Helping a care worker avoid homelessness

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We recently awarded CHAS Bristol £10,996 for their Winter Homelessness Prevention Support in Bristol project.

Our grants make a real difference to the lives of local people such as the Bristol care worker CHAS Bristol helped avoid homelessness. They were facing eviction after losing their job during Covid-19. With support from CHAS Bristol, the housing advice service who offered support and sustained advocacy, they were able to stay in their home.

This life-changing work is only possible thanks to the commitment of our generous supporters, and the efforts of the network of charitable organisations we support. Together we’re taking action to help local people in need throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and beyond to rebuild lives.

More than 50 local charitable projects shared in over £240,000 in grants last month including:

·         £4,874 to Foodcycle Bath to support the Cook and Collect takeaway meal service providing food for vulnerable people affected by issues related to Covid-19. (Express Grant)

·         £9,000 to Clevedon YMCA to offer mental health creative support groups for young people, responding to an emerging need picked up in a survey during lockdown. (Emerging Needs Affecting Children & Young People Grant)

·         £5,000 to Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre Ltd to provide one hot meal a week to vulnerable children under five, as a response to a need that has emerged because of COVID-19. (Express Grant)

·         £15,015 to North Somerset Citizens to provide an urgent Older Persons dedicated Social Prescribing service to identify isolation, loneliness, community support and advice needs, in response to the pandemic, its impact and aftermath. (Catalyst Grant)

·         £5,000 to Knowle West Health Park to relaunch their in-demand bereavement peer support groups that targets people in South Bristol. (Express Grant)