Useful Websites

Organisations of/for Disabled people in Bristol

ACTION for ME – charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and their carers. is their youth site.

The Care Forum – promotes health and wellbeing, challenges inequalities and enables organisations and individuals to make choices in health and social care.

Artists First is a group of 16 disabled visual artists with learning difficulties based in Bristol.  They have been working together since 1988. They are used to running their own studios and have organised and been part of many exhibitions, residencies and open studio events.

Asian Health and Care Association – A day service for Asian elders (some of whom have mental health problems). The main focus of the Association is health and social care.

Barton Hill Settlement – Barton Hill Settlement provides services, facilities, and community development to Barton Hill and surrounding areas of East Bristol.

Cerebral Palsy Plus – A Bristol based charity working with children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, their families and their carers.

Dance Voice – Dance movement therapy centre

The Driving and Mobility Centre West of England – supports disabled and older people to be mobile and independent, and to stay safe on the road. Occupational Therapists and Driving Advisors are available to assess ability to drive a vehicle safely and in comfort.

Next Link Domestic Abuse provides specialist domestic abuse services for women and children in Bristol including dedicated BME, South Asian and Somali services and a GP referral service.

WE Care and Repair  – support anyone over 60, and Disabled people of all ages, in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset areas, to live independently in their own homes.

WECIL – West of England Centre for Inclusive Living – provides a wide range of advice and services which support disabled people in different areas in Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset, South Gloucestershire

Bristol Dial-A-Ride – is a minibus service for those people who for whatever reason cannot use existing conventional public transport.

Bristol Shopmobility – is a Charity based in the City Centre whose aim is to assist people with mobility impairments, temporary or permanent, to get around the locality.

Other useful websites and organisations

Accessible Bristol – is a cross sector group concerned with promoting best practice in the development of accessible technology.

Avon And Bristol Law Centre – provide advice on community care, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration & asylum, mental health and welfare benefits to people living in the Bristol area.

Photographers With Disabilities – for the benefit of Disabled people to practise the art of photography. This site allows anyone to post a problem about public transport.

Carers Support Centre – provides support, information and advice to carers of any age living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.

Disability Law Service Run by and for disabled people DLS is a registered national charity. We have provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years.  London based

DisabledGo – is an online guide to the accessibility of thousands of venues and places around the country.

Disabled People Against the Cuts – is a national movement of Deaf and Disabled people and allies who campaign against austerity. They fight for justice and human rights for all people.

Disability Rights UK – is a national organisation led by Disabled people and people with health conditions, from different communities. They work with allies towards equal participation for all.

Forestry Commission. Forest Explorer App – Locate your nearest Forestry Commission woodland and quickly find out what you can do, see and discover with our free app.  We reckon you should check it meets your access needs before uploading it tho.

Role models: inspire a generation – a collection of YouTube videos about the achievements of disabled people intended to inspire young people.

Well Aware – is the local health and wellbeing database fro Bristol and surrounding areas.

Healthwatch Bristol – is the independent champion for health and social care in Bristol.

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People – support all Deaf or Hard of Hearing people in the Bristol area, as well as their friends and families.

Equalities Organisations in Bristol

Bristol City Council Equality Groups

LGBT Bristol

Bristol Multi-Faith Forum

Bristol Older Peoples Forum

Advice and Support in Bristol

North Bristol Advice Centre –free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Shire Advice Service –free advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues, etc.

St Pauls Advice Centre – free advice in the heart of St Pauls.

South Bristol Advice Services – Free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.

Age UK Bristol – free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers.

Citizens Advice Bristol

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

Bath and North East Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau

Welfare, Rights and Money Advice Service (WRAMAS) – specialist welfare rights and money advice support services

Avon and Bristol Law Centre – specialist legal advice and representation to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice. Their solicitors focus on social welfare law issues such as community care, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration & asylum, mental health and welfare benefits to people living in Bristol and in some cases across the South West

Shelter Bristol – free legal advice relating to a wide range of housing issues

WECIL – specialist advice and advocacy support to anyone living with a disability aiming to challenge the barriers to independent living

Talking Money – free, high quality advice and support to people in financial hardship

Cerebral Palsy Group – provide FREE support and useful resources to individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services – take reports of disability hate crime & deliver training.

Somerset and Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) – run weekly groups for women with learning disabilities who’ve been sexually abused.


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