***South Gloucestershire Council Services***
One Stop Shops: registrar by appointment only
Home Choice: the Council's housing options service
One Stop Shops: housing advice surgeries
Friends of Wick Golden Valley: local nature reserve
Advice agencies: to provide a general advice service with specialist knowledge in areas from welfare benefit and debt to representation at tribunals and information on services for older people.
Welfare Grant Scheme: short-term emergency funds to help with living costs.
Breakthrough Mentoring: provides specialist help for people of all ages with nutrition, mental health, sexual health advice and drug & alcohol support.
Children's Centres: offer families with children aged 0-5 years a free range of services, information and support in a friendly and welcoming environment, within the local community.
First Contact scheme: helps people who are over 60 years old access a range of information to live independently at home and be more mobile.
Good Neighbour's Network: a small but structured group of volunteers who offer to do simple tasks for elderly neighbours or others in need.
Help for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing: including lip reading classes
Locality Hubs (Kingswood and Patchway): hubs bring together services for children, young people and their families in an accessible and welcoming environment. If relevant, the hubs can also signpost to other services in the locality including: Council one stop shops, GP surgeries, health centres, health visitors, housing services, Jobcentre Plus - Job Centre locations, maternity services, schools, children’s centres, voluntary sector services, youth centres and youth services.
Mind You: website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. To help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.
SEND Local Offer: help and support for families and children 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.