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Homelessness in Bristol

People living rough is just the tip of the iceberg of homelessness

The traditional view of homelessness is of someone out on the street, living rough, visiting night shelters and soup runs.  This is indeed the visible sign of homelessness but there are many other people without a place to call home, a place of safety and a place of permanence. Many are in hostels or temporary accommodation or moving from one friend’s house to another, something we know as “sofa surfing”.

The statistics on homelessnesss in Bristol are hard to find but what is clear is that Bristol does have a problem, and we estimate that at any one time there are several hundred people without a home.

Emmaus Bristol is part of a network of organisations which provides care for these people who have found themselves alone and in the greatest of need in our city.

Before you leave this page, just imagine yourself suddenly finding you  have a major crisis and having no family or friends to turn to and nowhere to stay.  What would you do?

This is the reality for those who are homeless in Bristol.   To see what we offer at Emmaus Bristol please do look at our “Joining our community” page.

Latest – Report from Crisis – Homelessness – a silent killer

Did you know The average age of death of a homeless person is 47 years old and even
lower for homeless women at just 43, compared to 77 for the general
population.  Read more about this and other shocking facts about homelessness in the Crisis Report