How can South Bristol Advice Service Help You?

Our advice is free, independent and confidential to people experiencing difficulties with Debt and Welfare Benefits.

Please feel free to attend any of our Drop-In Sessions to see an advisor. An appointment will be made, if needed, when you have been seen at one of the Drop-In Sessions. Home visits are available if you are house-bound.

How We Can Help You

  • We provide specialist Welfare Benefits advice including income, Disability and Housing Benefits;
  • We provide representation for Social Security Benefit Tribunals;
  • We provide specialist Debt advice;
  • We work out a plan for dealing with your debts and help negotiate affordable payments to your creditors;
  • We help you get back in control of you money and budget for the future;
  • We may refer you to another organisation should we not be able to assist with your problem.

We offer advice on Debt, including:

  • Rent arrears / Mortgage arrears
  • Single debts / Multiple debts
  • Council Tax / Bailiff Action
  • Water rates / Fuel debts
  • Bankruptcy / Debt Relief Orders
  • Consumer Credit Agreements
  • Magistrates' Court Fines
  • Credit Card / Loan Debts

We offer advice on Welfare Benefits, including:

  • Disability Living / Attendance Allowance
  • Income Support / JSA / Tax Credits
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Benefit Overpayments
  • Welfare Benefit Appeals / Reviews and Reconsiderations
  • Pension Credits

For advice and information about Appointments, please ring our Public Line: 0117 9851122. Anytime, if you ring please leave a short message with your contact details and someone will return your call asap.


South Bristol Advice Service receives support from Bristol City Council, Face-To-Face and Community Legal Service.

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