Experts from Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) have joined forces with other professionals at an important information sharing event raising awareness of homelessness among women.
The team from Eden House in Bristol attended the event as part of Homelessness Awareness Week (18-25 February 2017).
Eden House is a founding member of the Women's Homelessness Pathway Group in Bristol, a reference group that works to raise awareness of women's specific experience of homelessness in the city including hidden homelessness, and the risks posed to women who find themselves homeless in Bristol.
The Women’s Homelessness Pathway Group works to raise awareness of the different services that can provide a wide range of support to homeless women – including emergency and long-term accommodation, and services to address underlying reasons for homelessness, or consequences of homelessness, such as substance use, mental health issues, street sex work, family and relationship breakdown and financial issues. They are also involved in working with Bristol City Council to improve the way that vulnerable women with complex needs, and accommodation issues, are supported by their housing and homelessness services.
BGSW CRC is owned by Working Links.
Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company work with the Tank Museum in Bovington to help offenders move away from lives of crime.