Finding Help in BANES.
See below for useful links and programs we're involved in. We've started a searchable database to highlight Compassionate Community partner organizations that will connect you to someone that can help but, if you can't see what you're after, call the Community Wellbeing Hub at 0300 247 0050.
The Hub offers a range of services that aim to support people to live a healthier and fulfilled life. The Hub works with a range of partners who have expertise in mental health, physical health, stop smoking, managing weight, food and diabetes. The services also include access to the Independent Living Service, Home from Hospital and Citizens’ Advice Bureau Banes.
Other Sources of Help in BANES
The Help Finder
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. Scroll down and use the drop-down below to search for services that meet your specific needs.
Since early 2020, we've been working with local organisations to provide online and offline resources that can offer support to those in the community that may need it. This can be in relation to both physical and mental wellbeing.
Live Well B&NES
Support Services And Activities
Supporting adults to live independent lives. Live Well B&NES adults is a free resource providing a range of information, signposting, resources and activities to support you, or the person you care for, to live a full and independent life. This may be a lunch or social club, local care providers or services to help around the home.
We’re here to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. Find out more about what we do and how you can help this Christmas.
St Mungo's Bridges to Wellbeing page, aggregating wellbeing resources in the BANES area.
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.
1 Big Database
Children & Families
Search for organisations and events close to where you live to help your family.
Includes childcare, parenting support, benefits, school, family information, children/family events and activities.
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
St John’s Foundation
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
Citizens Advice, Bath & North East Somerset
Provides free impartial advice and information on a wide range of everyday problems from employment to housing to debt to pensions.
For people facing mental health challenges.
Includes information, activities, events, groups.
BANES Child 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.
Developing Health and Independence
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.
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
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.
Virtual Hope Guide
Support Services And Activities
Including First response community support, Health and wellbeing groups/activities, Organisations supporting people in B&NES, Local and national helplines
BANES Adult 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.
Community Wellbeing Hub
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.
BANES Food Finder
Finding Food During Emergency
Search for take-away and delivery services in your area
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.
Includes Stress, Low mood, Debt or housing problems, Bereavement or divorce, Isolation, Loneliness.
A one stop shop for community courses.
Includes 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)
Dementia Action Alliance
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
"Where to Find Help"
The "Where to Find Help" Database
Click on the pull down menu below to select the area that you need help for: