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We’re looking for volunteers who can help us with occasional DIY tasks. People who can keep things ship-shape and Bristol fasion for all of the people we work with.

Don't worry – we won't ask you to refit our kitchen (unless you're offering)! It's mainly odd jobs that you might have at home. If you’re handy with a hammer or a dab-hand with a drill, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Steve Smith, our Volunteers Coordinator, if you think you can help.

Email: steve.smith@crisis-centre.org.uk

Posted: 13:54 on 17-05-18
		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 02 Jun 2018 - 09:30
Finish date: 02 Jun 2018 - 12:00
At Wild Goose drop-in centre


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Spring of Hope are pleased to be hosting another women's breakfast. If you haven't been before, it's an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, hear an encouraging testimony from a guest speaker, and a time for worship and prayer. Time to enjoy a full English breakfast, too! (Vegetarian option available.)

It's being hosted at the Wild Goose Drop-in Centre at 32 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5 0QY. It will finish at around 12pm, at which point there will be an opportunity for one-to-one prayer.

 

 

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Posted: 11:26 on 16-04-18

"I get a great sense of purpose from volunteering and I think I get a huge amount more out of it than I put in."

Posted: 14:28 on 03-04-18

By day, the Wild Goose drop-in centre is run by a few staff members and a dedicated team of volunteers. Everything is as it seems. But after dark, when the staff are safely tucked up in bed, a twilit team of volunteers take over. One hears stories about the evening shift; peculiar tales of strange goings-on. But what really happens once the sun disappears remains shrouded in mystery. We sent in Jonnie Angel, Wild Goose Manager, to investigate…

Posted: 13:37 on 03-04-18

Andy Kinnersley – Deputy Manager for Provision, Wild Goose

Andy joined the team back in August 2017, so we thought it was high time we got to know him a little better.

What were you doing before you joined CCM?

I was working as a chef de partie for the Ministry of Defence, and before that for Waitrose and John Lewis. I was very content – I certainly wasn’t looking to move!

What made you apply for the role?

Posted: 13:26 on 15-03-18
		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 17 Mar 2018 - 09:30
Finish date: 17 Mar 2018 - 12:00
At The Wild Goose Drop-in Centre


Details

Spring of Hope are pleased to be hosting another women's breakfast. If you haven't been before, it's an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, hear an encouraging testimony from a guest speaker, and a time for worship and prayer. Time to enjoy a full English breakfast, too! (Vegetarian option available.)

It's being hosted at the Wild Goose Drop-in Centre at 32 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5 0QY. It will finish at around 12pm, at which point there will be an opportunity for one-to-one prayer.

Breakfast costs £5.50.

 

As part of Homelessness Awareness Week, book for an evening of theatre and film to challenge assumptions around homelessness on Mon 26 Feb.
 
Event description:
6pm - 7pm Forum Theatre piece
Posted: 09:33 on 06-02-18
		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 26 Feb 2018 - 18:00
Finish date: 26 Feb 2018 - 21:00
At Watershed


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As part of Homelessness Awareness Week, book for an evening of theatre and film to challenge assumptions around homelessness on Mon 26 Feb.
 
Event description:
6pm - 7pm Forum Theatre piece
7.15pm - 9pm Film premiere and Q and A (including the police, members of Bristol City Council, and sector experts)
 
A Forum Theatre piece has been devised by young people who have experienced of homelessness and mental ill-health and is based on their own real life stories. It explores the pressures of being a young person trying to stay off the streets, navigating their way through life trying to deal with challenges in relationships, money, accessing services and managing their mental health.
 
Forum theatre invites audiences to stop the performance and come up on stage to try out different approached a character might take when dealing with challenges. Actors improvise around them and it is a powerful way to open up discussions about how to change people’s lives.
This project is a partnership between Many Minds, Cardboard Citizens and 1625 Independent People.
 
‘Sleeping Rough’ is a community-based film raising awareness of street homelessness in the UK. Using real interviews conducted with rough sleepers and members of the homeless community all around the country, the film is a docudrama that follows three characters, looking at the circumstances that force each of them to sleep on the street.
 
Synopsis:
• ‘Sleeping Rough’ follows three characters, each on their journey to street homelessness. Jack is an engineer who, through a chain of events, loses his job, his flat, and his family. Catherine is a young woman who moves straight out of care into a flat with her boyfriend, however it soon becomes clear that the relationship is emotionally abusive, and with noone to turn to, she escapes onto the streets. Eva is an immigrant who, to avoid being deported, accepts a job where she is underpaid, overworked and exploited. Soon, she too decides to escape.
• All the events in the film have been described by members of the homeless community; everything that takes place has happened to someone; it’s real. While the events follow a script, all the dialogue is improvised, and was established through a series of rehearsals between Owain Astles, the film’s director, and the film’s cast, many of whom have experience of homelessness themselves. Many of the scenes in the film were shot on location, in shelters and soup kitchens, and on the streets, so the actors were plunged right into the situations they were bringing to life.
 

 

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