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Bristol Homeless Forum
BHF Agenda - 12 March 2015


6.30-8pm, Julian Trust, Little Bishop Street



Apologies: Jonnie Angel (Wild Goose Drop-in Centre Manager, Crisis Centre Ministries), Helen Riddell (Avon and Somerset Police), Gillian Nowland (One25).

Previous meeting: accuracy, matters arising

Notified Business

BHF Starting Time

  • Proposal - start the next meeting at 6.30 again, then decide whether to stay with 6.30 or change back to 6 pm.


  • General feedback - stories, reports on the Internet
  • Organisation feedback - what worked, any problems, things to change for next time
  • Next year - possible date Friday 26 February 2016.

Homelessness Awareness Week

  • 'Pop-up Fair' feedback
  • Other publicity - what worked, ideas for next time

Information Share - previously circulated details

Information Sharing and Confidentiality

  • Sharing information about services and people. Please read the documents before the meeting:
    –   The Draft Agreement for the participating groups to sign up to; and
    –   The current Confidentiality Agreement used by CCM as an example of the sort of internal document you will need to use in order to take part.

BCAN - Future Options

  • Meeting with Churches Together in Greater Bristol postponed, so there is still time to feed in your thoughts
  • Please let Paul know if you have ideas and/or would like to help to build an updated BCAN.

Faith Action Audit

  • Survey now complete - 41 responses
  • Textual part now required - stories and case studies - please contact Paul if you have any to contribute

Involving the workers

  • How do we encourage participation from people employed to work in this field?

Ongoing Issues

  • Survival Handbook update
  • Toilet facilities for homeless people
  • Sister Jean
  • Positive Causes


Shared documents

Items for next agenda

Any other business

Future meetings

  • 14 May 2015
  • 9 July 2015

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