We are lucky to have lots of brilliant advice and support organisations in Bristol.  Below is information on what they do and how you can contact them.


Carer Support Centre logo

The Carers Support Centre provides support, information and advice to carers (including parent carers) living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Telephone: 0117 965 2200, Website:www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk


Supportive Parents provides free, confidential and impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) for parents, children and young people aged up to 25.Supportive Parents logo

Telephone: 0117 989 7725 (lines open Mon, Wed and Fri, 10am to 2pm, term time only), Email:support@supportiveparents.org.uk, Website:www.supportiveparents.org.uk


Contact a Family logoContact a Family supports families of disabled children whatever their condition or disabilities by offering information, advice and support.  They also bring families together so they can support each other.

Telephone: 07920 654 866, Email:sarah.king@cafamily.org.uk, Website:www.cafamily.org.uk


Cerebra logoCerebra can support families with children affected by a neurological condition aged under 17 years (for example; neuro-genetic conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Developmental Delay, Autism, ADHD, Learning Difficulties).

Telephone: 0300 600 2930 or 07771 353 739, Email:KathF@cerebra.org.uk, Website:www.cerebra.org.uk


SENSE logoSense supports children, young people and adults with sensory impairment, and their families. The people we support are Deafblind, or sometimes have single sensory impairment with additional needs and/or Multi Sensory Impairment.

Telephone: 0117 967 0008 or 0797 657 0008, Email:Helen.Potter@sense.org.uk, Website:www.sense.org.uk


Scope logoScope offers ‘Face 2 Face Online Befriending Service’, an email and telephone service which offers emotional support to parents who don’t have a local group or prefer email and/or telephone support. All the befrienders are parent carers.

Telephone: 01454 632340, Email:Juliet.blackburn@scope.org.uk, Website:www.scope.org.uk


The Family Centre (Deaf Children) logoThe Family Centre (Deaf Children) supports families with a deaf child or a deaf parent.  Contact us for information and to find out about our activities which includes – family sessions, a kids club, a youth club, family sign language tuition.

Telephone: 0117 330 7575, Text:  07919 575247, Email:office@fcdc.org.uk, Website:www.fcdc.org.uk



KIDS offer fKIDS logoree, independent and impartial information and support to parents and young people around Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s) and a sexuality and relationships group for young disabled people.

Telephone: 0117 9476111, Email:IS.SouthWest@kids.org.uk, Website:www.kids.org.uk



ERIC logoERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. They provide expert support, information and understanding to children, teenagers, parents, carers and professionals.

Telephone: 0845 370 8008 (open Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm), Email:helpline@eric.org.uk, Website:www.eric.org.uk


If you know of any organisations that should be on this list please let us know by emailing us at sendplus@bristol.gov.uk or using our feedback form.



This page has information for residents in the City of Bristol.  Find out about what other Local Authorities do.

Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.


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