A good book can be a companion when you’re lonely, a blanket when you’re cold, food when you’re hungry, and a weapon when you feel defenceless.
WheelyGoodBooks is a grassroots non-profit community initiative with a passionate focus upon solidarity, not charity. Our service will begin as a mobile library run from wheely suitcases filled where possible with books that have been requested by our members.
We really welcome involvement on any level from anybody from any background. To ensure our service meets the needs of those who use it, we especially value involvement from people with past or present experience of homelessness or unstable accommodation.
Our ideas for the future:
Information and advice for rough sleepers
Signposting to additional services within the Bristol area including legal support, benefits and housing
Distributing homelessness survival guides and handbooks
Campaigning for access to traditional library services
Campaigning against library closures
Campaigning for homelessness rights and Homes for the Homeless
Advice regarding tenants rights, squatting and alternative housing solutions