homelessness

That "naked man" was my friend

On Monday 24th October, my friend died by suicide. Sam Beckenham, affectionately called Sammy B by many who knew and loved him, took his own...

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...

Troubled waters

Housing law doesn't protect boat dwellers - as residents at Bristol's Floating Harbour have found out.

The profitable world of housing Bristol’s homeless

Bristol’s biggest provider of emergency family accommodation had been evicting settled tenants to turn flats into high rent emergency housing. We look further into the murky, profitable world of housing the city’s homeless.

‘We’re just as human as you’: one woman’s experience of being transgender and homeless

Bristol’s housing crisis means outreach services struggle to provide enough emergency accommodation, and homeless people scrape by on the streets.

The stories of tenants evicted by Connolly & Callaghan

Pregnant, made homeless, and refusing to leave: Meet the tenants evicted by Connolly & Callaghan, Bristol’s “ethical” emergency housing provider.

"Ethical" landlords doorstepped by community union

Connolly & Callaghan paid a visit by ACORN as Council look into issue.

Bristol firm profiting from housing homeless – by kicking other tenants out

Bristol emergency housing provider evicting settled tenants and converting homes into high-rent emergency accommodation More on this story: Meet the evicted tenants & Landlords doorstepped by...

Votes at 16: Should young people have a voice at the ballot box?

Youth worker Jack Clements makes the case for lowering the voting age.

Exclusive: Just 13 rough sleepers housed in Council empty home Task Force

Manchester Council accommodated hundreds.

Protests while police and private security protect sale of council homes.

Continued protests whilst heavy handed policing and private security prevent disruption to public housing auction.

The best of Bristol news

In which we lighten up and take a little time out from reporting on the bad and serious stuff going on in our fair city...

Super (Waste) markets

Whilst donating to charities is seen as a positive solution to food waste, it does very little to tackle the causes of excess production.

Video: eviction of probation office squat

Squatters were evicted today from the abandoned probation office near Stokes Croft. Around 60 people had been staying at the building.  While efforts were made...

Ghosts at the Feast

Arvind Howarth looks at the experiences of rough sleepers in Bristol’s town centre