Churches Housing Aid Society

CHAS (Bristol) Housing Advice Service

We believe everyone has a right to a decent home. Our project will help homeless and poorly housed people to resolve housing issues by means of advice, advocacy and ongoing support. This will improve their quality of life and enable them to rebuild their lives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (233757)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,000

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many people in severe housing need are vulnerable and have multiple problems. For many people their housing problems are bound up with, and often caused by, other issues such as relationship breakdown, domestic violence, racial harassment, mental and physical health issues and loss of employment. They frequently need sustained, long-term practical help in order to resolve their housing situation and start to rebuild their lives.

Solution

We will provide advice by telephone and via face-to-face appointments, followed by individual case work, advocacy and practical support, drawing on our excellent working relationships with local partners, built up since the charity was founded 49 years ago. Last year, for example, we helped over 400 individuals and families to achieve a better quality of life. In 2012-13, a positive outcome was achieved in 98% of cases.

  • "I must honestly say a big thank you. I appreciated all that you have done for me through my times of troubles and needs".

    — 49-year old disabled woman, homeless following domestic abuse from her husband, who stole money from her. Permanently moved to a Council tenancy.

  • "I am getting the keys today! Thanks a million for all your help and support throughout this journey".

    — Single parent of 2 young children, suffering from vermin infestation and racial abuse from neighbours. Successfully rehoused.

  • "Thank you for all your help, it was great to meet someone so knowledgeable and committed".

    — Social Worker of a 39-year old disabled man suffering harassment and threats of violence from others in private rented shared house.

  • "I must honestly say a big thank you. I appreciated all that you have done for me through my times of troubles and needs".

    — 49-year old disabled woman, homeless following domestic abuse from her husband, who stole money from her. Permanently moved to a Council tenancy.

  • "I am getting the keys today! Thanks a million for all your help and support throughout this journey".

    — Single parent of 2 young children, suffering from vermin infestation and racial abuse from neighbours. Successfully rehoused.

  • "Thank you for all your help, it was great to meet someone so knowledgeable and committed".

    — Social Worker of a 39-year old disabled man suffering harassment and threats of violence from others in private rented shared house.