Homeless shelter at St Anne's House

Homeless shelter at St Anne's House

Find out about the homeless shelter in St Anne’s and the community meeting in January 2020.

Community meeting: January 2020

A community meeting will be held to discuss the long term future of St Anne’s House.

When: 6pm, Monday 27 January 2020

Where: St Anne’s Infant School, Bloomfield Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3QJ

The local community will get the first chance to view and discuss new plans to convert St Anne’s House into affordable housing.

Current housing proposal

The option currently being explored would see the building converted into 28 one and two bedroom flats, all of which would be affordable. There would also be community space for the local neighbourhood.

As any proposals for the building will need to go through the planning, legal and procurement process, it's unlikely there would be any work on site until spring 2021.

Therefore, an option to keep the building open as a year round night shelter will also be discussed with residents at the community meeting.

About St Anne’s House temporary winter shelter

Commissioned by Bristol City Council and managed by St Mungo’s, St Anne’s House is a temporary winter shelter open between October and March. 

During these months the shelter is open 24/7 and is managed by at least two staff at all times.

In its first year the shelter welcomed 59 homeless people during its first year, and reopened last October for its second winter. The shelter is currently due to run until March 2020.

With 30 bed spaces, it includes women only and mixed dormitories as well as space for a limited number of pets. St Anne’s House is not a direct access shelter, so clients must be referred to us.

We’ve set up a focus group which includes local and shelter residents. Together they have devised a behaviour policy and house rules. 

How to help someone who is homeless in Bristol

Visit our homeless or at risk of becoming homeless pages or Bristol Homeless Connect for advice.

If you're concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, you can make a referral on Streetlink.