Provides independent, free, impartial and confidential advice on family issues – including relationship breakdown, death and wills, gender violence and looking after people. Face-to-face sessions are held in Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea, Portishead, Clevedon and Pill. Telephone advice line available.
3-6 Wadham StreetWeston-super-MareBS23 1JY
The transition from service to civilian life can be full of questions. This Service offers support, advice and guidance in a number of key areas such as housing, benefits, education, monetary issues, health and training. A drop-in service is being established in Clevedon on Thursday mornings.
3-6 Wadham StreetWeston-super-mareBS23 1JY
Self help from Citizens Advice. Find out what your rights are if your relationship has broken down, for example whether you can stay in the family home or who the children should live with. You can also find out how to deal with things like making a will, registering a birth or changing your name, and where else to go for help.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Coram Children's Legal Centre provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals. Coram Children's Legal Centre provides a legal advice helpline, free factsheets and online search assistant or telephone facilities to talk with an adviser. Includes a dedicated weekly Migrant Children's Project helpline.
0808 802 0008
Suitable for: Children, young people, their families, carers & professionals
Provides bereavement support to any adult who needs it in our area. Most of us, at some time in our lives, will be faced with the death of someone we love or care very deeply about. When someone you love dies it can feel as though a piece of you has died too. But you don’t have to go through it alone. We are here to support you through one of the most difficult experiences you will ever have to face through our telephone helpline, groups and one-to-one sessions.
There are a number of organisations supporting people who are suffering domestic abuse. North Somerset Council has produced a comprehensive list. There is also a freephone helpline - DAFFS (Domestic Abuse FreeFone Service).
Family Rights Group's natinal helpline can advise if you are a parent, friend or relative and social workers are involved in your child's life, or you need extra support from Children's Services. Detailed Advice Sheets also give you extra in-depth information about child welfare law and procedures.
0808 801 0366
Suitable for: Families whose children are involved with or need children’s services
Gingerbread is a national organisation providing support for single parents. The Single Parent Helpline provides support on anything from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. The helpline will talk through your options and will send you useful information. There are also factsheets on money and benefits, work and family issues.
Rights of Women is a charity that provides free confidential legal advice to women in the areas of family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law. Their advice is provided by women solicitors and barristers.
Family Law advice line: Call 020 7251 6577, Tuesday 7-9pm, Wednesday 7-9pm, Thursday 7-9pm Friday 12-2pm
A self-help, voluntary organisation offering a range of support services for adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. There is a local support group in Weston-super-Mare, also a helpline, email support and other resources.
Support and information for anyone aged 18 or over who has concerns about their own drinking or that of someone else. Offer range of support including 1-1 sessions, workshops, outreach service and alcohol detoxification.
Provides specialist information, support, advice, assessment and services to carers across North Somerset. Services include information days, support groups, arts & crafts, day trips, awareness raising, GP drop-ins, counselling, advocacy, day centre activities, specialist packages of care and support for young and young adult carers.
The Carers Centre
1 Graham RoadWeston-super-MareBS23 1YA
North Somerset Sure Start children's centres provide a number of useful services for both parents and children. Visit the Council's website to see the details f all Children's Centres in North Somerset.