Avon & Bristol Law Centre offers specialist housing advice for people in Bristol and the surrounding area. If you have applied as homeless to the local authority and feel that an incorrect decision has been made then we may be able to assist you. We cannot advise on Homechoice banding. More info
Call Reception on 0117 924 8662, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend our offices in Stokes Croft. We are limited by capacity, and will have to signpost certain issues that we cannot advise on.
We advise on issues such as homelessness and the threat of homelessness, housing benefit, rent arrears, landlord & tenant problems, private renting, repossession action by landlords and security of tenure, housing conditions & disrepair, overcrowding, housing & relationship breakdown, domestic violence, racial and other types of harassment, applications for social housing and supported accommodation. More info
Call: (0117) 935 1260 for telephone advice and appointments or
Shelter provides independent and confidential advice and support. We can help you if you are:
1. Living in run-down, dangerous or overcrowded housing
2. Facing homelessness or are worried you could become homeless
3. Having problems with your landlord (both private landlords or local council / social landlord)
4. Facing eviction or repossession
5. Unsure how the benefit changes affect your housing
6. Dealing with priority debts, negotiating payment plans or want help managing a budget
Within our team with have legal specialists who are experts in housing law and if you are eligible for legal aid they can give you free advice and legal representation.
We also offer specialised support services for people who are living in unsuitable accommodation or who are facing homelessness. Our skills support service can help with things like finding or preparing for work. Our DIY skills Adviser can assist you with managing small repairs to your property.
Every day we hold drop in service from 9.30am - 12 noon. No appointment is necessary, but you may need to wait to be seen. We also offer pre-booked appointments throughout the day and you can call us during our office hours.
St Pauls Advice Centre can provide basic level housing advice but may need to signpost to other agencies if the issues are more complex. More info
Via our main office at 146 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8YA
Monday 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm Appointments and reception services, and benefits call-back service
Tuesday 10am-4pm Debt Advice Tuesdays: Drop-in debt advice and reception services and benefits call-back service
Wednesday 2pm-4pm Appointments and reception services and benefits call-back service
Thursday 10am-4pm Drop-in Advice and reception services and benefits call-back service
Friday 10am-12pm Appointments and reception services and benefits call-back service
We also offer advice at outreach venues:
Tuesdays at Montpelier Health Centre 9.30am-11.30am Drop-in Specialist Benefit Advice
Thursdays at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre 10am-12pm Appointments - specialist welfare benefits