Coronavirus has affected every part of our lives and our city. As a partnership, we are working with Bristol City Council to make sure the voices and needs of the equalities communities we work with are still heard.
You can find information from Bristol City Council, including how to get help, how to volunteer and service updates by following this link.
If you, a family member or a neighbour need help getting food or doing other essential tasks, or are feeling isolated you can:
- fill in the Council’s enquiries form
- call 0800 694 0184 (8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays), a translation service is available
- Deaf BSL users can contact the phoneline through a BSL Interpreter using SignVideo
If you are experiencing any form of Domestic Abuse, isolation rules do not apply. Police response and support remain available. You can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 2000 247, or visit this link for local services.
Information and support from the VIP Partners
Bristol Older Peoples Forum – Information and advice for Older People (over 55) including how to contact the new Age UK Support Hub and ways to stay connected and active at home.
Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People – a wide range of services and information including links to British Sign Language (BSL) interpretations and BSL accessible services.
OTR (VIP LGBTQ+ partner) – Find information on what support is available through Freedom, OTR’s gender and sexuality social action project. The OTR VIP LGBTQ+ panel is also working with community groups to support LGBTQ+ people of all ages across Bristol during COVID-19.
WECIL – advice and support for anyone who identifies as disabled, including information and advice about COVID-19 and direct payments as well as easy read information.
SARI – Stand Against Racism & Inequality continue to provide their services including the Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services for any victim of hate crime from the Avon and Somerset area.
VOSCUR – a wide range of information and support for Bristol’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is available.