Community support

We are creating a directory of groups able to support and be supported by each other. Find out how to get your organisation listed here on our Community Aid South Glos page.

See what groups are available in your area

Almondsbury

Almondsbury Angels

Offers: Gardening;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of local volunteers helping with deliveries of newspapers and essentials via the community shop. Volunteers welcome.

Contact: Alison Rowe

Tel: 01454613223

Social media: Almondsbury Angels Facebook group

Alveston

Alveston community action group

Offers: Support for elderly and vulnerable people in our community including telephone buddies.

The group have street coordinators for every street in Alveston including volunteers to support them.

Contact person: Carly Rudrum-Baker

Tel: 07813 095565

Email: carlyrud@hotmail.com

Aust

Aust Parish Council

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection.

Aust Parish Council has assisted with setting up support within three villages in the Parish – Littleton-upon-Severn, Elberton and Aust. Each village has a network of volunteers to assist.

Tel: 07944258162

Email:ccollinson81@gmail.com

 

Elberton Covid-19 Community Support

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of Elberton residents who have offered to help neighbours in the village who cannot leave their homes during the current crisis.

Tel: 07889144509

Email: clairedhawkins@icloud.com

Bradley Stoke

AssistPlus Community Interest Company

Offers: Prescription collection; Phone chats for those who are lonely in the Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford Area

ASSISTPLUS CIC is a Bradley Stoke based Veteran Community Support  organisation which seeks to support military veterans living and working in South Gloucestershire.

Email: assistplus.uk@gmail.com

Tel: 07865448352

Social media: Assistplus.CIC

 

Pursey Drive Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of residents who have been involved with Neighbourhood Watch for 15 years that have adapted their role to cope with the current crisis.

Tel: Texts/WhatsApp only 07709081967

Email: dnhws@gmail.com

 

Re Engage Bradley Stoke

Offers: Prescription collection;Dog walking.

Currently offers telephone support for the elderly but can collect prescriptions as required.

Contact: Sarah Crisp

Tel: 07810 574477

Email: sarahcrisp2000@yahoo.co.uk

 

Stoke Gifford/Bradley Stoke COVID-19 Help and Support group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of individuals on facebook who are willing to give help in any form required.

Social media: Stoke Gifford/Bradley Stoke Covid-19 support Facebook group/

Tel: 07938152453

Email: benshadbolt@blueyonder.co.uk

Cadbury Heath, Upton Cheyney and Wick

BS30 COVID-19 Community Support Group

Offers: supporting local residents within the BS30 postcode

A local community Facebook group for residents of the BS30 postcode with over 2,300 members.

Contact person: Helene Cook

Email: helene.eleycook@gmail.com

Social media: BS30 Covid-19 support Facebook group

 

Juice Community Project

Juice will remain available for urgent help and assistance with picking up shopping, getting urgent supplies, posting mail or even making a friendly phone call. Volunteers welcome. Please contact us, and we will do our best to connect you with the appropriate service.

Tel: 01454302302

Email: hello​@juicecic.com

Web: juicecic.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Chipping Sodbury

Horton and Little Sodbury Community Support

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely;

Residents of Horton and Little Sodbury supporting one another during coronavirus and beyond. Volunteers welcome.

Social media: Horton & Little Sodbury Community Facebook group

Contact: chairman@halsvh.org.uk

Tel: 07711 672007

Cromhall

Cromhall Community Helpers

Offer: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely;

A group of local residents willing to help anyone in isolation, the vulnerable and elderly

Tel: 07748342519

Doynton village

Doynton Mutual Aid Group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking.

Community run support group for COVID19.

Web: www.doyntonvillage.org

Tel: 07887625881

Email: sarah.magraw@gmail.com

Dyrham & Hinton

Dyrham And Hinton Covid 19 Support Group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely;

Dyrham And Hinton residents group – volunteers welcome.

Tel:7786301200

Email:Kerry@healeycourt.co.uk

Social Media:

Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Charlton Hayes

BS34 COVID-19 Help, Support And Volunteering group

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Support for residents within the BS34 post code area. Volunteers welcome.

Social media: BS34 Covid_19 support facebook group

 

FACE Filton COVID-19 support group

Offers: outreach network looking to support vulnerable residents.

A local ‘task force’ of organisation; including school, church, town & L.A. councillors, FiltonVoice, OneYou & a SGC Public Health Officer, being led by a local youth & community charity FACE, which is coordinating a team of local resident volunteers. We have a phone helpline and a community ‘foodswap’. Volunteers from Filton welcome.

Tel: 0117 9691938 (10am-12pm, 6.30-8.30pm)

Tel: 07511985130

Email: Covid19@facefilton.org.uk

Public Communications are via FiltonVoice and the Filton News & Views Facebook page. There is a closed Facebook group for volunteers.

