Please donate warm bedding and winter clothes to a local homelessness charity.
There are now many more homeless people in Bristol who need your support – including an increasing number of Disabled people.
It is winter and the nights are very cold.
As well as the number of people who cannot find an affordable home going up, the police have been forcing homeless people out of the city centre. Some have said the police are doing this because the city is going to be visited by an ‘important’ person.
We have been told the police are putting lots of the pillows, sleeping bags, duvets etc that homeless people rely on in the bin. They are also arresting some homeless people.
What To Do
We are asking you to check your cupboards for pillows, duvets and sleeping bags and camping or yoga mats you don’t use any more, and your bedrooms for winter clothing you don’t wear any more.
Once you have done that take them to a homelessness charity that you know, or the Julian Trust Nightshelter. Or check when a homelessness charity will be visiting homeless people and go there to hand over whatever you are donating.
Here are the contact details for a few of the organisations we know of.
Julian Trust Night Shelter – email@example.com or call 0117 924 4604 (evenings only)
Feed Bristol’s Homeless – Visit feed the homeless facebook page (we could not find a telephone number).
Help Bristol’s Homeless – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01174226115
Caring in Bristol – email@example.com or call 0117 924 4444.