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Enterprising Action

Groundswell is holding an Enterprising Action event in Bristol, which is designed to inspire and support people with experience of homelessness who are trying to set up their own projects - eg service user groups, businesses or any kind of enterprise. Groundswell is a national charity that supports homeless people to be involved in creating solutions to homelessness. See www.groundswell.org.uk for more info.

Venue:   @ Bristol
Date:Thursday 12 October
Time:10 am - 2 pm

The event includes talks from homeless people who have gone on to create successful enterprises, and will also introduce people to opportunities which can help make people's ideas a reality - such as Groundswell's own Grant Award Scheme, Unlimited (another grant maker), Avon CSV and City of Bristol College Business Suppport Team.

New Street Centre

The New Street Centre will be closed all day on Tuesday 3 October 2006 - we are having a regional staff conference and so all the staff team will be attending that. Customers have been informed and reminded of the closure over the last few days.

The Centre will be open as normal every other day of the week.

Don't Stand in Silence

Presented by Christian Solidarity Worldwide. "Come and hear news from the persecuted Church. Be inspired and equipped to speak up."

Thursday 21 September 2006 7pm - 9pm, Christ Church Clifton, Clifton Down Road, Bristol, BS8 4AH.

For more details, visit www.dontstandinsilence.info: registration is not compulsory but book a place to avoid disappointment.

Fairtrade Café

Support Fairtrade Fortnight - FAIRTRADE CAFÉ & CRAFTS: Saturday 5 March 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. Wicklea, Wick Road, Brislington. All welcome.

The Hub

The Hub will be closed on Wednesday 8 September for staff training - open again as usual from 10:00 Thursday 9 September.

Sumer 2004 Closures

Notified so far:

  • Bristol Methodist Centre: closed 19-23 July, and also 16-27 August.
  • Candle Community Centre: the last drop-in will be Thursday 29 July, and it will then be closed until it opens again on Tuesday 7 September.
  • Crisis Centre Ministries: not closed.

Christmas 2004

Caring at Christmas will be open an extra day this year. They will open as usual on Christmas Eve, but because the Julian Trust Nightshelter does not open on Thursday evenings, it will close on Friday 31 December.

New Hotline Number

From 24 May 2004, there is a new telephone hotline for reporting 'drugs and sex related litter' - essentially, needles and condoms.

The telephone is manned Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 20:00 (8.30 am to 8 pm) - outside these times, you can leave a message. The rapid response clean up team will collect from anywhere in the open air, which includes private land, business premises, car parks, parks, etc.

The number to call is:

0117 922 2241


The Hub Opening Hours

A letter from Rob Risdale, the Hub Manager:

As you may be aware, the focus at the Hub has changed to one of increased homelessness prevention and we are aiming towards becoming more actively involved in working to forestall occurrences of homelessness wherever possible, rather than reacting to problems presented by clients who have already become homeless.

Consequently, it has been decided that, from the week commencing Monday 21 June, there will be a pilot for three months whereby the Hub will be closing each day at 3:30 pm rather than 4:00 pm. This is to enable more preventative work to be carried out, particularly home visits.

Thus, the Hub's opening hours will be:

Monday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday:   12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm


Salvation Army changes

19 May 2004: After 6 years in charge of the Salvation Army Bristol Citadel, Captains Heather & Stewart Grinsted are leaving. [More...]


Postponed Meeting

17 May 2004: the Lunchtime seminar planned for Thursday 20 May had been postponed, probably until September. More details will be posed here as soon as we know them. We apologise for the confusion.


UK Self Help Groups Directory

25 March 2004: the 10th Edition of the directory of UK Self Help Groups and Support Organisations has just been printed. All the details have been checked and updated. Printed version or CD: £12.50 incl. p&p; both together: £20.00 - save £5. Cheques made payable to G-Text, 259 Squires Gate Lane, BLACKPOOL, FY4 3RE. There is a printable order form at www.ukselfhelp.info/order or browse the web site: www.ukselfhelp.info.


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