1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities, and have a specific service for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Resources: Money & Finances
Age UK Bristol and Linkage provide a number of services for older adults, including advice, social and community groups, befriending, and practical support. Advice is also available for carers and family.
Bath Mind offer a range of services and support to people living in Bath and North East Somerset, including befriending, counselling, community groups, a crisis helpline, and practical support.
Please note that these services are only available in Bath and North East Somerset, and Bristol Mind is a separate organisation offering different services.
Brigstowe work to support people with long-term health conditions, including HIV and AIDS, with a range of advice services and peer support. Dedicated services are also available for migrants and asylum seekers living with HIV.
Bristol City Council provide care and support in the community to adults who live in Bristol and have a disability, long term illness, mental health needs, learning difficulties, age-related health issues, or any other social care needs impacting independence.
Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free information and legal advice on specialist areas of social welfare law to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice, as well as representing these clients in court.
The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, emotional support, telephone counselling, and understanding, and support for child carers. All services are free. CarersLine helpline for carers also available
Citizens Advice Bristol provide free, independent, impartial, and confidential advice on issues such as benefits, housing, debt, and family law.
Filwood Hope provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt, emplyoment concerns, and housing. Listening services and advice for those over 55 are also available.
GRT Bristol is Bristol City Council’s information resource for Gypsy, Roma, Travellers and Boatpeople. Support is also provided through dedicated drop-in centres.
Maternity Action provide advice, information, and confidential telephone support to parents worried about their rights at work and rights to benefits and healthcare.
North Bristol Advice centre offer free and independent advice and support for people dealing with issues around welfare benefit and debt in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Home visits are available for those over 50, and the centre can offer support to get online.
Shire Advice Service provides information, advice, and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues and family issues to people in the Shirehampton area of Bristol.
South Bristol Advice Services provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers free advice on financial matters, employment, housing, immigration, and a number of other matters to the people of St Pauls. Legal advice, and advice in languages other than English, are also available.
Talking Money provide free, independent, specialist money advice to individuals and their families. This includes debt, energy debt, benefits, and income maximisation advice.
WECIL is a charity run by and for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Services include helplines and employment support.
In B&NES, WECIL provides services for disabled children and young people, including volunteer befriending and activities.