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.

For a more full list of organisations offering advice, information and support, download our pdf:
Finding Help in North Somerset

Age UK Somerset provides an independent, confidential and free advice service for older people and their families. Support includes help with benefits and many factsheets.

Alliance Homes offer a wide range of support services to people living in North Somerset with the aim of supporting you to live independent, safe and fulfilled lives.

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

Big Worle  is a  community-led initiative which was awarded Lottery funding to enable the area of Worle to become an even better place to live.

Brigstowe offers specialist, confidential and free support, advice and information to anyone affected by HIV. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV.

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

Bristol Law Centre provides specialist free legal advice in Bristol and beyond, for people who could not otherwise access justice. Find out how we can help you, or how you can help us.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy is an independent national charity that shares our knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy.

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.

Curo provides support services to a wide range of clients, including homeless young people and families, older and disabled people, and those affected by mental health issues or memory loss.

The Community Justice Fund helps specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and for longer-term renewal.

Debt Free South West is a partnership of nine advice agencies established to help people who have money and debt problems in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

The For All Healthy Living Company, runs the Healthy Living Centre and provides a range of services, facilities and activities for the local community of South Ward in Weston-super-Mare.

Healthwatch North Somerset is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services, by seeking to improve access and changes to services.

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.

Home-Start North Somerset offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in North Somerset, by means of parent-to-parent support.

The Legal Aid Agency provides civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems.

Multicultural Friendship Association promotes friendship, mutual respect and understanding between people of different cultures living in and around Weston-super-Mare.

MPs can help with issues that are the responsibility of UK Parliament:

Nailsea Disability Initiative is based in Nailsea and provides free information and advice to the public, if you, a friend or relative has an issue of concern relating to disability.

North Somerset BME Network aims to be a focal point for the BME voluntary sector and provide mutual support.

 

North Somerset Council Housing Advice Team provides help, advice and information if you are homeless or need support with housing costs.

North Somerset Council is the local authority of North Somerset. It provides a full range of local government services, including Council Tax and social services.

North Somerset LGBT+ Forum is a locally-based registered charity formed to support members of the LGBT+ community, their friends and families within North Somerset.

North Somerset Stroke Recovery Service provides information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. For stroke survivors, carers and family members.

North Somerset Wellbeing Collective is a new collaboration of independent groups who all share the common goal of improving the health and wellbeing of people in the area.

North Somerset Together  provides information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can help, where to get support and the latest information.

Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that aims to enrich lives, connect people and build stronger communities with projects that make a real difference.

Pier Health is a GP partnership in Weston-super-Mare, Worle & local villages. Provides healthcare for patients across nine practices and shares  expert knowledge, skills and resources.

Rethink Mental Illness  & North Somerset Mental Health Floating Support offers individual support to people experiencing poor mental health.

Second Step is a mental health and housing charity in the South West providing support for those experiencing mental health, or housing difficulties.

SARI provides support and advice to victims of hate, and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law.

65 High Street in Nailsea is a digital learning centre to support health and wellbeing and is a venue for everyone in the community.

SSAFA helps veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community by providing support, advice and a variety of practical services.

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

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.

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

We Are With You provides free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health for people over 18, living in North Somerset.

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.

We Care Home Improvements provides support to help people to live comfortably and independently at home for as long as they choose.

Wessex Water - can provide help to customers who are finding it hard to pay their water bills. There are a number of schemes such as spreading the cost of the bill and debt repayment plans.

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.

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