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Community Hub

The cost of living crisis is very real and we're all going to feel the pinch, especially over the winter months with rising food and energy costs. We have secured funding from Bristol City Council to become one of the city's Community Hubs., which are locations across the city helping local residents manage the cost of living crisis. We will share information via this page and in-person on the noticeboard in our new physical Community Hub.


As a part of this initiative, we are offering a Welcoming Space every Tuesday (12-1:30pm) where attendees can get a free hot meal, no questions asked. Please see poster below for more information and how to book. Please also see below links to resources available in and around Bristol.


We can't wait to see you at the Garden soon!

Our Welcoming Space

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Other Local Welcoming  Spaces

Below are other Welcoming Spaces in and around Bristol that you can access throughout the week. Click on any green dot on the map to show more details. If you have any information to share about other organisations or groups offering help at this time, please let us know so we can request a map update.


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Feeding Bristol Food Provisions


Feeding Bristol is an umbrella organisation which exists to see a zero hunger Bristol.  They exist to kickstart initiatives and projects that combat food poverty. See below a current map of the network of food provisions across Bristol.

Advice & Support

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Struggling with the cost of living?


Citizens Advice Bristol’s Advice Assistants can give you support and guidance if you are struggling with the rising cost of living. They can provide practical guidance around benefits, money, debt and energy. They can also signpost you to specialist legal advice if you need more assistance.


Cost of Living Advice Assistants can help you to:

● Identify possible entitlements to Welfare Benefits or grants
● Carry out a benefit check online
● Review your debts, identify debt emergencies and find regulated debt advice

● Draw up a personal budget, consider your spending and look for ways to reduce your outgoings
● Understand your utility bills, look at cost reductions (such as grants or support schemes) and direct you to information about energy saving methods
● Get emergency support such a foodbank voucher or energy vouchers


Please visit CAB's website to find the current face-to-face drop-in locations, days and times:

See below links to organisations providing help with the Cost of Living crisis, including contact details for you to get in touch if you need additional support. 

CASS provide mental health and wellbeing support in Bristol

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Find all the Cost of Living support offered by Bristol City Council


Information for anyone facing money worries or housing problems

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Take a look at some hints from the Money Saving Expert on how to get free or cheap food

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Are you eligible for free insulation and other money-saving technology in your home?

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Find and sign up for free courses from BCC to build your skills and confidence

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Get help applying for universal credit with Citizens Advice

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Get help paying for your water bill with Bristol Water

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Save cash with a single change to your boiler settings


Get advice from Avon Fire and Rescue Service to help you save safely this winter


Check out Hartcliffe and Withywood's handy Cost of Living Pull-Out Guide for a wealth of resources

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Check out Clic - an online platform including community chat, forums and signposting information on mental health services in and around Bristol

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Get free active travel support through Bristol City Council via their Sustainable Travel Offers in line with the Clean Air Zone. This includes free bus tickets, bike trials and more

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Clear, practical advice and support for those affected by mental health and money issues. Click link for their free guide


Vita Minds provide mental health and wellbeing support in and around Bristol. Self-referral is easy - find out more by clicking the link


Changes Bristol provide peer support groups in Bristol and online for anyone aged 18 or over, offering a safe and friendly space for people to share any worries they might have. Their groups are free to access, confidential, with no referral needed and no diagnosis required


The Summer 2023 South FiF Bulletin is packed with signposting information, services and training opportunities for Families, Carers and Practitioners. Click for more info on free summer holiday activities, food provisions in your area and more.

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The Prince's Trust have some amazing opportunities for those aged 16-30 with their Get Started programme. Everything from Nature and Wellbeing, to Art, to Enterprise, to Cooking and Mindfulness - there is something for everyone.

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