Web: www.filtonvoice.co.uk

Social media: filtonnewsandviews facebook page

Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath

Frampton Cotterell & Coalpit Heath Covid-19 Community Support

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Provides community-based support to residents in need  throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in a safe, collaborative and timely manner; helping neighbours to be good neighbours. Volunteers welcome.

Tel:07742604988

Email:COVID19FramptonAndCoalpit@gmail.com

Social Media: Covid19 Frampton&Coalpit Heath facebook group

Volunteer group: Frampton&coalpit heath volunteer facebook group

Hanham

Covid-19 – BS15 – Hanham (Bristol) Support

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A facebook group designed to give Hanham residents a platform to both access and offer help.

Tel:07811358186

Email: vickyrobinson26@gmail.com

Social media:Hanham BS15 support facebook group

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Acton Aid

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Support group for the parish of Iron Acton. Every household in the parish has been provided with our Hotline Number which is permanently manned on a rota basis by volunteer helpers.

Contact: Stephen Green, Chair

Tel:07771330149

Email: stevegreen201@yahoo.com

Web: www.actonaid.org.uk

Littleton-upon-Severn

Littleton Helping Hands

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection.

A support system for all vulnerable people in Littleton-upon-Severn. Everyone in the village has been contacted. There is a WhatsApp Group and a team of volunteers willing to help.

Email:pjlittleton@hotmail.com

Tel:07887656041

Kingswood, Woodstock & New Cheltenham

Covid-19 BS15 – Kingswood (Bristol) Support

Offer: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Single access point to local services where local residents can ask for/offer help, and be linked with local services without the need for searching. Volunteers welcome.

All the local support organisations are being placed under it’s umbrella, including Southern Brooks, Kingswood Foodbank, Holy Trinity Church, Bristol Community Cafes CIC, Impact Trust, and Bromford.

Contact: Cllr Andrea Reid

Email: Andrea.Reid@southglos.gov.uk

Tel: 07596 338097

Social media: Covid-19 BS15 – Kingswood Support facebook group

 

Kingswood Community Transport

Community Transport organisation providing a service for essential travel, to the shops and for medical appointments.

Tel:07872583307

Email:info@kingswoodct.org.uk

Social media:KingswoodCommunityTransport facebook page

Web: kingswoodct.org.uk

 

The Meeting Place

Offers: Phone chats for people who are feeling isolated or need someone to talk to.

The Meeting Place is holding online drop in sessions using Zoom video-conferencing during these times: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; Wednesday 2 pm – 4 pm; Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm.

Email: revbeverleycharles@gmail.com

Social media: The Meeting Place Kingswood facebook group

 

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Community organisation that works with communities to provide practical support to help people.

Web: https://southernbrooks.org.uk/

Tel: 01179 510434

Email: office@southernbrooks.org.uk

Mangotsfield

Mangotsfield COVID 19 Community Group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of volunteers supporting those in need in the Mangotsfield community and nearby areas.

Tel: 07507168700

Email: cliveeheath@hotmail.co.uk

Social media: Mangotsfield Matters facebook page

 

Mangotsfield and Staple Hill Councillors

Offers: Sign posting to our other local support services;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Contact: Mike 07875631817

Email: michael.bell@southglos.gov.uk

Contact: Ian 07562437598

Contact: Katie: 07507168700

Social Media: Staple Hill &Mangotsfield residents facebook page

 

North Bristol Foodbank

Resound Foodbank Outlet is open Friday 10-12.00hrs

Tel: 01173050969

Email: info@resoundbristol.co.uk

 

Staple Hill Community Hub

Offer: Free food parcels for people in Staple Hill and Mangotsfield who are struggling to afford basic food supplies. Helpline open Monday, 12-4pm; Tues, Weds, Thurs, 10am – 4pm. Volunteers welcome. Donations of long-life food items welcome to Salvation Army, Broad Street, Staple Hill, 11am-noon, Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat.

Tel: 0743473751

Email: hello@staplehillcommunityhub.org.uk

Web: staplehillcommunityhub.org.uk

Marshfield

Marshfield Community Centre /Community Library

A group of volunteers offering: Books, jigsaws; Grocery shopping; Prescription collection;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Tel:07513106206

Email: Dawn.d.brooks@icloud.com

Oldbury-on-Severn

Kington vs Covid-19

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Informal group of neighbours in the hamlet of Kington, Oldbury-on-Severn parish.

Tel:01454411907

Email:melinda_rackham@yahoo.co.uk

Olveston and Tockington

Old Down Community Support

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Telephone helpline and Facebook group for residents of Old Down village.

Tel: 07967609266

Email: di.buckley@olvestonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Social media: Old Down Neighbours facebook group

 

Olveston Parish community group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of Olveston & Tockington residents helped by Olveston Parish Council and St Mary’s Church Olveston.

