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BHF Agenda - 5 November 2015

 

6.30-8pm, Caring in Bristol, Little Bishop Street

Open

Introduction

Apologies: Gil Nowland (One25), Val Moore (Christ Church, Clifton and Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland)

Previous meeting: accuracy, matters arising

Matters arising

  • Any news on pending legislation to prevent people sleeping rough?

Notified Business

Information Share - previously circulated details

Sleep-Out and Homelessness Awareness Week

  • Friday 26 February 2016
  • Practical arrangements
  • 'First phase' registration date cutoff?
  • New web site (bristolhf.org.uk)
  • Other publicity
  • Homelessness Awareness Week activities
  • Anything else?

Housing Provision

  • Proposal that we ask the Council to be given use of the Old Post Office building behind Temple Meads railway station over the Winter (see the draft letter)

Access to mental health services

  • Paul Sargent from St Mungos has offered to come – or send someone – to talk to us about how to help people access the mental health services they require. Would a slot in the next meeting (14 January) be suitable?

Involving the workers

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

Ongoing Issues

  • Survival Handbook update
  • Toilet facilities for homeless people

Close

Shared documents

Items for next agenda

Any other business

Future meetings

  • 14 January 2016, 6.30 pm
  • 10 March 2016, 6.30 pm
 
 

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