Bristol failing housing charity 'to evict all tenants'

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All the tenants of a failing housing charity for vulnerable people in Bristol are being evicted, the city council understands.

Bristol Foundation Housing, which once ran several hostels in the city, was placed into administration last August.

The authority believes 25 tenants are affected and said it had provided support to five people.

The charity, which provided supervised accommodation, counselling and information, declined to comment.

'Failed'

The BBC is also awaiting a reply from administrator Leonard Curtis Recovery Ltd.

Bristol City Council said it was made aware of the development last week when a number of affected people contacted its housing advice team.

"We then contacted Bristol Foundation Housing and were told that they will be handing back the few of their properties they are still running because their landlord, Connolly & Callaghan, has asked for the properties back," added a spokesman.

"In spite of us asking on numerous occasions that they notify us when they are going to issue an eviction notice, they have again failed to do so.

"Bristol City Council also wrote last week to the chair of trustee but has yet to receive a reply."

The charity once provided accommodation for some 150 tenants in the city, using hostels staffed 24 hours a day as well as individual self-contained flats and houses.

It also offered advice and assistance with day-to-day living.

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