£25,000 worth of grants have gone directly to projects providing emergency homelessness support following funding applications from St Mungo’s, Second Step and Caring in Bristol’s, Caring at Christmas project.
The grants which have been facilitated separately by the named charities have supported individuals with their move from street homelessness or temporary accommodation to long term permanent homes.
Second Step has received 2 grants of £5,000 to help fund their work with individuals recovering from addiction, by providing them with the resources needed to access support, including housing advice, health services, travel, wash & laundry facilities and accommodation.
St Mungo’s were able to facilitate personal budgets of £500 for 10 clients moving in to long term permanent homes, allowing them to access the items to make their house a home.
Caring at Christmas is an annual project set up by Caring in Bristol which provides a day centre for those sleeping rough or experiencing homelessness. This means from 24th to 29th December TAP for Bristol funding will help to provide somewhere safe and warm with hot food, entertainment, well-being services, a clothing bank, health services and an advice centre. Approximately 400 people are supported by this project each year, 22 of which have been children.