At the Bristol Methodist Centre, everyone is welcome. We endeavour to treat each guest equally and with respect.
Support staff are available during opening hours, allowing time to listen and get to know individuals and their needs. Our support staff work with our guests to propose and implement individual support packages which can either be long or short term depending on the needs of the individual.
Our Christian belief underpins everything we do. Matthew 25:31-45. Not all staff, volunteers or guests share our Christian faith but they respect our values. People of all or no faith are welcome at the centre. Prayer is alway available and there is a weekly worship service.
Monday, 1:15pm - 3.30pm: Biscuits and snacks are served at 2pm.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10.00am - 3.30pm: we open at 10am. Breakfast is served from 10 until 11 and then a 2 course lunch is provided from 12:30 – 1:30pm or until the food runs out.
Biscuits and snacks are served at 2pm, with many guests then staying at the centre until we close at 3:30pm
Self Service hot drinks are available through out the day from opening time until 15 minutes before we close.
Support and Advice
Support and advice is always on hand.
Signposting to other agencies.
Support with filling in forms.
Help with benefits - either online applications or advice.
Our staff are friendly and welcoming and are always available to chat with guest either in private or over a hot drink.
Access to essentials
Clothing store / including tents and sleeping bags.
Use of phones and charging facilities.
Flu Vaccinations and a health clinic.
Outreach support workers for housing and other needs.
Use of computers.
Lockers for guest who are sleeping rough.
Access to newspapers
Board Games and puzzles.
A small but well stocked library.
Wednesday morning worship
Wednesday afternoon film club
A computer room.
Games Room with Pool Table and Table Tennis.
A weekly health clinic run by the Homeless Health Team.
Community outreach projects.
Soft Skill activities when available.
We also host other agencies who deliver their advocacy and advice services to our guests.
A 1:1 room can be made available if a guest would like to arrange a meeting with support workers.
The Homeless Health Team.
We prepare and serve over 10,000 nutritious meals every year.
Our professional staff organise over 1000 1:1 support sessions for our guests every year.
We help our guests to take important steps which enable them to progress, whether that be signposting, organising housing support, benefit advice, help with paperwork, assisting them into entering rehab or other services - we are hear to help with their emotional and physical wellbeing.
We have recently been working at keeping a local park clean of litter, with our guests taking a lead role with this program, ensuring that the park is suitable for parents with young children to play in.