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Directory of Support Services

Action for Blind People

Help and support to blind and partially sighted people (linked to the RNIB)

0117 953 7750

Assistive Technology

Bristol City Council’s website for Assistive Technology

0117 922 2700

Brandon Trust

Learning disability support and autism. Light-touch enabling services to long-term residential

0117 907 7200

Bristol Autistic Spectrum Service

Provide a service to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and professionals and carers who support them

01275 796204

Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Supporting people with transport, social care, housing, health, built environment, neighbourhoods, hate crime, employment and welfare benefits

0117 9140528

Bristol Shopmobility

Assist people with mobility impairments to get around locality.

0117 9559083

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Support for all Deaf or Hard of Hearing people in Bristol

0117 939 8653

07545 264 840



Support for adults with learning disabilities

01275 372 109

Learning disabilities service

Day services, find training and employment, supported living, residential care, respite, paying for help

0117 922 2700


Care Direct

Adult Social Care

0117 922 2700

Emergency Duty Team

Adult Social Care out-of-hours emergencies

01454 615 165


End harm, abuse and exploitation of older people

0808 808 8141

Child Bereavement UK

Support families need to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies

0800 02 888 40

Cruse Bereavement Centre

Offer support, advice and information when someone dies

0808 808 1677


Still birth and neonatal death charity

0808 164 3332

The Compassionate Friends

Support for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child or children

0345 120 3785

The Harbour

Free counselling for death, dying and bereavement in Bristol

0117 925 9348

Black South West Network

Support for enterprise, innovation, research, scrutiny and accountability, representation and power for BME community

07825 348 976

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group

Supporting the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area

0117 9351 462



Bristol Black Carers

Providing support and assistance for Black and Asian carers in Bristol

0117 379 0084

Bristol Carer Service

Rethink Mental Illness carer service. Mental Health support for carers.

0117 903 1803


Confidential information and support service for carers.

0117 965 2200

Carers Support Centre

Provides support, information and advice to carers or any age

0117 965 2200

Dhek Bhal

Support for South Asian community; respite; daycare for elderly; outreach support for house bound elders; carer support group

0117 914 6671

Bristol multi-faith forum

Part of the Voice and Influence partnership. Individuals, groups and communities whose voices aren’t always heard

07789 040 267

Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

Website under maintenance


Malcom X Centre

Social, recreational, educational and entertainment facilities to residents in St Paul's and neighbouring areas 

0117 941 4410

St Werburghs Community Centre

Mutually beneficial partnerships between residents, groups and organisations in the community 

0117 955 1351

Resolve West

Provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm

0117 9415 379

Awaz Utaoh

Mainly serving South Asian community. Advice, drop in and signposting. Domestic violence outreach service

07968 621079


Bristol Men's Domestic Abuse Project

Support for males, including gay, bisexual and transgender victims of domestic abuse, honour based violence and forced marriage

0300 303 1972 

Everyman Project

Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse and violence

0203 642 8860 


Domestic Abuse support services

0117 9250 680


Confidential support for male victims of domestic abuse

01823 334 244

Respect Men's Advice Line

Helpline for male victims of Domestic Abuse

0808 8010327

Respect toolkit for working with male victims

To support frontline workers in their work with male victims of domestic abuse


Victim Support

Support for victims of crime, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

0300 303 1972

Bristol ROADS (DHI)

Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service. One-to-one sessions, groups, peer support, preparation for detox

0117 440 0540

Bristol Community Meals

A food delivery and wellbeing check service for all residents who can’t prepare food or don’t have time to cook


Baby Bank Network

Collect baby clothes, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need. 

Resolve West

Provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and repair harm

0117 9415 379

Alzheimers Society

Support people living with dementia

0333 150 3456

Bristol After Stroke

Providing information, practical support, friendship and counselling following a stroke

0117 964 7657

Community Therapeutic Services

Residential setting to promote mental and physical wellbeing and inclusion for all individuals

01934 708 772


Advocate for people using health and social care services

01275 851400

Macmillan Cancer Support

Emotional, physical and financial support

0808 808 00 00

Occupational Therapy

Bristol City Council information about occupational therapy and referral process


Physical Activity

Bristol City Council information about physical activity programmes for people with health conditions


Housing Options

Bristol City Council information about housing options for older and vulnerable people


United Communities

Community-based housing association managing homes in the wider Bristol area

0117 942 4600

We Care (Home Improvements)

