Resources: Advocacy and legal

Avon and Bristol Law Centre

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.

MINDinfoLine (National Mind)

Mind Infoline (0300 123 3393) is a national service which provides callers with confidential support and information on mental health problems, access to help, potential treatments and advocacy. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-6pm (excluding bank holidays).

Swan Advocacy

This advocacy service offers free and independent support to users of adult Social Services provided by South Gloucestershire Local Authority where they are experiencing issues relating to social care.