Data highlights need for renters to be better protected
Hundreds of people in Bristol have been recognised as homeless in the last few years because a private tenancy ended. Will a national policy ending 'no fault' evictions be enough to address this?
Bristol’s nursery schools battle to stay afloat as government proposals offer lifeline
Bristol's 12 council-funded nurseries, which play a vital role in reducing inequalities among young children, aren't sustainable due to years of underfunding.
Would a database that names and shames rogue landlords help protect renters?
London renters can access a searchable database of enforcement actions against landlords. Could something similar help people navigate the minefield of finding somewhere to live in Bristol?
MP urges council to stop housing families at Imperial Apartments, as documents reveal concerns over ‘incompetent’ security
Documents seen by the Cable confirm issues reported by residents at the controversial South Bristol apartment block.
A year after opening, some residents fear for their safety at controversial south Bristol flats
Imperial Apartments, a converted Hengrove office block where many flats do not meet space standards, was opened in 2020 to private renters and people facing homelessness. There are serious concerns about conditions there – but with Bristol’s bleak rental market cutting off housing options, some s...
Respite rooms offer a vital breathing space to women facing abuse and homelessness
Women experiencing violence or domestic abuse in conjunction with homelessness and other traumas have long been at risk of slipping through gaps between services. A new project aims to make sure that doesn’t happen.
‘It’s been a nightmare’: Bristol’s foodbanks sound warning over food and fuel shortages
While the government calls in the army to deliver fuel and tries to lure overseas HGV drivers to the UK, some of the city's most vital support services have been facing disruption just as a benefit boost and the furlough scheme end.
‘Covid meant I didn’t have a job any more’: dozens of Bristolians face eviction after pandemic ban lifts
Hundreds of people across the country have lost their homes in hearings lasting just 10 minutes, an investigation has found. In most cases, judges couldn’t take Covid-related hardship into account.