Useful Links

Council Tax Housing Benefit advice clinic


Well Aware

Well Aware is a directory of groups and organisations offering health and wellbeing services and activities in your local area.

Well Aware, The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill |Avenue, Fishponds. Bristol. BS16 2QQ.

 Tel:0808 808 5252


North Somerset Learning Disabilities

The website for adults with Learning Disabilities in North Somerset

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
The Law Centre provides a free legal advice and advocacy service for low paid and unwaged people. Also for people experiencing unlawful discrimination.
2 Moon Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS2 8QE

0117 924 8662

Age UK Somerset

Lots of useful information, fact sheets, Information and advice drop ins and social activities in North Somerset.

Bristol Debt Advice Centre

Free debt advice, from a team of highly experienced advisers, who will help you find the best financial solution to suit your needs, depending upon your circumstances.
2nd floor, 48-54, West St, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0BL
0117 9543990

One True Step

Supporting Individuals and changing the culture in services for people with learning

disability within the local area


Tel: 01934 806856

Care & Repair
Provides advice in relation to adaptation requirements, grants towards necessary work and provision of personnel to carry out small essential adaptations (e.g. handrails and minor repairs, carpentry, plumbing, charging only for the cost of materials).
WE Care & Repair

Equipment & Demonstration Centre


Tel:  01275 888804

 5 Hide Market Waterloo Road St Philips, Bristol BS2 0PL

Weston Super Mare

                             Motex Centre Winterstoke Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 3YW

Tel:  01275 888804

Citizens Advice Bureau
Free, confidential and impartial advice on any subject available.
A limited service is available in Nailsea:

Methodist Church Comm. Rooms, Silver Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS

More on CAB in Nailsea
CAB in Bristol:

12 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HL
0844 499 4718

The Disability and Carers Service
The DCS is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). With offices across the country, the agency provides financial support for disabled people and carers, through the administration of: Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance etc.
Benefits Enquiry Line: 0800 882200
Disability Living Allowance/Attendance Allowance: 0845 7123456
Carer’s Allowance: 01253 856123

Disability Living Centre
Has a range of information and products for disabled people and gives impartial information about them.
The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ

0117 9653651

Dogs for the Disabled

Provide specially trained dogs to assist disabled people to live independent lives.
The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxon OX17 2BS

08700 776600

Motability Scheme
Enables people to use their government funded mobility allowances to lease a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
Car scheme: 0845 4564566
Wheelchair/scooter scheme: 0845 6076260

MS Therapy Centre
Offers physiotherapy, dietary advice, help concerning benefits, counselling and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
01275 858806

Nailsea and District Community Transport
Fully accessible mini-buses run regular shopping excursions for the elderly, disabled and their carers for a minimal membership fee. Bookings should be made via their office.

Unit 10, Coates Industrial Estate, Southfield Road, Nailsea, BS48 1JN

01275 855552

Parkinsons Disease Society – NW Somerset Branch

Support, advice and information for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends
Mrs Dorothy Close, 01275 866106

Disability Rights UK

DR UK is itself led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities. We work with allies committed to equal participation for all. Together we can be stronger.

RNID – Royal National Institute for the Deaf
Support deaf and hard of hearing people by providing help, advice, equipment and supported housing.
Information Line (Freephone): 0808 8080123

RNIB – Royal National Institute for the Blind

Helpline: 08457 669 999

Office: 020 7388 1266

Support group for all people with, or caring for people with, Cerebral Palsy. If you need information, advice or just someone to talk to, call free on 0808 800 3333

Vision North Somerset
Formerly Woodspring Association for Blind People, Vision North Somerset now provides a range of services and support for people with impaired vision across North Somerset. This includes:

Registration of Blind and Partially Sighted people


Resource and Information Centre

Special Needs Advice

Management of Talking Book Service

Social and activity Clubs

Drop-in CentreHome Visiting Service (Befriending)

Benefits Advice

Vision North Somerset contacts:

01934 419393

Vision North Somerset, 3 Neva Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 1YD

Advice and guidance of living with depression in later life

Mind Mental Health

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

The Importance of Proper Oral Health During Senior Years

UK Addiction Treatment Centres (Non-NHS)

Birth Injury Centre

 Electric Vehicles & Accessibility-A Drivers Guide