Where to Find Help?

There are a wide range of support services available for people in the Bath and North East Somerset area. These services can be accessed through the links on this page. Use the drop-down below to search for services that meet your specific needs:

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Children & Families

Search for organisations and events close to where you live to help your family
Including childcare, parenting support, benefits, school, family information, children/family events and activities

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Age UK Bath & North East Somerset

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Older People

Offering a wide variety of services and support and have a wealth of knowledge on issues that can arise during later life. Offering transport home from hospital, hot meals, information on benefits & bills, practical and emotional help in the home, dementia support, day clubs, advice, digital access, support after a recent life event, ways to link up in the community and help to combat loneliness. Whatever your question or need, do get in touch today - 01225 466135

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AtaLoss.org

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Bereavement

AtaLoss.org provides the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved. Search for
bereavement support from hundreds of services according to the circumstances of
your loss, your age and where you live. On the website you will also find information,
helpful reads and an online chat service run by professional counsellors if you want
to talk.

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BANES Food Finder

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Finding Food During Emergency

Search for take-away and delivery services in your area

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Bath & North East Somerset Council

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Safeguarding/Abuse

A resource to report the abuse or neglect of an child or youth to the local authorities.
If the child is in immediate danger, dial 999.

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Bath & North East Somerset Council

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Safeguarding/Abuse

A resource to report the abuse or neglect of an adult or elderly person to the local authorities.
If the person is in immediate danger, dial 999.

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Bath Mind

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Mental Health

For people facing mental health challenges
Including information, activities, events, groups

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Carers Centre

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Unpaid Carers

Provides free trusted information, advice and support to unpaid carers of all ages
Enabling them to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing as well as take control of their caring role and stay connected with others

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Citizens Advice, Bath & North East Somerset

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Needing Advice

Provides free impartial advice and information on a wide range of everyday problems from employment to housing to debt to pensions.

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Community Wellbeing Hub

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Helpline for Advice, Help & Support

A helpline to get advice, help and support in the areas of medication, food, wellbeing, discharge support, money matters and work, housing, family support, logistics, public health, Council services.
Click the link below for more details or call 0300-247-0050 for help now.

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Dementia Action Alliance

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Dementia Support

A directory of service that contains all the current services in Bath and North East
Somerset to support people living with Dementia (this includes Alzheimers and many
other forms).

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Developing Health and Independence

Category:

Needing Extra Help To Live Independently

Working with people who are disadvantaged and those who need a bit of extra help to be able to live independently
Including Adult drug and alcohol treatment, Young people’s drug and alcohol services, Housing provision, Housing advice and support, Community wellbeing services, Families and carers services

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Hope Guide

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Support Services And Activities

Including First response community support, Health and wellbeing groups/activities, Organisations supporting people in B&NES, Local and national helplines

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MyScript

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Stress, Loneliness, Debt

Helping people with issues that they might present to their GP, but that are not necessarily something a doctor is best placed to help with.
Including Stress, Low mood, Debt or housing problems, Bereavement or divorce, Isolation, Loneliness

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Rainbow Resource

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Children & Young People With Additional Needs

Search for Benefits and funding, Education, Health and care plans, Events activities and groups, Information advice and support, Mediation and complaints, Social care, Home to school transport, Youth offending, Preparing for adulthood, Friendships relationships and community, Independence and housing

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SWAN Transport

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Transport

Swan Transport run essential journeys with our volunteer drivers. We are now able to support anyone who is older / frail or disabled (regardless of finances) who lives in the general area of Bath & North East Somerset. You will need to be able to get in or out of a rear car seat unassisted by the driver, although you can take someone with you to assist you. To book a journey please call us on: 01761 439548
We are open 5 days a week and there is an answerphone available as well.

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St John’s Foundation

Category:

Older People

Courses and activities, including Arts and crafts, Cooking, Dance classes, Exercise classes, Music/singing classes, Social groups, Special interest groups, Sports, Walking groups
Online groups during COVID-19

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VOICES

Category:

Safeguarding/Abuse

Bath based charity founded in 2014 by women who have experienced Domestic Abuse. We provide peer support and recovery programmes specifically for women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse. VOICES is a platform which enables the voices of victims and survivors to inform and improve service provision, in response to their needs.

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Wellbeing College

Category:

Community courses

A one stop shop for community courses
Including Fitness, Being a parent, Knitting, Personal confidence, Cookery, Games, Creative writing, Meditation, Walks, and many more
Five ways to wellbeing (Connect, Take notice, Be active, Give, Keep learning)

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Wellbeing Options

Category:

Older People

Supporting you to live an independent life
Search for Care homes, Support to be independent, Leisure and Social, Your health, Money matters and legal help, Advocacy and information, Home and housing, Staying safe and safeguarding, Work learning and volunteering, Support for carers, Your wellbeing – taking care of yourself, Mental health

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