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Coronavirus in Bristol

There’s help out there on a range of issues.

At the Cable we’re creating a collection of community resources to centralise and distribute information during the coronavirus pandemic. 

This one focuses on getting advice and support on key issues like employment, finances, housing and more. 

This is not a complete list so please help and contribute other resources using the form below. 

If you are in need of general support regarding coronavirus please call the council’s free hotline between 8.30am and 5pm on 0800 694 0184.

Please note that this list is solely intended as a community resource. The Cable is in no way responsible for the practices of the organisations listed here. 


ACORN are a community organising union that have a tenant support group for renters to discuss their problems – high rents, evictions, disrepair, deposits etc and support each other to organise collectively for better standards.

Where? Bristol

Bristol Law Centre free legal advice

Bristol Law Centre, the leading local legal charity, is offering free phone-in advice sessions on employment and immigration legal matters, including but not limited to issues related to COVID-19 for people living in Bristol, the South West and South Wales. Please email on or call 0117 924 8662, 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Where? Bristol

North Bristol Advice Centre

Providing free and independent advice and support in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire on debt and welfare benefits issues.

Please email or call 07731 842 763 / 07595 047 278

Where? North Bristol

St Pauls Advice Centre

Providing free and independent advice on housing, immigration, debt, welfare, employment and housing.

Please email or call 0117 9553981

Where? Bristol

Talking Money

Old Market based charity specialising in advice and support on personal finances and debt.

Please email or call 0117 9543990

Where? Bristol

Workforce Coronavirus Support Group

A large Facebook group of workers sharing experiences, seeking and giving advice on their situation in work.

Where? Bristol

Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service (WRAMAS)

Provides specialist welfare advice for individuals and support services. Up to date information on Covid-19 and effects on benefits, courts, bailiffs etc.

Where? Bristol

Age UK Bristol Collaboration

Age UK Bristol and a collaboration of local charities has launched a Support Hub for older people offering practical, emotional and social support.
Please ring: 0117 929 7537
or email to get in touch.

Where? Bristol

Citizens Advice Bristol

Advice agency offering free confidential impartial advice on all matters including: Employment Advice, Benefits Advice, Debt Advice, Housing Advice, immigration and general legal matters. Offers a Universal Credit application service vis the National Help to Claim Project.

Tel advice call back service on 03444 111 444
Online guide to Coronavirus realted support here.

Where? Bristol

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Independent energy advice charity supporting people struggling especially with their energy bills. Have expanded services due to Covid-19, and can offer some advice on benefits, water bills, access to foodbanks and other issues. CSE also work with other agencies and can make referrals or signpost if you’re struggling with issues they can’t help with.

Where? South West


Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. We provide financial support to help people get back on track. Also on facebook.

Where? UK wide

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