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Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week 2016

Friday 12 February 2016

Saturday 20th to Friday 26th FEB
Everything you wanted to ask about homelessness but didn't know who to ask.


......What is it?.........

Housing is a HOT topic! We're really proud to be part of this...
A whole week dedicated to helping people get information about homelessness, myth-busting and inspiring people to get involved in local organisations.
Whether you need advice, are looking for a volunteering opportunity or run a company and want to get involved in your community  - there's information for everyone.

Drop in to one of the many events and open days across the city during this week.



Saturday 20th Feb

Art Exhibition  - St Mungo's New Street  - 11am - 4pm

Come and see some amazing artwork. It's not just art, it's art with a real life story behind it. All work will either be produced by clients or document the client experience.
You can meet some of the organisations behind Bristol's homelessness services too.
Get some advice or find out how you can help out or volunteer

Saturday 20th Feb AND Wednesday 24th Feb - 11am  - 5pm

The Awareness Pit  - at the Bearpit - 11am - 5pm 

Want to know where to volunteer? Need to find the right organisation to give you advice? What should you do when you see someone sleeping rough? Come down and find out - there will staff from loads of different charities avaialble to talk to and point you in the right direction.
A chance to see some more brilliant, interesting artwork and on Saturday we've got some music planned that will keep you tapping those toes while you eat a famous Bearrito on a bus!...

Friday 26th Feb

The Bristol Sleep Out

The Sleepout is now an annual event run in conjunction with the Bristol Homeless Forum to allow organisations working with homeless people in Bristol to come together for a joint fundraising and awareness event. We have now been running a sleepout since 2008 so this will be their 9th year.
More information about Sleep Out can be found on the Julian Trust Website

Open Doors Trail  - All week long

Ever wanted to know what it's like inside some of the homelessness charities in Bristol?

Now is your chance to go and have a look around, chat some super-amazing-fantastic staff and get a guided tour.

Download the Open Doors Trail Map for full details

Open for visitors
22 – 27 February 9.30am–5pm

Being Homeless Exhibition
Exhibition open
25 – 27 February 11am–7pm.

Spring of Hope, Crisis Centre Ministries
Open for visitors 26 February 1pm–5pm

1625 Independent People
Open for visitors 26 February 12pm–4pm

Julian Trust Night Shelter
Open for visitors 26 February 2–5pm
Julian Trust / Caring in Bristol / The Big Issue / Citizens Advice Bureau / The IF Group

Ashley Community Housing
Open for visitors 22 & 26 February 10am– 4pm

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
Open for visitors 22 – 25 February 10am–12pm

Julian House Bike Workshop
Open for visitors 22 – 26 February 9am–5.30pm


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