Statement on the Bristol City Council Barton House Update – 18 December 2023

Following yesterday’s statement from Bristol City Council on Barton House, we are cautiously positive that residents will be able to return to their homes and community. Our thoughts though remain with residents who will have to remain in temporary accommodation over the Christmas period, and for an uncertain amount of time next year.

We will continue to advocate for and work with residents and the council to be sure that everyone understands what work needs to be carried out and why, and is reassured that the building is safe to return to when work is finished.

When we return in January our services will remain open to Barton House residents who are not staying in the local area. Particularly our family centre services, Eatwell Café, Barton House Tea and Toast sessions, and our BOOST advice service. Wellspring Settlement offers a safe and quiet place away from the media at any time, and staff can offer signposting information for other local services.

  • Eatwell Café: pay what you feel hot food and drink. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11am to 2pm (open 19, 20 and 21 December)
  • BOOST Community: information, advice and support on benefits, debts and money management. Appointments are available Tuesday to Friday, call 07851 168153 or 07516 854657 to book.
  • Barton House Tea and Toast: free breakfast and quiet space for residents. Tuesdays 9.30 to 11am
  • Family Centre services: a range of free services and programs for parents and carers. Call 0117 9556971 for more details.