Established in 1965, CHAS Bristol provides specialist housing advice, practical support and advocacy for people in housing crisis; particularly those at risk of homelessness. Our mission is to help clients achieve lasting solutions – a safe, permanent home appropriate for their needs. Our clients are predominantly low income families, the majority living in inner city Bristol where we are based, or estates around the city boundaries. Last year, we helped almost 970 people at risk of homelessness last year, in over 420 households.
We pride ourselves in working with clients for as long as it takes to solve their housing issues, and going beyond simply giving advice. For example, we support clients in emotional distress, refer clients to foodbanks, and advocate on a client’s behalf with different agencies. We also partner with community based organisations to help hard to reach clients.