The BCAN Forums are a way of bringing like-minded people & groups who work in similar and related fields together to encourage, inform and spur each other on. They are also places to share ideas and good practice as well as to network.
The Pastoral Care Forum was established in 2004 to provide high-quality training for churches in pastoral care. Our research showed that churches are often under-resourced and ill-equipped to offer the sort of pastoral support members of their congregations and communities seek from them. We organise regular workshops that explore topics relating to mental wellbeing and spirituality.
In 2008, Wholeminds was launched under the auspices of Hope's Place. This initiative works across the South West of England to:
The BCAN Homeless Forum meets every two months, on the Thursday following the training, between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Up to the end of 2003, most of the meetings were held at City Road Baptist Church, but since then we have been moving around.
We support our member groups in three main ways: through meetings, training and publications,
For more information please go to the BCAN Homelessness Forum Minisite.
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