Two new advice services will be available in Southmead from 25 February, thanks to additional funding secured by North Bristol Advice Centre. The following aim to help people maximise their income and improve financial wellbeing:
Southmead Advice Appointments, Wednesday mornings, The Greenway Community Practice, Southmead – weekly appointments to help with benefits queries. This includes explaining paperwork, doing benefits checks, filling out appeal requests or mandatory reconsiderations. Those needing additional, specialist support will be referred into other NBAC services. Booking is essential.
Home visits for over 50s – for older people to help them stay independent in their homes. This could be due to a change in their circumstances, such as ill health or bereavement. We can do a benefits checks to make sure they are claiming all their entitlements; help with form filling (such as benefits forms, blue badge, charity applications); look at ways to reduce household costs; and signpost to local services and support (covering Southmead, Lockleaze, Horfield, Henbury, Brentry, Henleaze, Shirehampton and Lawrence Weston).
In addition, North Bristol Advice Centre’s popular Get Online drop-in to help people to get online and develop their digital skills will now run two mornings per week in Lockleaze. Volunteers can help with filling in online forms, claiming Universal Credit, searching for information and jobs and more – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 – 12.30, The Langley Centre, Lockleaze. Appointments can be booked by calling North Bristol Advice Centre on 0117 951 5751.
Lines can be busy, especially on Mondays, so if you can’t get through please leave a message with your name and number and we will call you back. Alternatively, you can fill in an enquiry form on our website and we will get back to you.
To view all our appointment times and locations, or fill in an enquiry form, please visit our website www.northbristoladvice.org.uk