Caring in Bristols vision is of a city empowered to solve homelessness. Our mission is to work in imaginative and creative ways with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, with the public, and with community partners to bring about lasting change in Bristol and beyond.
The Memorial Stadium Sleep-out is an event designed to give people an insight into the severity of sleeping conditions that many people in our city have to face not only on one night, but every night of the year. Sleep-out participants will spend the night sleeping in stands within the Memorial Stadium whilst raising money for Caring in Bristol.
There are around 2,900 people experiencing homelessness in Bristol. This ranges from those people rough sleeping in the city, a very visual representation of the issue, through to those people sleeping in cars, vans, sofa surfing and in temporary accommodation.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that engage an amazing community of volunteers, bringing people together to make change happen.
The 365 Shelter offers a safe alternative to a night on the streets, 365 days a year, to up to fifteen people who would otherwise be sleeping rough.
Our youth work encapsulates the Common, where skilled key workers support 16 to 25 year old's who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Bristol Nightstop is another project for younger people. When no other options are available Bristol Nightstop arrange temporary and emergency accommodation for young people facing homelessness a safe place to stay in the homes of trained individuals through our volunteer host network.
Caring at Christmas is where it all began, providing shelter, food, warmth, company, well being activities, and medical support for those experiencing homelessness at an acutely difficult time of the year. Over a 10 day period a day centre is opened and a 60 bed night shelter is operated. 2019 saw 429 people access services over the festive period.