Help us save the Well!
The Well is a five bedroomed house providing supported accommodation for women leaving the sex industry; the only one of its kind in Bristol, it has been running since 2003. So far 163 women have benefited from this provision. Yet Bristol City Council have begun a 10 week consultation around Homelessness Prevention High Support Services, proposing 3 things: the closure of The Well, a reduction in the number of women’s bed spaces and the provision of women's support by generic hostels, which are considerably larger in size. We are asking you to get behind this essential service. With running costs of only £150,000 per year, this is an affordable service that must be saved. If there is no secure accommodation such as the Well, these vulnerable women will have no where to go. The Well is their only refuge in Bristol. We therefore asking for a reconsideration of plans for this vital service so that vulnerable women are given a chance.