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Meet the Bristol collective putting surplus wealth in the hands of people tackling injustice

In a society where hoarding money and power is the norm, what can be achieved by thinking differently? Bristol Redistro is trying to find out, by encouraging rich individuals to channel their excess into a pool of money that community groups control.

Under lockdown, social work has gone virtual. What happens when the real world comes back?

What's the council ever done for us?

City

'I have never experienced such intense stress': Social workers on the strain of cuts

Soaring workloads and the impact of austerity can make a tough job unbearable, say children’s social workers

Reports

Eviction stopped and bailiffs seen off as universal credit starts to bite

Edition 17

This is what universal credit means for Bristol

'Big difficulties' expected as universal credit comes to Bristol

As advice agencies and food banks are warning about the impact in Bristol, we'd like to hear your experiences.

Services at tipping point: adult social care cuts in Bristol

Further cuts and restructures to adult social care in Bristol are on the table. Here's what's happened so far, what changes are afoot and what impact people are seeing.

Property guardianship in Bristol 'has run its course', says cabinet member for housing

Council plans to end scandal-hit scheme will mean 150 people have to find a new home.

Levelling renting's uneven playing field

A new Bristol-based service, Marks Out Of Tenancy, is giving landlords and letting agents the TripAdvisor treatment.

Revealed: Developer’s huge price hike and outdated profit calculations

Controversial development set for decision on Wednesday as campaigners step up fight

Reimagining Cathy: "Lots of people are struggling to pay the rent"

A new play responding to Ken Loach's classic Cathy Come Home is coming to the Trinity Centre. We caught up with writer Ali Taylor to discuss displacement, hidden homelessness and inviting audiences to challenge the system.

An ethics lesson for emergency housing

Bristol council this week announced it would be adopting ACORN’s Ethical Lettings Charter as the standard for housing across the city. What will it mean...

Bristol’s housing: challenges, ideas and priorities

Housing will present an unpleasant puzzle for Bristol’s next mayor, whoever they may be. We asked three experts for their slant on tackling it.

Supported housing's future hangs in the balance

Unless the government protects them from its housing benefit cuts, homes for vulnerable people could start shutting down in Bristol next year.

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