supported cause

A donation from each item sold goes to support a great cause in Ink+Paper's home city of Bristol, UK.

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current cause: Caring In Bristol

Caring in Bristol is an effective local charity committed to creating a city where everyone has a home, has hope and feels they belong to a community. All our projects are volunteer-powered and focus on helping people at risk of homelessness or those who are already rough sleeping. 

We have a growing portfolio of innovative projects designed to address gaps in services in Bristol and empower members of the community to get involved and help make a difference. Our shelters work includes the 365 Shelter, which provides a bed each night of the year for people who are sleeping rough, our Caring at Christmas project, which provides day and night services to homeless and vulnerable people over the Christmas period and our Caring at Breakfast project, which works in partnership with local businesses and cafes to provide some early morning day support for homeless people.

We have two youth homeless prevention projects, Bristol Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation for 18-25 year olds at risk of homelessness and our Room 45 Project, working with volunteer hosts to provide short term accommodation for 16-18 year olds who are experiencing family difficulties . We project manage the Bristol Homeless Connect website and produce the Survival Handbook, both aimed at helping prevent rough sleeping and signposting people to the right services. We also run educational workshops for businesses and organisations through our Get To Know Programme, helping catalyse new resources and understanding about homeless issues locally. 

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previously supported causes

Up Our Street is a resident-led charity whose mission is to inform, inspire and motivate people to take an active role in their community. Their work includes a quarterly community magazine, regular community events like the Festival of Solutions and neighbourhood clean ups, training programmes around civic engagement, and community research on topics like wellbeing and widening participation.

www.upourstreet.org.uk

Off the Record Bristol (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The organisation provides free mental health support and info to young people aged 11-25 across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

www.otrbristol.org.uk

Young Carers Service supports young carers aged 8-18 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire with specialist help. This includes one-to-one and family support, groups, activities, short breaks and training. The Young Carers service supports them to try and make sure they have as normal a childhood as possible.

www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers

The Bristol Bike Project takes donations of unwanted and unused bicycles, repairs them with the help of volunteers, and re-homes them with marginalised people across Bristol. They aim to help people from all walks of life get out on two wheels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience.

www.thebristolbikeproject.org

Borderlands Refugee Centre works with people seeking asylum in the UK and refugees from other countries, including people who have been trafficked, offering English lessons, food and drink, games and support services, all of which can be accessed for no charge.

www.borderlands.uk.com