Letters from Lola, Danni and John have started to appear around the city

Letters from Lola, Danni and John have started to appear around the city

All three have very different experiences of homelessness, but their message is the same: you can turn your life around.

The key is to get help as soon as possible.

Are you, a friend or family member currently homeless or at risk of homelessness?

Visit our homelessness pages to find out how to get support from the council and the Caring Handbook for practical advice if you’re experiencing homelessness or hardship.

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness?

If you’re worried about someone who’s rough sleeping, you can make a report to Streetlink, a charity that connects homeless people to local services.

Donate just £17 to Safer off the Streets (#SOSBristol) to provide a bed for the night for a homeless person.

You can also donate to 1625 Independent People to support young people facing homelessness in the city.

Or use Tap for Bristol's donation points around the city to give £3 to homelessness prevention and support services. 

None of Bristol’s night shelters can stay open without dedicated volunteers. If you could give up a night each week or month to support a homelessness shelter, please contact these charities: