From director to keyworker to trustee to volunteer, our team is made up of an agile group of like minded people brought together by a shared goal.
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.
My role involves figuring out ways to get the public engaged and invested in our projects, so that all our great work is supported. Whether that’s inspiring people to fundraise for us, creating an important connection with a business or getting people to like us on social media.
My job is to raise the profile of the charity and source public funding and support for our work. I lead on developing and delivering our fundraising and communications work, alongside engaging new supporters and partners to champion our work and help create change in the city.
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.
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. I enjoy bolstering our relationships with businesses and other partners to help ensure our work has a meaningful impact for those in need in our city. You'll usually find me accompanied by my dog, Lena.
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.
I work with young people that are experiencing homelessness. My role is split between finding them safe emergency accommodation either through our volunteer host or referring them to local night shelters like the 365. Theo other half of my job is supporting young people in finding safe and secure long-term accommodation and advocating on their behalf in these matters.
My principal role is to oversee the operational elements of the charity and work alongside the Project Leads on a day to day basis to help ensure that we deliver quality services. I also support our Director Ben around our more strategic aims, working to improve our governance and promote the charity city-wide.
I love my role as Project Lead for The Common. We work with young people at their pace so they have time to get to know us. We have a great team of knowledgeable key workers who offer practical advice and emotional support. It’s a privilege to spend time with the young people we work with. I get to meet some great personalities as a result! Some have become Youth Ambassadors for our service helping us to plan to make sure The Common is relevant to young peoples’ needs.
I work with 16 -19 year olds who are experiencing family breakdown. My role involves placing young people into a family home with Host volunteers who have previous experience and training. I am responsible for the day to day running of the project and work alongside partnership agencies to ensure young people are at the forefront of any decision making. I support the young people and the Hosts during the transition to ensure a safe, clear and consistent approach is met.
I'm proud to be working for Caring in Bristol to support and develop our youth projects. I want to ensure that relationship, kindness and trust are at the heart of all of our work with young people.
I work with young people aged 16-25 at our open access drop in centre called The Common. I support them to overcome problems caused by difficult life experiences through one to one support, outreach work and working alongside partner organisations. I love my job because I get to build relationships with some amazing young people who inspire me every day.