Support includes specialist advice on home adaptations and accessible bathrooms

0300 323 0700

Home Adaptations and Equipment

Bristol City Council information about funding and resources


Independent Futures

Improving service delivery for homelessness, addiction, mental health

0117 428 9237

07860 938 203

Bristol Law Centre

Free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law. Represents in court

0117 955 8280

Modern Slavery Helpline

The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides victims, the public, and agencies access to information and support

08000 121 700

Bristol Refugee Rights

Direct support for people going through the asylum system. Campaign for human rights

07526 352353

Bristol Somali Resource Centre

Free and impartial information, advice and guidance including welfare, housing, immigration, schools and employment for newly arrived immigrants

0117 907 7994

Care Quality Commission

Independent regulator of health and adult social care

03000 616161

Somali Elders Group



SPAN Men's Group

(Single Parent Action Network)

Engage and empower one-parent families living in poverty and isolation


Avon and Wiltshire Partnership

Inpatient and community-based mental health care and specialist services

01225 325 680


Bristol Mental Health

Links to various mental health services


Changes Bristol

Mental Health peer support group

0117 941 1123



Aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to people using them.

0117 980 0370

0808 808 0330

Mothers for Mothers

Perinatal mental health support

0117 359 366 


Therapy for children and adults who have experienced trauma. Culturally diverse therapists to meet the needs of diverse city



Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led community-based emotional wellbeing and mental health charity 

0117 952 4742


24 hour support line for people needing support for their mental health

116 123

Thrive Bristol

Bristol's ten year programme to improve mental health and wellbeing

Money and Legal Matters

Bristol City Council information about benefits and costs of care


Age UK Bristol

Supporting older people, their families and carers. Improving the lives of older people

0117 929 7537

Bristol Older People’s Forum

Promotes the rights of older people by informing, campaigning and working with partners


Well Aware

Partnership supporting service access for over 50’s

0808 808 5252

Anti-slavery Partnership

To support and enable the discovery of and response to incidents of human trafficking, slavery and exploitation

Bristol Carers Voice

Reviews changes to local adult services, monitors plans and receives information regarding all aspects of social care and health

Bristol Mental Health Partnership

Primary local body for implementing change

Care Forum

Achieving better outcomes for people using health and social care services

Learning Difficulties Partnership Board

Influence, input and accountability on future development of services

Older People’s Partnership board

Focuses on issues, services and developments relevant to older people

Physical and Sensory Impairment Partnership Board

Influence, input and accountability on developments of services


Outreach work with women trapped or vulnerable to street sex work

0117 909 8832


Beloved offer a friendly, non-judgemental and confidential service for women working in the indoor sex industry in Bristol, whether you are remaining in the industry, seeking to leave or have already left. They can offer practical advice and emotional support, they can also refer into other agencies for further specialist support.

Call 07541 366577 or email  



Specialist support service for people who have experienced any form of sexual violence

0808 801 0456

Survivors UK

Support for sexually abused or assaulted men

0203 598 3898 

Barton Hill Amateur Boxing Club

Community boxing club for ages 6- 65

07834 498518

Based at Barton Hill Settlement

Baggator Nexus

Collection of groups & people dedicated to citizen empowerment in Easton 

Barton Hill Settlement

Community Hub includes other agencies

0117 955 6971

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

Financial, housing, court system, cancer support

03444 111 444

Cintre Enabling Independence

Cintre Point offer services around housing, managing money and benefits. Activities and courses

0117 923 7129

South Bristol Advice Centre- Citizens Advice

Provide a range of free advice including help with benefits and debt

0117 985 1122

Windmill Hill City Farm

A variety of health and social care services to support with issues such as mental health and substance misuse

0117 947 1194

Malcom X Elders Theatre Group

Creating positive change in individuals, raising aspirations and improving skills, confidence, self-worth and employability

0117 953 2448

Misfits Theatre

Theatre and social group for people with learning difficulties

07910 962 329 

Bristol Community Transport

Supporting the community who are unable to access conventional public transport

0117 902 0157

CATT Community Transport

South Bristol Community Bus. £10 a year, over 16’s. Flexible door-to-door transport to local shops and services. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and mobility needs

0117 377 3451


Lawrence Weston Community Transport


Supporting the community with low cost transport to disabled and many other groups around Bristol

0117 329 4647

Bristol Women’s Voice

Powerful voice for women making women’s equality in Bristol a reality

0117 916 6555