Together we can make a difference

Help Bristol’s Homeless is a registered charity with a mission to change the face of homelessness in Bristol.

Unlike many homeless charities, our ethos is that housing must come first, and then everything else comes after. Many complex factors can lead to homelessness, and while it is true that these issues need to be resolved to keep people off the street, we believe that the priority must be to get people into safe, stable and comfortable accommodation. From there, we can help them to improve their own lives and reach their potential.

Free clothing and food can help people to survive homelessness, but it does not provide a way out. Programmes aimed at resolving complex issues such as addiction are vital but do not solve the day-to-day problems of being homeless. We do not believe a person suffering from homelessness can make the most of these programmes, or reach their potential when they face a daily task of finding a safe place to stay. We believe that the best way to help homeless people is to give them a secure base from which they can build their lives.

We work with the support of our directors, trustees, staff and volunteers to build temporary accommodation, to be used by residents while they access the help they need to secure a permanent home. By providing users with the security and dignity that everyone deserves, we empower them to take an active role in improving their situation. Our mission is to get homeless people off the street first, and then give them a helping hand in the right direction.

Founder, Help Bristol's Homeless

Meet Our Trustees

Jasper Thompson

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Zoradi Tucker

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George Ferzoco

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Peter Musgrove

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Tania Thompson

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Rob Earnshaw

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Kate Bolton

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Our Mission

We believe that having a home is not an entitlement, it is a RIGHT. Everybody should have the opportunity to live in a place they can call their own.

Our mission is to change the face of homelessness in Bristol. Through the support of our trustees, volunteers and supporters our vision of a gated community of self-contained micro flats, created from shipping containers, and the amenities needed to support our residents is becoming a reality. We are able to provide temporary accommodation for more than 15 residents until they can each move on to a more permanent home. Your help and support to complete the vision is vital. Follow the links to find out more about us and how you can get involved.

How we help

Community Events

We hold regular events and meetings to help raise awareness of the homelessness situation in Bristol.

Floating Support

We offer support to help people tackle all kinds of issues such as rent arrears, benefits issues, and social isolation.

Form Filling

We understand that people often need help with filling out forms and other paperwork. We are here to help.

Temporary Accommodation

We offer our service users interim, short-term accommodation until a long-term solution can be found.

Emergency Care

We provide Bristol's homeless with care packages, including food, sleeping bags, clothing, and other items essential for decent and dignified...