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Bristol Youth MAPS


Bristol Youth MAPS is 1625 Independent People’s first port of call for a young person who is homeless or at risk of homelessness 


Covid-19 Notice

Bristol Youth MAPS is OPEN and continuing to support young people.

During this time, we will often conduct our initial meeting by phone. However, if you do not have access to a phone, we will arrange for you to attend appointments with us at the office. On arrival at the office we will ask you to wash your hands and maintain a 2m distance from others. If we allocate you a support worker we will be available to meet you safely in person or over the phone, video call etc.  We will take into consideration your needs and preferences regarding this.

You can contact us on 0117 332 7111 or 0800 035 4213 (free) if you have any questions.


What we do 

Bristol Youth MAPS supports young people with accommodation issues; sometimes relationships break down or a big life event can mean a young person is asked to move out. This can be scary and difficult to navigate, as well as dangerous. Where possible we help to mediate with young people and their families to see if we can prevent them becoming homeless or enable them to return home. If it is safe, home is usually the best option for a young person until they can move out in a planned way. We also support young people to find accommodation when it’s not safe or possible to return home.  

Who we are 

We are a multi-agency team including staff from 1625ip, Housing Advisors and a Social Worker from Bristol City Council. The mix in skills and responsibilities means we can make the best plan for our young people to make a way forward. 

How we work 

Bristol Youth MAPS supports in these ways: 
Mediation – helping young people and their families to talk things through and find solutions.  
Assessment – working out what young people need to prepare for independence and having a safe place to live. 
Prevention – intervening early to prevent young people from becoming homeless. 
Support – helping young people to develop positive relationships and progress on their journey to learning, employment and living independently. 
NOTE: if you have a social worker or personal advisor, MAPS is able to work directly with your worker 

Need us? 

If you are a young person aged between 16-21: please fill out this online form
If you are a young person aged between 22-24: please note we can only work with you/they if you have significant support needs which mean they are unlikely to be able to successfully engage with an adult focused service.  If you are in this age range we can only receive a referral from a support worker for you. 
If you are referring a young person (fitting this criteria):  please fill out  this online form. 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! 
Address: Nelson House, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JT 
Phone: 0117 332 7111 or freephone 0800 0354213 

Opening hours 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9am - 5pm 
Wednesdays 1pm - 5pm 

Agencies involved and other services at MAPS 

1625 Independent People, Bristol City Council, Caring in Bristol 

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