There are a variety of organisations in Bristol that offer housing-related support.
1625 Independent People
1625ip offers a range of support for young people including housing support. The charity typically supports people with things like resettlement, prevention of homelessness, accessing more appropriate accommodation and other relevant issues which prevent them from becoming homeless.
Avon & Bristol Law Centre
The Avon & Bristol Law Centre offers support and advice about Housing such as problems with rent arrears, properties not being maintained and other topics.
Bristol City Council – Housing Support Register
Bristol City Council has a variety of services to support people in Bristol with Housing and Homelessness:
- Bristol City Council – refer someone for housing advice
- Bristol City Council – Supporting People services
- Bristol City Council – tenancy support
CHAS Bristol Housing Advice Service
This charity provides free, independent and confidential advice on housing and related matters, to anyone in housing need in Bristol and the surrounding area. It offers a telephone service, home visits and outreach sessions at Avon & Bristol Law Centre.
Citizens Advice – Good Tenants' Scheme
The Good Tenants Scheme offers advice, information and advocacy for people in Bristol who are:
- Dealing with problems affecting their home, including disrepair
- Struggling with rent arrears or mortgage arrears
The Compass Centre provides a range of services for homeless people in Bristol such as a Health centre with a GP service and mental health support workers.
Crisis Centre Ministries
Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity that has been working in Bristol for over 30 years, dedicated to helping those with life disrupting problems, such as homelessness and addiction, to enjoy a healthy independent life.
Missing Link (women only)
Missing Link is a women's mental health floating support service in Bristol that provides housing-related support, advice and/or assistance to vulnerable women living with acute and enduring mental health support needs that impact their housing. The service works with women aged 16 and over.
Second Step has a number of support services to help you with housing related issues such as high support accommodation, supported housing and community supported accommodation. Each of these services have their own referral criteria which can be found via this website.
Shelter's local branch offers a variety of services to help people with housing. The service's legal advisers offer free legal advice about a range of housing issues, such as around eviction from the home, non-mortgage possession of the home and injunctions relating to housing issues. The charity also offers assistance to those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. In addition, Shelter offers free advice about fuel debt and energy problems.
Support for Independent Living
SiLS provides support services for adults across the South and South West of England. Working in partnership with Acorn Housing and Stepping Stones to Independence to provide individually designed packages of housing, care and support.
The Bristol Hub
Bristol Hub is a student-led group at the University of Bristol, offering practical volunteering, skilled placements, project incubation and events.