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Bristol Homeless Forum
Public Launch



Since its first meeting in September 2001, the BHF has operated as an informal network and a 'Community of Practice'. Towards the end of 2004, we decided to establish a membership system and to plan a 'public launch' in the Spring of 2005 where we could publicise the work of the forum and its members, and celebrate what has been achieved so far as well as attracting support for our work.


The Event

The launch event took place in the elim@bristol auditorium on Jamaica Street from 6 - 8 pm on the evening of Friday 15 April 2005. (Map)

We plan to make details of some of the talks available shortly.

The basic plan for the evening was:

  • 6:00 - Light refreshments
  • 6:45 - "Homeless in Bristol" - a few short talks by guest speakers
  • 7:30 - Meet the members


Val Jeal gave the keynote address, and Olly Alcock spoke on behalf of the Council.

  • Launch Handouts (Word, PDF).
  • Val Jeal: Homeless is about people - updated with Cathy's story 24 April 2005 (Word, PDF).
  • Olly Alcock: The housing situation in Bristol (PowerPoint).

The three 'membership pack' documents here are slightly updated from the versions sent out to the BHF mailing list early in February 2005.

Introduction and background:


Home Page

BCAN People

Homeless Forum

An Introduction








Road Map

Sleep Out

Christmas Closures

Share Your Faith



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