Advice North Somerset Network Forum

These are held on a quarterly basis. Each forum will have a particular focus and is aimed to build on the momentum of the Conference and keep the Network moving forward.

The first Forum was held in December 2014 at The Campus and looked at Social Policy.
Forum Notes and documents

The second Forum took place in April 2015 at The Hive and the focus was on Universal Credit and using the Advice North Somerset website.
Forum Notes and documents

The third Forum details are to be confirmed but will provisionally take place on Wednesday 15th July at Vision North Somerset looking at Bristol Wessex Water and secure email.

Referral System

ANSWeR (Advice North Somerset Web-based Referrals) has now gone live (Feb 2015) and is a referral system for agencies to refer clients for casework-level advice. Currently the system is being piloted with North Somerset CAB, Support Alliance and Second Step. Read more here.


Our training programme which has had such a successful first year is now being extended for the second year to continue meeting the needs of Network members. Visit the training page for more information.

Digital Inclusion

A workshop on the Digital Divide was held at the Conference and following on from this, we are now part of a Digital Inclusion Working Group in North Somerset.

Website – Phase 2

We will be improving and extending the functionality of the website during May and June, focussing on the network side of the website and also adding a comprehensive search facility.