Organisation Name
The Care Forum

The Care Forum at the Vassall Centre is the lead umbrella organisation in Health and Social Care across Bristol, Bath and NES, North Somerset, Swindon, Somerset and South Glos. It supports, informs and co-ordinates over 1,000 voluntary, community and user led organisations in order to enable their involvement in the planning and delivery of local health and social care services. They play a role in provision, planning and public involvement in community care, education, health, housing, and social services.

See also the entries for Advocacy Services, Information Services and Voluntary Sector Services for details of their direct service provision.

The Care Forum information is available in Large Print, braille/tape and ASCII disk.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset Somerset
Areas Served (Further Details)
Is there a cost for these services?
Contact for details
Cost information

Please contact Administrative Assistant, telephone 0117 965 4444 for details.

How can people access this service?
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 16:30
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
The Vassall Centre
Address 2
Gill Avenue
Address 3
BS16 2QQ

Organisation Contact Methods


Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Job title / Position


Helpline Details

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General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
30 metres
Bus numbers?
5, 5a
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
3 metres
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
If so, does it have an induction loop?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

Toilet Area
Drinking Water

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?


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