Contact person: Martin Gibson, Church Warden at St Mary’s

Tel: 01454 616865

Email: mrtngibs@aol.com

Patchway

Covid-19 Help, Support And Volunteering Patchway

photocopying, printing, leaflet dropping, supporting vulnerable and isolated individuals.

Email:michellescammell@hotmail.com

Social media: Covid-19 Help, Support And Volunteering Patchway facebook page

 

North Bristol Foodbank

Patchway Foodbank Outlet open: Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 hrs at St Chad’s Church, Rodway Rd, Patchway, BS34 5ED.  If you wish to volunteer for Foodbank please contact Revd Howard Jameson. If you need to access Foodbank you will need to obtain an appropriate voucher. These can be obtained from The Hub on Rodway Road in Patchway.

Tel: 770704090

Tel: 01179793978

 

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Community organisation that works with communities to provide practical support to help people.

Web: https://southernbrooks.org.uk/

Tel: 01454 868570

Email: office@southernbrooks.org.uk

Pilning, Northwick and Severn Beach

Pilning, Northwick & Severn Beach Isolation Support Group

Offers:Prescription collection;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A team of volunteers offering a point of contact for anyone during this period of uncertainty. Volunteers welcome.

Tel: 07581375539

Email: covispandsb@gmail.com

Social media: PilningNorthwick&SevernBeach Covid 19 isolation support facebook group

Pucklechurch and Shortwood

Pucklechurch and shortwood good neighbours scheme

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A residents’ association of neighbours with dbs checked volunteers.

Tel: 07961939574

Email: Goodneighbours@pucklechurch.org

Social media: Pucklechurch and shortwood neighbours facebook page

Rangeworthy

Rangeworthy and Bagstone Coronavirus support

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Group of volunteers covering the villages of Rangeworthy and Bagstone trying to assist those who need help and support during this difficult time. Volunteers welcome.

Social media: Rangeworthy & Bagstone support Facebook group

Contact: Jane Guest

Tel: 07814199276

Email: Jane64guest@gmail.co.uk

Staple Hill and Mangotsfield

Staple Hill Community Hub

Offer: Free food parcels for people in Staple Hill and Mangotsfield who are struggling to afford basic food supplies. Helpline open Monday, 12-4pm; Tues, Weds, Thurs, 10am – 4pm. Volunteers welcome. Donations of long-life food items welcome to Salvation Army, Broad Street, Staple Hill, 11am-noon, Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat.

Tel: 07434737512

Email: hello@staplehillcommunityhub.org.uk

Web: staplehillcommunityhub.org.uk

 

Staple Hill and Mangotsfield Councillors

Offers: Sign posting to our other local support services; Food parcels; Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Contact: Ian 07562437598

Email:Ian.boulton@southglos.gov.uk

Contact: Katie: 07507168700

Contact: Mike 07875631817

Social Media: Staple Hill &Mangotsfield residents facebook page

Stoke Gifford

Bakers Ground neighbourhood group

Offers: Cooked meals;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Facebook group for residents of Bakers Ground, Stoke Gifford, to offer or request help from neighbours.

Bakers Ground neighbourhood Facebook group

Tel: 07790223954

 

Stoke Gifford/Bradley Stoke COVID-19 Help and Support group

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A group of individuals on facebook who are willing to give help in any form required.

Social media: Stoke Gifford/Bradley Stoke Covid-19 support Facebook group/

Tel: 07938152453

Email: benshadbolt@blueyonder.co.uk

Thornbury

Cumbria Close Neighbours group, Thornbury

Offer: Post Office;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

A team of neighbours living on Cumbria Close, to support those self isolating with Covid19

Tel: 07957 696913

Email: mailto:katiejarvis@live.com

Social media: Cumbria Close support facebook group

 

I can offer (Thornbury)

Offers: Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Facebook group created to link people in Thornbury willing to help out in any way possible at this time of health crisis.

Thornbury.

Tel: 07842188448

Email: rml.williams@blueyonder.co.uk

Social media: I can offer (Thornbury) facebook page

 

Thornbury Baptist Church

Offers: Foodbank Friday 14:00 – 16:00 hrs;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Thornbury Baptist Church is committed to showing care and love to the community. Volunteers welcome.

Tel: 07305 863903‬

Email: office@thornburybaptistchurch.org.uk

Web: www.thornburybaptistchurch.org.uk

Social media: ThornburyBaptistChurch facebook page

 

Walnut Close Support Group, Thornbury

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Support for those self isolating or at risk due to Coronavirus in Walnut Close, Thornbury.

