At BASE we try to make sure that young people feel they are getting support that makes a difference to their lives. What young people do when they meet their worker varies from one young person to the next. Some young people will want to sit and talk about problems they face; others will do activities with their worker; others may just want practical help initially before they feel ready to address the difficult experiences they have faced.
Free naloxone supply and training. A lifesaving drug which temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose from drugs such as heroin, methadone and morphine. It can be used to help buy time and keep the casualty alive until the ambulance arrives.
MindLine, MindLine Trans+, Meeting Minds Counselling Service, Outreach Advocacy, Hate Crime Service, Advocacy in Hospital, BME Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocate, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Deprivation of Liberty Service
Bristol Reconnect builds bridges between people who face severe and multiple disadvantages, and the wider community. These disadvantages include things like homelessness, addictions, mental health problems, imprisonment and other severe challenges. Bristol Reconnect enables people with these experiences to re-engage with their communities. And we help to build resilient communities that can engage with and create opportunities for their socially excluded members
Our Macmillan advice team can help anyone diagnosed with cancer who needs support with benefits applications and money advice. We also run weekly welfare benefits advice sessions out of various GP practices in the city. Visit www.bristolcab.org.uk for more details.
Healthwatch Bristol is an independent watchdog for health and social care. We work on behalf of the whole community and provide a framework through which local people can have their say about health and social care services. The information gathered is shared with the services to help improve and shape healthcare provision to the public.
There is also a criminal justice caseworker and a mental health caseworker for use by women who access the drop-in space. For use only by women who access the drop-in space. The drop-in is only for women trapped in, or at risk of, street sex work.
A supported housing scheme providing temporary accommodation for 42 single homeless men and women 18+. Clients have sole occupancy of a room and share other facilities such as a kitchen, bathroom, toilet and lounge with 6-7 other residents.
Applicants should have low support needs and be willing to engage with the support service provided. Applicants are referred onto the waiting list via Bristol city Council’s Accommodation Service team, or via Phoenix Court.
SARSAS are a specialist support service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We offer free, confidential, specialist support for survivors over the age of 13 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. This is regardless of whether or not they choose to report. The support we offer consists of emotional and practical support, a freephone helpline, E support, 1-1 support by phone or face to face, specialist counselling, information and support resources.
We also campaign to raise awareness of and challenge misconceptions about sexual violence and abuse as well as delivering training and consent-based workshops to professional organisations, schools and universities.
“Helpline Women and Girls Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm, Tue, Wed & Fri 6pm – 8:30pm
Men and Boys Mon 11am – 2pm, Tue 6pm – 8:30pm”
Streetwise is a multi-agency project that deals with street-based Anti-Social Behaviour. We refer people for support to try and tackle the immediate causes of such behaviour whilst taking an incremental approach to enforcement where offers of support aren’t taken up.
Health advice – Signposting and referrals
Mental health advice – Signposting and referrals
Education, Training & Employment – Signposting and referrals
Money management and mainstream financial services agencies – Signposting and referrals
Magazine sales and vendor sales training
Service Brokerage: We deliver Information, Advice and Guidance services to vendors, identifying needs and services required and to work with partners to create access to those services.