South Bristol Advice Service

About South Bristol Advice Service

Our advice is free, independent and confidential to people experiencing difficulties with Debt and Welfare Benefits.

Please feel free to attend any of our Drop-In Sessions to see an advisor. An appointment will be made, if needed, when you have been seen at one of the Drop-In Sessions. Home visits are available if you are house-bound.

Pathways Covered

Finance, benefit and debt

Overview

We provide specialist Welfare Benefits advice including:
* Income,
* Disability and Housing Benefits;

We provide representation for Social Security Benefit Tribunals;

We provide specialist Debt advice;

We work out a plan for dealing with your debts and help negotiate affordable payments to your creditors;

We help you get back in control of you money and budget for the future;

We may refer you to another organisation should we not be able to assist with your problem.

What we do

We offer advice on Debt, including:

  • Rent arrears / Mortgage arrears
  • Single debts / Multiple debts
  • Council Tax / Bailiff Action
  • Water rates / Fuel debts
  • Bankruptcy / Debt Relief Orders
  • Consumer Credit Agreements
  • Magistrates' Court Fines
  • Credit Card / Loan Debts

We offer advice on Welfare Benefits, including:

  • Disability Living / Attendance Allowance
  • Income Support / JSA / Tax Credits
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Benefit Overpayments
  • Welfare Benefit Appeals / Reviews and Reconsiderations
  • Pension Credits

Where we do it

We provide access to advice sessions in a number of venues across South Bristol:

Mondays - 10am - 12 noon
@Symes Community Building, Symes Avenue, Hartcliffe
Buses 36, 75 and 76

Tuesdays - 1pm - 3pm (Debt Advice only)
Filwood Hope Centre, Filwood Broadway, Knowle
Buses 36 and 90

Wednesdays - 10am - 12 noon
The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood
Buses 36, 75 and 76

1pm - 3pm
@Symes Cummunity Building, Symes Avenue, Hartcliffe
Buses 36, 75 and 76

Thursdays - 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Filwood Hope Centre, Filwood Broadway, Knowle
Buses 36 and 90

Fridays - 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Granby House Clinic, 77 West Street, Bedminster

2pm - 4pm
The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood
Buses 36, 75 and 76

 

 
 

How to access

Please feel free to attend any of the sessions below to see an advisor - no appointment needed.

An appointment will be made, if needed, when you have been seen at one of the Drop-In sessions. 

Home visits are available if you are house-bound.

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