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.
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.
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 telpehone or email.
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.
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.
At Shelter’s centre in Bristol you are able to receive free legal advice relating to a wide range of housing issues.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
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.