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BHF Agenda - 9 July 2015


6.30-8pm, Julian Trust, Little Bishop Street



Apologies: 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?
  • The main organisation to contact if you are aware of any ex-servicemen in housing need is Alabaré; William Knight is a local befriender, whose email address and phone number have already been circulated to the BHF group.
  • Any news on pending legislation to prevent people sleeping rough?

Notified Business

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.

Information Share - previously circulated details


  • Next year - the planned date is Friday 26 February 2016.
  • Report on publicity feedback meeting with Bristol City Council on 25 March

Homeless Forum

  • Proposal that we remain the BHF and become the Bristol Homeless Forum

Involving the workers

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

Summer Closures

  • The Julian Trust will be closed from Monday 17 to Monday 31 August 2015, and possibly for another two weeks after that.
  • Are there other planned Summer closures?

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

  • 9 July 2015, 6.30 pm
  • 10 September 2015, 6.30 pm

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