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BHF Agenda - 14 January 2016

 

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

Open

Introduction

Apologies: Jonnie Angel (Wild Goose Drop-In Centre Manager, Crisis Centre Ministries), Judith Gardner (Spring of Hope), Lindsey Jones (Caring in Bristol, Bristol Methodist Centre), Steve Jones (Bristol Soup Run Trust), Gillian Nowland (One25).

Previous meeting: accuracy, matters arising

Matters arising

  • Any news on the reported pending legislation to prevent people sleeping rough in Bristol?

Notified Business

Information Share

Caring at Christmas

  • How this year went, impact of opening an additiional night
  • Thoughts about next year

Sleep-Out and Homelessness Awareness Week

  • Friday 26 February 2016
  • Sign-ups to date
  • Please point interested groups to the new web site (bristolhf.org.uk)
  • Confirming the practical arrangements
  • Other publicity
  • Homelessness Awareness Week activities
  • Anything else?

Emergency Winter Accomodation

  • Following the initial proposal there was a meeting with the Council and others, with plans to create emergency overnight accommodation for the coldest months.
  • Progress report?

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. No confirmation about this as yet
  • Any progress on training from ASIST?

Involving the workers

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

Ongoing Issues

  • Survival Handbook update - when is the next edition due?
  • Toilet facilities for homeless people

Close

Shared documents

Items for next agenda

Any other business

Future meetings

  • 10 March 2016, 6.30 pm
  • 12 May 2016, 6.30 pm
 
 

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