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Housing Advice

Call SHELTER the nationwide homeless charity on their 24 hour FREE phone number: 

0808 800 4444

Or contact the Bristol branch (covers Bristol, South Glos, BANES and North Somerset) on:

0344 515 1430


If you are 16-21 years old and homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bristol we offer a housing advice service at Bristol Youth MAPS service (click here for more).We also work with some 22-24 year olds by referral only. See the criteria on the Bristol Youth MAPS page).

If you are 22-24 and homeless or at risk of homelessness and not meeting our referral criteria for 22-24 year olds, please contact Bristol city Council at 100 Temple Street, BS16AG or email

If you are under 16 and homeless please contact First Response on 0117 9036444

Download the Survival Guide (pdf, 668Kb) for Bristol


South Gloucestershire

If you are 16-25 years old and homeless or at risk of homelessness in South Gloucestershire we run a housing advice drop-in at our Patchway office:

Tuesdays    2 - 4.30pm
Thursdays   2 - 4.30pm

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness in South Gloucestershire you can contact the Council through:

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