Other Help and Support

Other Help and Support 

Many people and organisations want to help local charitable organisations through the Coronavirus crisis.  We’ve listed the core sector support organisations below and here are some of the other offers of help we’ve heard about.

Bristol

The Care Forum and Well Aware are mapping support services and signposting residents in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. If you need help or want to let them know about your project, see https://www.wellaware.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information-advice-guidance/

Voscur is helping groups to co-ordinate support efforts in Bristol and has a range of advice and guidance available for voluntary and community sector groups and businesses. See https://www.voscur.org/ 

Feeding Bristol is co-ordinating much of the food distribution by community groups in Bristol. They are also co-ordinating pro bono offers of support, so get in touch with them as a first port of call if you are planning a food distribution project. https://www.feedingbristol.org/ 

Bristol City Council’s website has information relating to services changes and guidance: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know

Bath and North East Somerset

3SG is co-ordinating the local response in B&NES, in partnership with Virgin Care, B&NES Council and the local clinical commissioning group. For advice, support and co-ordination, see https://www.3sg.org.uk/pages/compassionate-community-covid-19

North Somerset

Voluntary Action North Somerset is co-ordinating volunteering in North Somerset and has a directory of help available. See https://www.vansweb.org.uk/

North Somerset Council’s support information is available here: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/north-somerset-together/

South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council’s service information is available at https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-services/covid19/

The Care Forum and Well Aware are mapping support services and signposting residents in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. If you need help or want to let them know about your project, see https://www.wellaware.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information-advice-guidance/

General help and support

Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) organisations provide advice, support and training for voluntary and community organisations to help them develop and sustain their activities. Listed below are the contact details for the CVS organisations in the local area:

Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Strategy and Performance (Bath office), First Floor, The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW

01225 394151

bathnes.gov.uk/services/neighbourhoods-and-community-safety/community-activities/voluntary-and-community-groups

Bath and NE Somerset Third Sector Group (3SG)

10 Westgate Street, Bath BA1 1EQ

07816 910572

https://www.3sg.org.uk/

VOSCUR

Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB

0117 909 9949

voscur.org

South Gloucestershire

CVS South Gloucestershire

Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate, Bristol BS37 5PP

01454 865205

cvs-sg.org.uk

North Somerset

Voluntary Action North Somerset

Bridgwater Court, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9AU

01934 416486

vansweb.org.uk