Tel: 07940751253

Email:Mindy.baldwin@hotmail.co.uk

Westerleigh

Westerleigh Neighbourhood Watch

Offers: Any help needed;Grocery shopping;Prescription collection;Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely. Volunteers welcome.

Tel: 01454311859

Email: WesterleighNW@gmail.com

Web: westerleigh-village.co.uk

Winterbourne

Covid-19 Winterbourne and Winterbourne Down Response Group

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking;Phone chats for those who are lonely.

This is the local Coronavirus response Facebook group for residents of Winterbourne and Winterbourne Down. The purpose of the group is to look after each other, keep in contact and respond to local need wherever possible. Volunteers welcome.

Social media: Winterbourne Covid-19 response facebook groups

Wotton Under Edge

Wotton Area Mutual Aid

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection; Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Community support group for the Wotton under Edge area including Charfield. Volunteers welcome.

Social media: Wotton Area Mutual Aid Facebook page

Tel:07545 042794

Yate and Sodbury

Green Community Travel

Offers: Essential travel, Prescription collection and other essential items;Phone chats for those who are lonely;

Community transport organisation for those that cannot access public transport. Area covered: Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury, Horton, Tormarton, Badminton, Hawkesbury, Wickwar, Charfield, Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Iron Acton, Winterbourne and Winterbourne Down, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Westerleigh and Pucklechurch as well as other villages in the surrounding area and areas in-between. We also travel to Downend, Kingswood, Emersons Green and Thornbury. We will also travel to all of the Bristol hospitals.

Tel:01454 228706

Email: admin@greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Email: mailto:manager@greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Web: www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk/

Social media: Greencommunitytravel facebook page

 

North Bristol Foodbank

Yate Foodbank Outlet is open Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00; Fri day 10:00 – 12:00 hrs.

Contact: Elaine Waver, Food Bank volunteer lead

Tel: 07512 523343

Email: foodbank@ctr-yate.org

Web: North Bristol Foodbank/yatechippingsodbury

 

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Community organisation that provides practical support to help people.

Web: https://southernbrooks.org.uk/

Abbotswood Hub and Cranleigh Court Hub

Tel: 01454868570

Email: office@southernbrooks.org.uk

 

Yate Town Council

Yate Town Council has launched a Corona Battle Fund to support local community groups. If your organisation is assisting residents in this time of crisis and needs financial support, please read the guidelines on the webpage and complete and submit an application form.

Contact: Leah Collier, Town Council Community Project Lead

Tel: 01454866506

Email: info@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk

Web: www.yatetowncouncil.gov.uk//covid-19

 

Yate and Sodbury Covid-19 Help & Support

Offers: Grocery shopping; Prescription collection;Dog walking; Phone chats for those who are lonely.

Community group building a register of point-of-contact volunteers for each road in Sodbury and Yate, particularly if they have been DBS-checked. Volunteers welcome.

Social Media:Yate and Sodbury Covid-19 Help&Support facebook group

South Gloucestershire-wide

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

Offers: Holistic phone advice.

Citizens Advice is a charity and part of the South Glos Advice Consortium able to give telephone advice: Mondays 11am-2pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm; Tuesdays 10am-3pm; Wednesdays 10am-12pm; Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm; Fridays 10am-1pm.

Tel: 01454334961

Email:mailto:chantal.watts@southgloscab.org.uk

Web: http://www.southgloscab.org.uk

 

COVID-19 Help, Support And Volunteering South Glos and Bristol

Facebook group created to help support communities in South Glos and Bristol.

Contact: mattpalmer2011@hotmail.co.uk

Social media: Covid-19 help&support SouthGlos&Bristol facebook group

 

Green Community Travel

Offers: Essential travel, Prescription collection and other essential items;Phone chats for those who are lonely;

Community transport organisation for those that cannot access public transport. Area covered: Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury, Horton, Tormarton, Badminton, Hawkesbury, Wickwar, Charfield, Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Iron Acton, Winterbourne and Winterbourne Down, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Westerleigh and Pucklechurch as well as other villages in the surrounding area and areas in-between. We also travel to Downend, Kingswood, Emersons Green and Thornbury. We will also travel to all of the Bristol hospitals.

Tel:01454 228706

Email: admin@greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Email: mailto:manager@greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Web: www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk/

Social media: Greencommunitytravel facebook page

 

North Bristol Advice Centre

Offers: Welfare benefits and debt advice by telephone and email.

Registered charity providing specialist welfare benefits and debt advice.

Email: team@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Tel: 07731842763

Tel: 07595047278

Web: www.northbristoladvice.org.uk

 

SSAFA Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Offers: Food vouchers, electric/gas top ups, white/brown goods.

SSAFA is an armed forces charity assisting veterans and their dependants including reservists.

Tel: 01179638082

Email: Bristol.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Web: www.ssafa.org.uk

 

 

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