Clicking on the underlined headers will take you to the appropriate websites
The Outreach team works with rough sleepers to support them to secure accomodation and prevent homelessness. Outreach links in with people who are sleeping rough to build up trusting relationships, and help them in their recovery and moving off the streets into appropriate accommodation. The team also signposts rough sleepers to relevant support services, and can support with benefits claims. Based at The Compass Centre – to speak to a member of the outreach team please call 0117 944 0581
The Wellbeing Service aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Bristol. The Wellbeing Service uses ideas from psychology to help you make positive changes to your life and help you to deal with things that cause you problems. Tel: 0117 944 0585
The Wild Goose Cafe is a project run by Crisis Centre Ministries, or ‘CCM’, a Christian run local charity based in Bristol. They are a charity working to improve the lives of socially excluded, homeless people and those with addiction problems. On 27 November 2010 CCM opened a new drop-in centre on Stapleton Road, moving from small premises at 12 City Road to a much larger and better equipped building in Easton.
The Big Issue exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. We produce a weekly entertainment and current affairs magazine which vendors buy from us for £1 and sell to the public for £2.50, keeping £1 for themselves.
The Julian Trust Night Shelter Emergency Access Hostel Age 18+ 9.30 pm until 7.30am six nights a week, closed Thursdays.
– 15 bed spaces on first come, first served basis.
Little Bishop Street, St. Paul’s Bristol
Harm reduction, drug awareness and services for people with problematic drug use. Needle exchange available Mon – Sat, this includes evening opening until 8pm
A free at the point of delivery treatment service for those requiring input from a specialist drug and alcohol service. This includes counselling, psychological therapies, advice and information for people with alcohol or drug related problems. Referral through ROADS
A new more flexible service to help people in Bristol who are tackling drug and alcohol problems has been made available called Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service). Building on the previous service, it has been designed to join up treatment and support services more effectively to help people move from dependence on drug and alcohol to good health and a stable and positive lifestyle
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.
Second Step is the leading provider of recovery-orientated support services and good quality housing to more than 550 people between 16 and 65 with mental health and other related support needs across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES). Second Step provide housing with support for homeless people with mental health support needs and also support to people in their own homes.
Next Link 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 support women who are homeless, or have a history of sleeping rough or whose housing is at risk because of their mental health issues.
Missing Link Is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. It was e established in 1982 to provide a range of housing and support to women that either have acute or long term mental health needs.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Southmead project is a registered charity providing free thereputic and practical support to adults who were abused as children, and have turned to drugs, alcohol, and other ways of self harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Drug Specialist Liaison Nurses
Bristol Royal Infirmary Telephone: 0117 3424204
Primary Care Liason Service (PCLS)
PCLS – Provides assessment and treatment for people with Mental Health issues. Bristol Assessment and short term intervention, the team provides the access into the mental health service for central Bristol. Telephone 0117 91905670
Early Interventions for Psychosis
Early intervention in psychosis teams have been developing nationally since 2002. Each team provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary service to help people and their families as early as possible, giving them the best chance of preventing long term problems. Telephone 01249 468261or freephone 0800 073 1778
Bristol Sexual Health Services
Bristol Health Services are the main provider of NHS sexual health, contraception and pregnancy advisory services in Bristol. This includes our main City Centre location at the Central Health Clinic to arrange an appointment call Bristol Sexual Health Centre on (0117) 342 6900.
An integrated, comprehensive sexual assault support service for men, women and children in the Avon and Somerset area. At The Bridge, they have specially trained, experienced professionals who can provide –
•Sexual health information and referral services
•Information about reporting to the police and judicial processe
•Forensic medical facilities
•Post-sexual assault follow-up care
•Support through the criminal justice system
•Practical support and referrals to other community services
•Consultation services to other professionals
For over 21 years the Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA) has been providing hope, through treatment, to thousands of people experiencing problems because of drug and alcohol misuse and dependency. ARA offers a professional service with trained staff and volunteers who are supported in undertaking accredited training and achieving recognised qualifications in line with DANOS requirements. The organisation recognises the importance of high quality supervision and support as well as a good working environment with access to the latest IT facilities.
Referral through ROADS