Family Advice and Support
Local Support for Parents/Carers
Bristol Early Years
For a general wealth of information and guidance around the Early years community go to www.bristolearlyyears.org.uk
Can help with everything from Pregnancy to your child’s development, family support and information around schools as well as divorce and separation www.familylives.org.uk
Free Local Parent Classes
Bristol local authority also run a range of local support services and classes for parents. For information around free classes head to https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/parenting-courses-currently-running-in-bristol
You can find the course programme starting January 2020 here- https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/parenting-courses-currently-running-in-bristol
We run a range of parenting courses for parents of children aged 2 to 18 years old.
For Potty/toilet training support
The bowl and bladder charity here to support families considering starting potty training or need support with the journery. ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity – the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. https://www.eric.org.uk/
Managing Finances and Budgeting
Pennywise is a budgeting advice project working with clients 26 or over to give them the tools and confidence to make their money work better for them. Go to the Pennywise website.
Entitledto is a website that professionals and parents can use to find out about entitlement to tax credits and other benefits. Go to the Entitledto website.
Avon and Bristol Law Centre
Avon and Bristol Law Centre provides specialist legal advice and representation to people who could not otherwise afford access to justice. Go to the Avon and Bristol Law Centre website.
WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) is an organisation of disabled people offering a range of services to disabled people in Bristol. Go to the WECIL website.
Support For You
BAVA – Bristol Against Violence and Abuse
If you are facing or experiencing any kind of abuse Bristol Against Violence and Abuse can offer a wealth of support services. There is also information on how to help others and how to raise awareness of violence and abuse. https://www.bava.org.uk
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women.
For information support around Female genital mutilation or child marriage see https://forwarduk.org.uk