Barton Hill Settlement has been a home and resource hub for Barton Hill residents and visitors since our founding in 1911. We provide a place to connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate the vibrancy and growth of our vibrant and diverse community.
We are an independent charity (charity no. 1103139), and a limited company (no. 5031499). It is managed by a committee of mainly local people, and provides a wide variety of services. It is a key force for community development in East Bristol.
The Settlement was originally set up in 1911 as part of the University of Bristol. You can find out more about our history Barton Hill Settlement History
We're also home to many service providers,
- Dhek Bhal
- Bristol Somali Resource Centre
- Changes Bristol
- Barton Hill Boxing Club (link is to Facebook page)
- Travelling Light Theatre Company
- Bristol Multi-Faith Forum
- Bristol Somali Forum
- Child and Family Consultation Services (NHS CAMHS)
- West of England Works
We also rent rooms by the hour. Details are here.
Barton Hill Settlement is a source of inspiration contributing towards strong, confident, cohesive communites
Barton Hill Settlement is locally driven and seeks to reduce social isolation, including the causes as well as the effects. We strive to offer quality provision that is inspiring, provides opportunities for the community through activism/volunteering and celebrates the diversity and strengths of this community.
Community Inclusion: All people, from every walk of life, in Barton Hill & surrounding areas have opportunities to work together to participate and influence their community through increasing their capacity and confidence.
Strong Families: We aim to encourage parents of Barton Hill & the surrounding areas to embrace change, enjoy family life and have confidence to try new things.
Community Economic Resilience: Provide the people of Barton Hill & the surrounding areas the opportunity to increase their levels of skills to stabilise and increase their income, thus improve and enhance their quality of life.
Sustainable Organisation: We aim to improve, our services, our work with stakeholders, our internal process, learning, growth and finances to create a sustainable organization.