Bristol City Council Services

Activities, Sports and Clubs

Better Breathing Classes

Buds & Suds - Bristol & South Glos Union of Disability Sports 

Disability & inclusive cycling - Better By Bike

Energise cancer rehabilitation exercise classes

Exercise Referral Scheme

Help for people with learning difficulties

Life Balance: exercise classes for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease

PD Warrior: exercise programme for people with Parkinson’s disease

Bins and recycling

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship

Marriages and civil partnerships

Register a birth

Register a death

Crime and Emergencies

Anti-social behaviour

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Domestic abuse


Buckley Court - purpose-built supported housing property for deaf or deafblind adults

Council tenants and leaseholders

Handyperson service - get free help with small jobs around the house if you’re disabled or elderly

Homeless or at risk of being homeless

Housing Options ( - register and apply for social housing in Bristol

Report a repair

Jobs, Skills and Training

Autism - Family Learning Courses

Bristol Adult Learning Service 

Community Learning 

Education jobs

Guide to apprenticeships

Jobs with the council

ParkWork: a Bristol Parks Forum initiative, gives the opportunity to those on a route to employment to gain valuable work experience, training and skills. 

Parenting Courses, Advice and Telephone Support 

Libraries and Archives

Baby bounce and rhyme and storytime sessions

Coronavirus: library information

Library online resources

Reading groups 


Benefits and financial help - Including housing benefit and council tax

Local crisis prevention fund: emergency payments and household goods - 0117 922 4500. Get help if you can't afford the basics like food, gas, electricity and household goods

Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service

Museums, Parks, Sports and Culture

Adventure playgrounds 

Bristol Parks and Open Spaces

Outdoor West - information on where to go and what to do on paths in the West of England, whether you want to walk, run, go cycling or ride a horse.

Parks Forum: an umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces

Report a problem with a tree

Swimming pools, leisure centres and sports facilities

Social Care and Health

Adults and older people - including safeguarding (reporting suspected abuse), support to live independently and mental health services.

Adult Care referral form - Care Direct - If you or someone you know has care and support needs or needs a care assessment. 

Careline - telephone based service that gives you support and protection, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Carers - including information on carers emergency cards, getting a carers assessment 

Children and families - including Bristol's SEND local offer, short breaks for disabled children and social care support for children and families

Community meals

Day Centres, Support and Bristol Community Links

Proud to Care: online jobs board to help local people find roles in adult care

Reablement - relearning the skills you need to live independently at home.

Sensory Support Service

Sensory Impairment Team - Independence Support for Disabled People

  The Sensory Impairment Team is part of Adult Social Care, Bristol City Council. They are a citywide team, working with Bristol citizens who are aged over 18 and are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened, Deafblind or Visually Impaired. The Sensory Impairment Team provide support, advice and rehabilitation services in Bristol in line with the Care Act 2014, as well as offering Care Act assessments to those who may have longer term needs for care and support. As a multi-professional team, they are committed to supporting Bristol citizens to maximise their independence and achieve their goals.

Drop-in service

The Sensory Impairment Team offer an in-person drop-in service 2x weekly for citizens to access support with regards to:

  • Translating letters, emails or written information to BSL
  • To support with phoning and booking appointments
  • To support with paying for bills and services
  • To support with finding information and getting referrals to other services

Wednesdays  1.30pm – 3.30pm @ Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, BS16 2QQ)

Fridays 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ Bedminster Library (Bedminster Parade, BS3 4AQ)

For further information about the drop-ins please email / SMS 07775 646 671

For a referral for vision rehabilitation, equipment assessment (vision) or social work input, contact Care Direct on 0117 922 2700 / / Adult Care Referral Form (

Shared Lives Scheme: where an approved carer shares their home and family life with you to give care, support and housing.

Translating and Interpreting Services 

Youth Offending Team

Transport & Travel

Bus passes (Travelcard) -

Disabled parking: Blue badge

Public toilets 

Residents' parking

Report a problem on a street