Our local partners

We are proud to be a part of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector of North Somerset, serving the community as part of a network including the following organisations.

ACFA is a network of advice centres in Bristol, South Gloucestershire & North Somerset. We aim to improve the quality and provision of free, independent and confidential advice services.  More >

Age UK Somerset is an independent, confidential and free welfare benefits service for older people. Support to help claim benefits and complete claim forms, including Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing & Council Tax benefit.  More >

Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best they can be. It could be drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health - we support people to make lasting change in their lives.  More >

Alliance Homes support services provide people with the practical help and support they need to live independent, safe and fulfilled lives.  More >

Brigstowe offers specialist, confidential and free support, advice and information to anyone living with, or affected by, HIV.  More >

The For All Healthy Living Company, based in the South Ward of Weston-super-Mare, runs the Healthy Living Centre, manages the GP practice and is commissioned or grant aided to run other services and projects. We promote and work in partnership with local people and agencies in order to increase access and ensure local residents are key partners in the design and delivery of local services.  More >

Clevedon District Foodbank provides three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in the Clevedon area who are referred to them in crisis.  More >

Healthwatch North Somerset is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services:

  • We listen to what people like about services, and what could be improved and we share their views with those with the power to make change happen.
  • We also help people find the information they need about services in their area.
  • We have the power to ensure that people’s voices are heard by the government and those running services.
  • As well as seeking the public’s views ourselves, we also encourage services to involve people in decisions that affect them.  More >

Home-Start North Somerset offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in North Somerset.  More >

Keysteps is a charity which offers bonds instead of rent deposits to the homeless of North Somerset who are looking to the private sector for accommodation.  More >

Money Advice West is a partnership established in 2006 with the vision to help people who have money and debt problems in Bristol and the surrounding areas.  We consist of 7 advice agencies who understand that money can affect many areas of your life and we offer expert support to help you with any money worries. More >

MPs can help with issues that are the responsibility of UK Parliament. They represent their constituents and can help with issues such as:

  • hospitals and the NHS
  • problems with benefits, pensions and national insurance
  • immigration
  • school closures and funding
  • transport facilities

We have two MPs in the North Somerset area:

  • Dr Liam Fox is the MP for North Somerset. More >
  • John Penrose is the MP for Weston-super-Mare. More >

Nailsea Disability Initiative is a registered charity, run entirely by a group of friendly and hard working volunteers. Our office and drop-in centre is in the shopping precinct in the centre of Nailsea. We provide free information and advice to the public. If you, a friend or relative, has an issue of concern, relating to disability, we are here to help. More >

North Somerset Council  More >

North Somerset BME Network aims to promote social, education and economic inclusion, promote equality of opportunity and promote good race relations between people of different racial groups. More >

Quartet Community Foundation brings together people who want to help the local community with projects that make a real difference. Through our donors and the endowment we’ve built together since 1987, we award around a thousand grants each year, supporting hundreds of thousands of people through local frontline charities and voluntary groups. More >

Rethink Mental Illness  & North Somerset Mental Health Floating Support. Offers individual support to people experiencing poor mental health. It is an enabling service which aims to promote increased choice and control for the individual, working to empower and enable clients whilst promoting recovery towards a more independent life. We offer support in Client’s homes and in the wider Community. More >

SARI provides support and advice to victims of hate, and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law. Most SARI staff have some direct experience of dealing with hate motivated behaviour and all staff have a clear understanding of and commitment to the objectives of SARI. More >

SSAFA helps veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues. More >

Somewhere To Go is a support centre set up specially to help rough sleepers and disadvantaged, vulnerable adults. More >

North Somerset Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community. More >

The University of Bristol Law Clinic provides free advice and support to those unable to obtain legal support from elsewhere under the supervision of Law School staff. More >

Voluntary Action North Somerset's mission is to represent, empower and develop the Voluntary Sector in North Somerset. We also host the North Somerset Volunteer Centre. More >

Vision North Somerset is a registered charity supporting over 1500 blind and partially sighted people in North Somerset. More >

Wessex Water - if you are finding it hard to pay your water bill, we can help. We've helped more than 37,000 customers who were struggling to afford their bills or repay their debt and more than 25,000 customers are now benefiting from lower bills. More >

Westcountry Savings and Loans is a member owned, not-for-profit co-operative offering a truly local alternative to traditional banking and credit institutions. More >

Westonworks is here to help you reach your full potential in work, volunteering and learning. We provide 1-2-1, free, confidential, impartial advice on learning, work and volunteering. Anyone over 16 can use the service, whether you are looking for work, or have a job and want to get a better one, or are just thinking of a change. More >

We Care Home Improvements provides support to help people to live comfortably and independently at home for as long as they choose, enabling them to enjoy their lives in the surroundings they love. Our support includes specialist advice on home adaptations and accessible bathrooms. More >

Weston-super-Mare Foodbank provides three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in the Weston-super-Mare area who are referred to them in crisis.  More >