Free helpline offering computer and internet support to disabled people. Home visits and factsheets also available.
Age UK provide advice, combat lonliness and enable independence. They run a number of services at their local Age UKs that aim to make older people’s lives easier and safer – either at home or to improve their own wellbeing.
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
ABLC provide specialist legal advice and representation to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice. Their solicitors focus on social welfare law issues such as community care, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration & asylum, mental health and welfare benefits to people living in Bristol and in some cases across the South West.
This national Mind service is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. Their team provides information on a range of topics including: staying mentally healthy at work, types of problems, how and where to get help, medication, advocacy, PTSD and the law. They can be contacted Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays) on 0300 303 5999 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text on 84999
The Brigstowe Project is a well-established, Bristol-based charity for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. They can provide floating support, together with advice and information, as appropriate to the needs of the person to improve their quality of life. For anyone who is living with HIV who lives in Bristol and surrounding areas.
Helpline providing advice & information for carers on any issue including benefits, residential care, the Carer’s Act and respite care.
The Citizens Advice Bureau provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Their main office is located in the centre of Bristol. They can also be found at several outreach centres that offer specialist or limited services. They provide drop in sessions, face to face appointments, as well as advice by telephone or email.
A home-visiting service to help people over 55 in North Bristol stay independent. Help with managing money, form filling and benefits advice, tea and talk events and trips, information signposting, computer courses and shopping club
Advice resources, outreach, cultural awareness training and directory of other services.
Helpline and advice and support service for grandparents, grandparents who may be raising a grandchild and grandparents who have lost contact with a grandchild.
Directory of resources, services and drop-in and advice centres for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boatpeople communities in Bristol.
Charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. Maternity rights advice line available.
National Mind Legal line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues. They can be contacted between 9am and 6pm Mon-Fri (except Bank Holidays) on 0300 466 6463
North Bristol Advice centre offer free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire, this service is now provided on an appointment only basis.
Directory of services available to residents of North Somerset local authority area.
Off the Record provides free confidential, self-referral specialist information, advice, informal support and counselling for young people in Bristol, aged 11 – 25. Appointments can be arranged through the helpline or via email.
An Education Charity and Community Project on Gloucester Road which is open to the general public. 1-in-8 runs a variety of classes, workshops and advice services, including cheap internet access, computer class and counselling. This service is now provided on an appointment only basis.
Telephone advice and information service that provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.
Family Support Centre offers food bank, clothing vouchers, family advice, support and referral, internet access, employment resources, move on support, help with form filling & applications, crisis support and parent & toddlers support group
At Shelter’s centre in Bristol you are able to receive free legal advice relating to a wide range of housing issues.
Based in Shirehampton and delivered in conjunction with North Bristol Advice Centre, Shire Advice provides information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues and family issues.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
A community resource at the heart of St Pauls. St Pauls Advice Centre offers independent legal advice, a confidential, non-judgemental, free service, drop-in and appointment based advice sessions covering welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration and other advice, outreach sessions at various other venues, home visits on request, a daily reception service providing information and triage facility and a bilingual service can be arranged at some venue.
Ran by Avon and Wiltshire mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), this service provides support to veterans, their relatives and their friends to get the best advice on their mental health.
Talking Money’s services cover the whole of England and are open to all by self-referral or by signposting/referral from other agencies, though the large majority of their face-to-face work is targeted at people living in Bristol and the surrounding area. Services include Debt Advice, Energy Advice, Benefit Advice, Financial Advice and Training & Consultancy
The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) is an organisation run by and for Disabled people. This service provides specialist advice and advocacy support to anyone with a disability aiming to challenge the barriers to independent living.