The Wild Goose
Following the recent, much needed, £150,000 refurbishment, the Wild Goose Drop-In Centre reopens on Wednesday 2nd December, and is ready once again to support people with much needed access to hot meals, improved bathroom and shower facilities, clothing, and other essential practical help, along with support in accessing a wide range of partner services. Along with a new floor, reconfigured toilets and improved ventilation, the building also now has a new CCTV system.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Wild Goose will initially operate a takeaway door service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:30am – 13:30pm. When restrictions lift the drop-in will reopen more fully.
Contributors to the successful completion of this project include:
- Longacre Bristol Limited – Principle Contractor
- hdp Associates Limited – Chartered Surveyors
- Chris Kennedy – pro-bono Project Management
- A.G. Catering – supply and installation of kitchen equipment
- Astra Security Limited – pro-bono supply and installation of CCTV equipment
- Polar Bear Windows – supply and fit of replacement windows
- The Window Outlet – supply of exterior doors
- BW Fabrications Limited – supply and fit of heat recovery ventilation system
- Connected Light – supply and installation of lighting
Major grants were awarded by:
- Bristol Soup Run Trust
- John James Bristol Foundation
- Mazars Charitable Trust
- St Michael’s Stoke Gifford
- Temple Ecclesiastical Charity
Our heartfelt thanks go to everybody – including individuals, churches, grant making trusts and businesses – who made a contribution towards the sprucing of the Goose. We look forward to welcoming people to see the finished work as soon as is possible.
The award-winning Wild Goose Drop-In Centre provides free hot meals, shower facilities, clothing and toiletries four days and six nights a week for those in extreme poverty and need. The centre also serves as a hub in signposting to appropriate voluntary and council services. Alongside this we provide volunteering opportunities and also access points for agencies working with this client group.
What we do
- Provide breakfast and lunch four days a week and an evening meal six nights a week for those in extreme poverty and need.
- Host advisory sessions about housing, finance, employment, health, citizens’ rights, alcohol and drug issues in partnership with local statutory and voluntary organisations.
- Host a weekly medical clinic (the ‘wet clinic’) for street drinkers;
- Provide appropriate work and support for volunteers; and
- Engage with young people and schools to increase awareness of homelessness issues and to raise support for inHope.
Contact: [email protected] / 07941 414425