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Support over Christmas

13th December 2022

Bristol Community Learning will be closed from the 23rd December to the 3rd January. We wanted to provide some details in case anyone needs help over the festive period:

Safeguarding

Safeguarding concerns regarding adults:

Report suspected abuse (bristol.gov.uk)

Support concerns regarding children:

Children and families (bristol.gov.uk)

Cost of living issues:

Welcoming Spaces (bristol.gov.uk)

Cost of living support (bristol.gov.uk)

Mind Bristol – Contact Us (bristolmind.org.uk)

Help in an emergency :: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (awp.nhs.uk)

Homeless or at risk of being homeless (bristol.gov.uk)

When and where? | Bristol Soup Run TrustCIB_Handbook_2022_DIGITAL.pdf (caringinbristol.co.uk)

If you need help, please reach out. Visit @BristolCouncil support webpage at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/residents/people-and-communities/cost-of-living-support or call the #WeAreBristol helpline for free on 0800 694 0184 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. Guidance is available on housing, benefits, financial help, mental health & wellbeing.


Welcoming Spaces As temperatures drop don’t forget about Bristol’s network of Welcoming Spaces that are open across the city. They are not only places for you to keep warm but are also there for you to socialise with others and access cost of living advice and support.


What happens at each space varies for each venue but could include access to Wi-Fi and electrical charging points, community meals and activities.


Find out where your nearest one is here https://www.bristol.gov.uk/residents/people-and-communities/cost-of-living-support?tab=WelcomingSpaces or you can call the #WeAreBristol helpline for free on 0800 694 0184 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.


Volunteering

Would you like to make a positive difference in your community over the next few months?

Help local organisations or charities support residents during the cost of living crisis. Visit Can Do Bristol to see a full list of volunteering opportunities, ranging from cooking and serving food to providing essential advice to residents: https://candobristol.co.uk/campaign/CostOfLivingCrisis

You don’t have to apply for a volunteering opportunity to help others. Kindness comes in many forms. A simple act of kindness could be getting to know and helping your neighbour or reaching out to a friend or family member you haven’t heard from in a while. Small things make a difference.