Where to go if you’re homeless and need somewhere to sleep for the night
The Caring Handbook has a full list of day and night shelters in Bristol on page 14.
Some night shelters in Bristol only accept people who have been referred there by other agencies.
The Julian Trust and Spring Of Hope shelter accept self-referrals. This means you can turn up without help from an agency.
Julian Trust night shelter
The Julian Trust night shelter has emergency accommodation for 18 single homeless people, aged 18 and over.
Beds are provided on a first-come-first-served basis and can’t be reserved. Arrive early to make sure you get a bed.
Address: Julian House, Little Bishop Street, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 9JF
Telephone: 0117 924 4604
Opening hours: Every night from 9.30pm except Thursday and Sunday.
Spring of Hope night shelter (women only)
Spring of Hope is Bristol's only women's night shelter, run by women for women. It has temporary safe and warm accommodation for up to 12 women.
Practical and emotional help is also available. They can give advice on issues such as abuse, housing, mental health, relationship breakdown and addiction.
Doors open at 10pm and beds are provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Try to get there early. If you get a bed you won’t be able to leave your belongings there if you leave.
Visit the Spring of Hope night shelter website
Address: 32 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0QY
Telephone: 0117 330 1230 or 07531 389 711
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, from 10pm to midnight