From director to key worker to trustee to volunteer, our team is made up of an agile group of like minded professionals brought together by a shared goal.
I support young people who are either facing or at risk of homelessness access the suitable services available to them, to prevent them from rough-sleeping and offer emotional and other practical means of support along the way.
My job is to raise the profile of the charity and source public funding and support for all of our work. I lead on strategising and implementing our fundraising and communications work alongside engaging new supporters and partners to champion the team and enable them to do the brilliant work they do helping people in our city.
I lead two of our projects, 365 Shelter and the ‘Get to Know’ workshops. The two projects complement each other really well – the research that keeps our workshop up-to-date forces us to think about ways to improve the night shelter, and inviting people from the workshops to volunteer gives people an opportunity to really understand what their contribution is worth.
I help run our 365 Shelter and Caring at Christmas project, directly helping homeless and vulnerable people in our city. I’m also involved with our Growing for Bristol project and developing our Survival Handbook in partnership with the Bristol Homeless Connect website to provide an information resource for people in need in Bristol.
I lead our Bristol Nightstop project. Nightstop provides a platform for a community response to homelessness as well as supporting and empowering young people to create practical change as well as change their perceptions of the world and the people in it.
I work with young people referred to Nightstop to support them and secure a safe place to stay through a volunteer host network when no other accommodation or options are available and no one else can help, I also refer to other organisations, help with CV’S or general Housing advice. That’s in a nutshell!
My role at Caring in Bristol covers a variety of different projects. I assist in the day to day management of the 365 Shelter which involves anything from recruiting and training new volunteers, to doing the laundry! I am also assisting in the development of the Bristol Homeless Connect website and Caring at Breakfast project.
I work with young people aged 16-19 who are experiencing family breakdown at home. My role involves placing young people into family homes for a short period of time, drawing from a pool of host volunteers that I have a close working relationship with. I then work alongside partnership agencies to facilitate young people to return home were appropriate and/or to achieve a positive outcome for the young people.
This is a great role, very varied with lots of scope for creativity – I was always keen to work for a grassroots charity that works to reduce homelessness in the city. My work focuses on expanding the scope and development of the charity, specifically through project development and building collaborative and strategic partnerships; I also lead on grants/trusts fundraising.
I have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the charity.
As the Change and Transitions Lead my role is hugely varied. I deal with the day-to-day finances and provide financial support to the rest of the team. I also act as a floating support for managing and delivering projects, adding capacity where needed. And I’ll be involved in developing our reporting and evaluation tools.