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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Homeless Services in Bristol

Tuesday 13 April, 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:00

*** All School of Activism 2.0 events will be held online ***

Our regular Tuesday afternoon Street Survival drop-in session for rough sleepers is being taken over for the School of Activism 2.0.

Since September 2018 the PRSC has been distributing sleep pods, blankets, tents and sleeping bags to rough sleepers in Stokes Croft, and we are often faced with simple questions we can’t answer – where can I get a shower? How does the council decide who to house? Where am I allowed to pitch a tent?

The murky world of homelessness services can be hard enough to navigate at the best of times, and that’s not usually when people need them. With a spike in homelessness predicted at the end of both the furlough scheme and the moratorium on evictions, the questions of where people are and aren’t allowed to sleep, and what services are available to them have become ever more urgent.

Step forward Richard Drake of the Bristol Homeless Forum, who will use this session to offer a personal view on services available pre-COVID, what’s changed during COVID and how it might change coming out.

Richard Drake first got involved with homelessness in Bristol as a volunteer with Caring at Christmas nearly 20 years ago and is currently a volunteer and trustee with the Julian Trust, a trustee with Housing Justice and helps to run the Bristol Homeless Forum.

Tickets available now from Headfirst. The suggested donation of £4 will help us keep the School of Activism as accessible & low-cost as possible, £8 will subsidise a ticket for someone else – but no-one turned away through lack of funds!

The School of Activism 2.0 is a two week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays. The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

School of Chativism

If you're feeling hyped about all this educating, and you wanna connect with other SoA students to talk about what you've learnt, and/or discuss the future of ethical social media, then this is for you...

"The School of Chativism is an experimental social media space that will run for the duration of the School of Activism 2.0. This is the place to discuss and share events at SOA2. But it's also a space for questioning what social media currently is, and what it could be, for activists and activism. We can remake it as we go, transform it throughout SOA2.“

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