We are an award-winning charity that has been working in Bristol for over 30 years. We are dedicated to helping those with life-disrupting problems, such as homelessness and addiction, to enjoy healthy, independent lives.


Offering food, shelter, hope and support in the community.

A drop-in centre for people who are homeless or

who have low incomes, to receive a hot meal,

clothes, and other practical support, in a

supportive community.

An emergency women-only night shelter for

women fleeing domestic abuse, addiction,

homelessness, and prostitution.

The Life Course and Life Recovery Groups

offer clients in recovery from addiction

and abuse, mutual support and the

development of life skills.

Emergency food parcels for people

experiencing food poverty.

Three outlets across East Bristol,

that also offer benefits advice,

assistance with budgeting and

healthy cooking.


Jayne’s story – From no hope, to “loads of hope!”
Jayne’s story – From no hope, to “loads of hope!”

Spring of Hope: *Jayne’s story Only a year ago, Jayne was street homeless and sofa surfing; a chronic alcoholic and drug user, who sold herself for sex to pay for alcohol. She was near the end and without hope.…

Jennifer’s Story
Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer became homeless when she could no longer afford her rent payments. This is her story…

Ellis’ Story
Ellis’ Story

In addition to directly helping clients, we also provide volunteering opportunities to those in recovery as part of the healing process. One such client is Ellis, who currently volunteers with us in the Wild Goose.  I am a qualified…

Winston’s Story
Winston’s Story

Winston joined the LIFE Course back in March 2016. After struggling with addiction to alcohol for years, he has turned his life around and now wants to give something back. This is his story.  “Back in school, I was…