garden area. It is a comfortable safe space offering a warm welcome, food, music and art activities and support from our team of experienced youth workers.
The Common also offers one-to-one relationship based support work. We assist young people with both practical help, such as accessing benefit entitlements, and also vital emotional support from a trusted adult. Our criteria for working with young people is intentionally very broad. We hope young people see us as an open door for support and a warm welcome.
For more information, contact The Common on 07483386493 or our office number 0117 924 4444
“I don’t like getting into the more intense stuff straight away, I’d rather wait until I feel more comfortable to open up, because not everyone is comfortable to open up right away.”