Helping Vulnerable People Training Course
This training is aimed at current and potential volunteers: people who
have an interest, but perhaps no experience, in helping vulnerable people
and those with life-disrupting problems. Our main focus is on
homelessness and the problems that tend to go with it.
The training is delivered from a Christian perspective, but is open to
everyone and does not assume that those taking part have any faith
commitment. There will be time given to allow people to ask questions
and challenge the standard answers, so participants will be expected to
The programme runs from September through to July, missing
December (but May is different) and each session is delivered twice.
You can usually come either on the second Wednesday of the month (at
CCM Crisis Centre Ministries, 32 Stapleton Road, Bristol, BS5 0QY) or on the second Saturday (at Trinity Tabernacle, Hassell Dr, Bristol, BS2 0AN).
Please aim to be with us for coffee and registration by 7:30 pm on the
Wednesday evenings, or 9:45 am on Saturday mornings.
We ask for a donation of £4 for the course notes, plus £3 per session to
cover the cost of administration, tea and coffee, and a contribution to the
room hire; or £25 for everything – all ten sessions and the notes.
However, CCM volunteers are welcome to attend for free, and we don’t
want anyone to be excluded because of the cost.
This training is being arranged by the BCAN (Bristol Christian Action
Network) Homeless Forum (or ‘BHF’) in association with Crisis Centre
Ministries (or ‘CCM’). BHF works to link the people and groups serving
the homeless community in and around Bristol. For more information
about BHF and CCM, please visit their web sites: