Bristol Homeless Pathway

Infographic for Homeless Pathways

Bristol’s homeless pathway for both men and women, known as the Mixed Homeless Pathway, is one of four accommodation pathways operating in Bristol for people who have been homeless. As the diagram above shows, the pathway supported 143 people to move out of homelessness during 2018.


The mixed pathway is run by four organisations working together: Riverside, St Mungo’s, Places for People and Second Step. Together the pathway partners aim to:

  • Reduce the number of people sleeping rough
  • Reduce the need for emergency accommodation
  • Provide the right type of accommodation 
  • Increase the numbers of people moving successfully out of the pathway into sustainable living
  • Reduce the number of people who become homeless again and again,  including people with complex needs
  • Help people to gain the skills to keep their tenancies
  • Build confidence and resilience to help people get back into training or employment.

The mixed homeless pathway runs services for men and women over the age of 22 including couples, but without dependent children and provides short-term accommodation with appropriate support to help people move on and become more independent. 


All referrals to the pathway are made via Bristol City Council’s homelessness prevention team.

More information can be found using this link: