Resources: Drop-ins

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA

Alcoholics anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcoholism. Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol. National helpline also available.

Carers’ Support Centre

The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding. All services are free. CarersLine helpline for carers also available.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – Bristol

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.

Filwood Hope Centre

Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis.
They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.

Positive Minds

Positive Minds offers support and advice to help adults improve their wellbeing and reduce the mental and emotional stress in their life through one to one support and monthly coffee mornings.

Prism LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support

Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.

Shire Advice Service

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.

St Pauls Advice Centre

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.