Below is a list in Easy English. The organisations in it help people with learning difficulties.
If you would like to add your service to this list, contact the Well Aware team in one of the following ways:
FREEPHONE: 0808 808 5252
POST: Well Aware, The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ
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(Aspects and) Milestones Trust
Milestones was known up until recently as Aspects and Milestones. They provide lots of services for people with learning difficulties.
You can use them if you live in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or North Somerset.
They can provide you with a place to live. Each of their homes has its own character, such as a women-only house, a retired but active group, or a young and independent group.
They can arrange for someone to come to your home and support you with everyday tasks.
They can also help you to increase your social skills and develop new relationships with a wider range of people within your own community.
Or they can help you find a job.
The Trust also supports people with learning difficulties to access lifelong learning through education and training.
To find out more about the work of Milestones, go to www.milestones.org.uk or call Heather Child on 0117 970 9389.
Avon North Mencap
Mencap helps those with learning difficulties and their parents or carers. Ways it does so include help with leisure and travel.
0117 961 4372
322-324 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, South Glos, BS15 1AJ
Bristol Central Community Learning Difficulties Team
The team help people with learning difficulties in central Bristol get health and social care services.
0117 958 5666
New Friends Hall, Heath House Lane, Bristol, BS16 1EQ
Bristol North Community Learning Difficulties Team
The team help people with learning difficulties in north Bristol get health and social care services.
0117 908 5000
Phoenix House, Brentry Lane, Bristol BS10 6NB
County Community Projects (CCP)
CCP offer free advocacy services for people with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire.
0800 644 6448 (freephone)
CCP, 15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA
The club offers activities for people with learning difficulties in Shirehampton.
0117 982 2142
Beachley Walk Community Centre, Beachley Walk, Bristol, BS11 9PU
East Bristol Advice Centres
These advice centres offer all kinds of information and advice for people with learning difficulties.
0117 965 5133
c/o Barton Hill Settlement, 41-43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
Health Facilitation Service
The team help people with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire look after their health.
01454 866 193
Joint Learning Difficulty Service, Vinney Green House Annexe, Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire, BS16 7AT
Hospital Liaison Nurses
These special nurses are at Southmead hospital and Frenchay hospital. They help people with learning difficulties when they have to go to hospital.
01454 865 999
Joint Learning Difficulties Service, Vinney Green House Annexe, Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire, BS16 7AT
I Am Me
This is a drop-in centre in Staple Hill. This means you can go any time it is open. You can watch TV and DVDs there, make new friends and go on day trips.
0117 965 5508
Eastolian Centre, 52 Staple Hill Road, Bristol, BS16 5BS
This group meets every two weeks in Frampton Cotterell. It is a recreation club for people with learning difficulties.
Zion United Church Hall, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell, South Glos, BS36 2HY
Kodachi Special Needs Judo Club
This club teaches judo for people with learning difficulties. Judo is a martial art which teaches self-defence. It meets at the Southville Centre in Bristol.
The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol, BS3 1QG
This service is for people with learning difficulties in Clifton, Easton, Eastville, Kingsdown, St Andrews and St Paul's. They can help with leisure activities, education or finding a job.
0117 903 8148
Lawrence Hill Church, Lincoln Street, Bristol, BS5 0BJ
Leisure Activities for Adults with Learning Difficulties
This service will help you find leisure facilities for people with learning difficulties in or near South Gloucestershire. It will also help you make friends and have fun!
07823 534503 (this is a mobile phone number - it is more expensive to call than a normal phone number)
University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol , BS16 1QY
National Portage Association
This charity can children with learning difficulties and their families. It is for children who have not started school yet.
0117 903 8441
Elmfield House, Greystoke Avenue, Bristol, BS10 6AY
Out and About and Away
This service offers help for people with learning difficulties. They can help you have a night out, a day trip or a few nights away. You will have to pay for this service.
07545 564257 (this is a mobile phone number - it is more expensive to call than a normal phone number)
Out & About & Away, UWE Ventures 4th Floor Bush House, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 4QD
People First - Bath and North East Somerset
People First is a charity. They offer free advocacy services for people with learning difficulties in Bath and North East Somerset. They will help you speak up for yourself.
Unit 5a, Hawthorn Estate, Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, BA3 4BQ
River Street Central
This service is in Bristol. It offers support from other people with learning difficulties. It can help with finding fun things to do. It can also help with finding work and training.
0117 941 2534
Friends Meeting House, River Street, Bristol, BS2 9EG
Shaw Trust (Bath and North East Somerset)
The Shaw Trust is a big national charity. It offers lots of advice especially on money issues. This is the phone number for its branch in Bath.
Shaw Trust, South Vaults, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1 1JB
South Gloucestershire Council - Joint Learning Difficulties Service
The Council can offer all sorts of support and information. This service is for adults with learning difficulties who live in South Gloucestershire.
The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Glos, BS35 1HF
The Meeting Place
This is a club for people with learning difficulties. It does lots of different activities in South Gloucestershire. You can make friends and meet new people here.
0117 970 9386
Milestones Trust, Unit 10 Eclipse Park, Bristol, BS16 5EL
Transition Information Services
This service is for people with learning difficulties who are between 13 and 25 years old. It has lots of information about the change from services for children to services for adults in Bristol.
0117 377 3686
The Park, Daventry Road, Bristol, BS4 1DQ
Umbrella Support Services
This service offers information and support for people with learning difficulties. You will have to pay for this service.
07403 431700 (this is a mobile phone number - it is more expensive to call than a normal phone number)
31 Shaftesbury Ave, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LT