Posted: May 7, 2019
Caring in Bristol
On-street antisocial behaviour and rough sleeping are a constant concern for us all. The reasons for rough sleeping are complex and quite often specific to the individual concerned. The Bristol City Centre BID recognises this and works with the Streetwise project, Caring in Bristol and other stakeholders to tackle these key challenges facing the city centre.
In September 2018, the BID funded the reprint of the Caring in Bristol Survival Handbook. This essential pocket sized guide, was distributed across the BID area and provides essential information on services available to help people wishing to move towards a safer way of life.
Caring at Christmas provides day and night time support for people sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness in Bristol. The project relies on support from over 700 volunteers and is funded almost entirely by public donations and this year the Bristol City Centre BID are providing significant investment to help further support the initiative. The #BristolCares appeal was developed in collaboration with six local illustrators and aims to raise awareness of the different types of homelessness in several Bristol city centre postcodes, helping inform the public as to how they can help and raise vital funds to support people out of homelessness this Christmas. With the City Centre BID’s support, Caring in Bristol developed the campaign through producing a BS1 focused design, offering practical steps that the public can take when they see someone sleeping rough in the City Centre this Christmas.
The BS1 #BristolCares campaign began on Monday 17th December and featured on posters and flyers across the city centre, as well as on social media.