Resources: Direct support

akt

akt supports lgbtq+ young people in the uk experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training, and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

Bluebell – Dads in Mind

For dads living in Bristol who have partners experiencing antenatal/postnatal depression or are anxious, isolated or depressed about their own new role as a dad.
A dad’s support worker can offer support, if it might help to chat to another dad, who has lived experience.

Bluebell Care

Bluebell, a local charity, offers therapeutic support in a number of ways for  new parents  experiencing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth. Informal support can be accessed by dropping in to their emotional wellbeing hub.
Bluebell also offers structured therapeutic groups in partnership with children’s centres and 1:1 peer support  in the community which can be accessed by downloading a referral form from their website.

Brandon Trust

The Brandon Trust exists to enable children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism to live life in the way they choose, by providing high-quality, individualised support that focuses on enabling people to achieve their dreams and truly live free.

Services are available in various locations across the UK, including Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Glos, B&NES, North Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Brandon Trust are a member of the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service.

Brigstowe Project

The Brigstowe Project is a Bristol-based charity for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. They provide ongoing support, advice, and information to people living with HIV in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Bristol City Council – Adult Health and Care

Bristol City Council’s adult health and care department provides help and advice with the following:

* Reporting suspected abuse
* Help at home
* Paying for care and support
* Social Care advice and help
* Being part of the community
* Housing Options
* Dementia
* Disability
* Advice and support for carers
* Health and wellbeing

Further information is available for care professionals, and about Adult Care Partnership Boards and consultations and reviews.

Resolve West (formerly Bristol Mediation)

Resolve West is an independent, charitable organisation with over 30 years’ experience of providing a confidential service to people experiencing conflict or crime. Their expertise is in helping individuals and communities to resolve their differences,with services offered to those living in Bristol and the surrounding areas of Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset.

Resolve West is also one of the organisations involved in the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service.

Rethink – Bristol Community Support Services

Rethink’s Bristol Community Support Services work directly to help City of Bristol based people with mental health issues make a positive difference in their lives. A placement within the service can last for up to six months, either working towards a specific goal or to build confidence and create meaningful connections within the community. Referrals through a GP or Secondary Mental Health Services.