Coronavirus (Covid-19): service updates, support and health advice.

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Community support groups in South Gloucestershire

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Age UK South Gloucestershire

Age UK South Gloucestershire supporters older people (over 50) with information and benefits advice as well as befrieinding.  All of these services are currently available over the telephone and Age UK also has a national telephone line, Call in Time, where people can chat to someone if they are feeling isolated or lonely.

Offers: phone chats, specialist advice services, volunteering opportunities/community support

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/southgloucestershire/

Telephone: 01454411707

Email: info@ageuksouthglos.org.uk

Social media: Age UK South Glos facebook page

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a national Charity providing support to people affected by Dementia. During the current Covid-19 situation, we are able to offer telephone support and provide information to anyone concerned about memory loss. We are also running a number of virtual groups.

Offers: phone chats, specialist advice services

Website: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Telephone: 03331503456

Email: SouthGloucestershire@alzheimers.org.uk

Social media: Alzheimer's Society facebook page

Carers Support Centre

Carers Support Centre is working locally to support carers of all ages through this very challenging time. Services include information and advice, carers assessments, counselling, befriending, employment support, virtual carers’ groups, online training, and the Carers Emergency Card.

Assessments, reviews, support, advice and information services are currently all being provided by telephone.

Contact us Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and Monday to Thursday 2pm – 4pm.

Offers: phone chats, specialist advice services, volunteering opportunities/community support

Website: https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Telephone: 0117 965 2200

Email: CarersLine@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Social media: Carers Support Centre facebook page

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

We are a charity and part of the South Glos Advice Consortium. We offer free confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects.

We can help with most everyday problems from employment to housing and debt.

For information on Universal Credit please use our Universal Support page

We are currently able to offer advice at a local level, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm on 01454 334961.

Our national line is also open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, 03444 111 444

Offers: specialist advice services, welfare benefits and debt advice

Website: https://www.southgloscab.org.uk/

Telephone: 01454334961

Email: bureau@sgloscab.cabnet.org.uk

Social media: Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire facebook page

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

Facebook group created to help support volunteering in mutual aid groups across South Glos and Bristol. Volunteers welcome.

Offers: volunteering opportunities/community support

Website: https://thecommunityhub-basg.co.uk

Email: mattpalmer2011@hotmail.co.uk

Social media: COVID-19 Help, Support And Volunteering South Glos and Bristol facebook group

CVS South Gloucestershire

CVS South Gloucestershire provides support and advice to mutual aid and community groups and organisations. There is a weekly support session for mutual aid groups via Zoom on Thursdays; contact us for further information.

Offers: specialist advice services, volunteering opportunities/community support

Website: https://www.cvs-sg.org.uk/contact-us/

Telephone: 01454865205

Email: businesssupportofficer@cvs-sg.org.uk

Healthwatch South Gloucestershire

Healthwatch South Gloucestershire is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. It aims to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. It can signpost you to important health information and community support or have a friendly chat to help you through this difficult time.

Offers: phone chats, specialist advice services

Website: https://www.healthwatchsouthglos.co.uk/

Telephone: 07944373235

Email: contact@healthwatchsouthglos.co.uk

Social media: Healthwatch South Glos facebook page

Ignite Life

Ignite Life is a local charity whose mission is to give life changing experiences and opportunities to young people in need. Currently, we are providing COVID-19 crisis services. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring and respite services, family safeguarding and welfare support and sourcing and delivery of food and essential items.

Offers: crisis support, food (parcels; foodbank; cooked meals), support for young people, volunteering opportunities/community support

Website: https://ignite-life.co.uk/

Telephone: 07814019447

Email: hello@ignite-life.co.uk

Social media: Ignite Life UK facebook page

Mamas Bristol

Mamas Bristol is a South Glos and Bristol online Community Group who enable the swapping and giving away of family items for free. We aim to reduce the cost of family living, reduce waste and reduce isolation. We also have relationships with charities and support networks that we can direct individuals to.

Offers: food (parcels; foodbank; cooked meals), phone chats

Telephone: 07464015762

Email: MamasBristol@outlook.com

Social media: Mama's Community Aid facebook page

North Bristol Advice Centre

Registered charity providing specialist welfare benefits and debt advice to the communities of North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. NBAC aims to promote social justice and combat poverty by providing free and independent advice and support that enables people to develop skills, improve wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives and communities. In order to keep staff and clients safe, NBAC is now offering telephone advice only for debt and welfare rights.

Offers: welfare benefits and debt advice

Website: http://www.northbristoladvice.org.uk/

Telephone: 07731842763

Email: team@northbristoladvice.org.uk

Social media: North Bristol Facebook page

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