Homeless support

  • Are you or someone you know homeless?
  • Or are you at risk of becoming homeless?
  • Are you sofa surfing?

Birchwood is pleased to be able to provide support to its patients whatever situation they find themselves in. We are here to help.

There is an excellent handbook for anyone finding themselves sleeping rough in Bristol. You will find information here on the services available and how you can access them.

Within the book  there is a separate section for each type of service, including night shelters, food provision, clothing, laundry, showering facilities and longer-term support.

There are lots of organisations offering different services across the city. For each type of service there is a timetable listing for the organisations providing the service and when they are available. Each organisation has a page number reference. The contact details for the organisations are listed alphabetically on pages 50-78.

Please be aware that whilst you can access some of the services immediately, some will require you to make an appointment. In some cases, you may be referred to other services more appropriate for your needs. There is information about how you access the services included in the organisation list starting on page 50.

All the information in this book was correct at the time of publishing; however, it may become out of date quite quickly. For the most up to date information, please visit the online version of this guide at bristolhomelessconnect.com.


The Handbook above is a Bristol Wide Council document. However, our Social Prescribers have created a shortened version for easily accessible helpful information.


We accept homeless patients on our practice list and will do as much as we can to support you and signpost you to services that can help you.