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Bristol Homeless Forum
BHF Agenda - 14 May 2015


6.30-8pm, Julian Trust, Little Bishop Street



Apologies: Jonnie Angel (Wild Goose Drop-in Centre Manager, Crisis Centre Ministries), Richard Drake (Julian Trust), Deb Perkins (Christ Church Breakfast Run).

Previous meeting: accuracy, matters arising

Matters arising

  • Do we have a date for the 'Your kindness can kill' pavement stencil campaign?
  • Details of organisations for ex-servicemen
  • Bear Pit - update on moving food services to St James Park
  • Update on the CCM feasibility study into City Centre weekend support and accommodation
  • Contact details for the Rucsac Project
  • Any news on pending legislation to prevent people sleeping rough?
  • QNI Homeless Unit seminar on health equality

Notified Business

BHF Starting Time

  • Do we stay with 6.30 or change back to 6 pm?


  • Next year - proposed date Friday 26 February 2016. Are there any reasons to choose a different date?
  • Report on publicity feedback meeting with Bristol City Council on 25 March

Information Request

  • Is there anywhere for homeless people to go in the afternoon and before JT opens?
  • Are there any any lockers where homeless people could store their gear?

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

  • The leaders of Churches Together in Greater Bristol have agreed to support a new Bristol Christians in Politics and Social Action group (a provisional name). See the News for more information.
  • The details are still being worked on, and an email list is being established. Please let Paul know if you have any ideas or would like to contribute to developing any of this in some way.

Faith Action Audit

  • Public launch of national report and results: 20 May
  • Public launch of Bristol report and results: 22 September (provisonal) - venue to be confirmed
  • 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

Reminder: the Julian Trust will be closed from Monday 17 to Monday 31 August 2015. Are there other planned Summer closures?


Shared documents

Items for next agenda

Any other business

Future meetings

  • 9 July 2015
  • 10 September 2015

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