What's important to you?
Your Health, Wellbeing, Learning, Training & Employment are our priority
We're here to support you
Our wide range of Health & Wellbeing, and Employment & Training, specialist link workers support residents with many aspects of a healthy lifestyle including mental health, loneliness, isolation, learning, training and employment. Participants are supported into social and learning activities and also encourage to attend or set up groups to pursue areas of their own interests.
Our projects are in partnership with organisations and charities both citywide and nationally which help to fund our work. We have been recognised for our community centred approach. Please see our individual projects below for more details.
What’s important to you?
We provide a free service which links patients with extra services and support within the community. This involves exploring what is important to you, identifying local activities, groups and services that you can benefit from and then giving you the encouragement and practical support that you may need to access these. This may include things like creative activities, physical activities, counselling support, social activities, learning opportunities, training, employment or housing and money support – amongst many other things! There is also the opportunity to receive mentoring support should we feel that this would be beneficial to you.
Better access to mental health
Community Access Support Service (CASS)
We work in partnership with Community Access Support Service (CASS) to promote better links between diverse communities and mental health services in Bristol. CASS works with community, equality and faith groups across the city to improve awareness of mental health and access to support services. We are home to the North Bristol CASS networker who links up groups and organisations across the north of the city.
Tackling loneliness and isolation in the community
Neighbours Connect Southmead
Neighbours Connect Southmead is a partnership project with Adult Social Care to explore a new approach to how we care for vulnerable members of our community.
We think that a strong community is one that is connected to each other, where neighbours look out for each other and where people feel part of things. Neighbours Connect Southmead encourages this through the careful and considered pairing of volunteers and members of our community. The project has been listed on the Think Local Act Personal directory, featuring projects nationwide which are innovating community centred support.
Linking you to what matters
Link Forward is our social prescribing service for children and young people aged 7 – 12 years old.
This is a free service to support children and young people to access groups and activities they think would be helpful and enjoyable, and chat safely about things they might be facing in life like starting a new school, struggling with friends or feeling low.
We think that providing spaces like this for children and young people is important. These spaces mean they can talk about things which are affecting them, build confidence, and find connections to support them.
Our Link Workers can also work with parents or carers, signposting them to services which could support their own wellbeing.
We work with your goals at the heart of the journey
Learning, Employment & Training
Our Employment and Training team work to bring more training and employment opportunities to our community in Southmead and North Bristol.
We run a variety of options to support you to feel better about yourself, look for work, secure employment or get into vocational training courses.
Whether this be the West of England Works project, our Toolkit or as part of Greenway Community Learning, we provide tools and empowerment for people to be more motivated, realise their potential, and achieve their goals.