The cost of living crisis is very real and we're all going to feel the pinch, especially over the winter months with rising food and energy costs. We have secured funding from Bristol City Council to become one of the city's Community Hubs., which are locations across the city helping local residents manage the cost of living crisis. We will share information via this page and in-person on the noticeboard in our new physical Community Hub.
As a part of this initiative, we are offering a Welcoming Space every Tuesday (12-1:30pm) where attendees can get a free hot meal, no questions asked. Please see poster below for more information and how to book. Please also see below links to resources available in and around Bristol.
We can't wait to see you at the Garden soon!
Our Welcoming Space
Other Local Welcoming Spaces
Below are other Welcoming Spaces in and around Bristol that you can access throughout the week. Click on any green dot on the map to show more details. If you have any information to share about other organisations or groups offering help at this time, please let us know so we can request a map update.
Click me to head directly to map web page
Feeding Bristol Food Provisions
Feeding Bristol is an umbrella organisation which exists to see a zero hunger Bristol. They exist to kickstart initiatives and projects that combat food poverty. See below a current map of the network of food provisions across Bristol.
Advice & Support
Struggling with the cost of living?
Citizens Advice Bristol’s Advice Assistants can give you support and guidance if you are struggling with the rising cost of living. They can provide practical guidance around benefits, money, debt and energy. They can also signpost you to specialist legal advice if you need more assistance.
Cost of Living Advice Assistants can help you to:
● Identify possible entitlements to Welfare Benefits or grants
● Carry out a benefit check online
● Review your debts, identify debt emergencies and find regulated debt advice
● Draw up a personal budget, consider your spending and look for ways to reduce your outgoings
● Understand your utility bills, look at cost reductions (such as grants or support schemes) and direct you to information about energy saving methods
● Get emergency support such a foodbank voucher or energy vouchers
See below links to organisations providing help with the Cost of Living crisis, including contact details for you to get in touch if you need additional support.
Take a look at some hints from the Money Saving Expert on how to get free or cheap food
Changes Bristol provide peer support groups in Bristol and online for anyone aged 18 or over, offering a safe and friendly space for people to share any worries they might have. Their groups are free to access, confidential, with no referral needed and no diagnosis required