Joining forces to raise awareness of homelessness

Second Step is taking part in the city’s Homelessness Awareness Week (February 20-26) along with organisations and charities from across Bristol. The week got underway with an art exhibition featuring work from people have experienced homelessness first hand.

A number of organisations are opening their doors to the public to help deepen understanding of the work being done to support people who have no home. These organisations include the Spring of Hope, the Julian Trust, Caring in Bristol and the IF Group – the advisory group for the Golden Key Programme.

The IF Group, the advisory group for the city’s Golden Key Programme – a citywide partnership led by Second Step – teamed up with Bristol Reconnect and Keep Bristol Warm to host its own art exhibition entitled ‘Being Homeless’. Held in Café Connect, St Mark’s Road, Easton, the exhibition will include photographs and stories from people who have been homeless themselves. The exhibition will be open from 25-27 February, 11am-7pm. To talk to those involved in creating the art please visit between 2-4pm.

Second Step staff will also be helping a stall in the Bear Pit on Wednesday 24 February from 11am-4pm.

For more information about the week please go to Bristol Housing Forum website at

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