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Community Outreach Worker (Youth Focus)

Employer
Caring in Bristol
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jul 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The Bristol Homelessness Prevention Project (BHPP) is a new joint project by homelessness charity, Caring in Bristol (CiB) and housing advice agency, CHAS Bristol (CHAS). Both organisations are proudly Bristolian and share a dedication to tackling the problems the city faces around homelessness. The BHPP brings together unique expertise from each and a wealth of combined experience working in the city.

At its simplest, the project aims to use new and dynamic ways to tackle homelessness in the city. BHPP will be informed by research, responsive to the needs of Bristol's communities and residents. Through a combination of consultation, community outreach and 1-2-1 support the project aims to reach people early, before a potential housing crisis occurs.

As the Youth Outreach Worker, you will be instrumental in helping to set-up and contribute to this important new partnership, working closely with staff at both CiB and CHAS, and with partner organisations in the city.

You will work in devolved locations around the city, building relationships with key community organisations, relevant services and partners to better promote the work of the service and extend its reach into economically deprived wards. You will ensure that the project is embedded in key regions and groups who would not otherwise access housing advice but are at risk of losing their homes, young people will be a particular priority.
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