Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators. It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies. The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog. You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Bullying, Children, Families, Parents, Youth
Updated 5 years ago.
BCC Directory of Commuinty and Voluntary organisatons in Bristol
BCC Directory of Commuinty and Voluntary organisatons in Bristol
We are committed to improving our performance in the top 100 Stonewall Employers index and this is one of the council’s key equalities objectives in our Single Equality Scheme 2010-13. In 2011 we came 75th out of 378 leading employers in Britain and we hope to improve this year on year, despite increasing competition. We also subscribe to the Stonewall Education champions programme. In 2011 we were given 8th place in recognition of targeted work supported by local schools. The council was awarded City of Sanctuary status in March 2011 by the City of Sanctuary National Network, an organisation that is made up of representatives from 10 cities. Our new status recognises that services to refugees here are among the best in Britain.
Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Bivisible Bristol is a new and informal group/network. It was set up to address the seeming lack of any bisexual presence in Bristol. At the moment, an internet search of “bisexual” and “Bristol” yields no useful results, the same is true for social networking sites. There are no services, groups or entertainment specifically for bisexual people in Bristol. It is our opinion that this needs to change. Bisexually identified people can experience unique discrimination from both the gay and straight communities and are also frequently ‘invisible’ in society, despite the fact that every LGB(T) agency has the “B” in their name and bisexual people tend to outnumber gay and lesbian people combined. This group hopes to highlight that Bristol is not a bi invisible city by offering occasions to meet and chat with other bisexual people
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, LGBT, Social groups, Support groups
Quality of life for people living with HIV The Brigstowe Project is a well-established, Bristol-based charity for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. We can provide floating support, together with advice and information, as appropriate to the needs of the person to improve their quality of life. We are here for anyone who is living with HIV who:
lives in Bristol and surrounding areas
needs support, information or advice in the following areas: homelessness and housing issues, welfare rights, community care and health
wants help to maintain a tenancy
needs additional support
has housing problems
For more information, see What we do. We can provide an interpreter if English is not your first language.
Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Benefits, Carers, HIV/AIDS, Homelesness, Legal, Support groups
Bristol Bear Bar is the only bespoke Bear Bar in the UK. A great range of music and the atmosphere created by the friendly and unique clientele attracts people from across the whole of the south of the country. Open Tuesday to Thursday 7:30-11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 7pm-2am, Sunday 3-11:30pm.
Categories: Bisexual, Gay men, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Men, Venues
Updated 2 years ago.
Women and Trans NightBristol Bike Project
Bristol Bike Project – Women and Trans Night
HomeThe Bristol Bike Project, Hamilton House7 City RoadBristolBS2 8TNhome
Home Phone:0117 942 1794homePersonal Email:INTERNETPersonal Email:INTERNETPersonal Email:INTERNETPersonal Email:INTERNET
Updated 11 months ago.
Bristol Bisons RFC
Bristol Bisons RFCMen only
Work Phone:07824 567663workWork Email:INTERNETWebsite:Visit Website
Bristol Bisons RFC is the South West’s only inclusive rugby union team. We are committed to provide a safe environment so that people regarldess of age, sexual orientation, ability have an opportunity to participate in rugby football union. Bisons are always looking for new players regardless of playing experience. If you are experienced rugby player or new to the game and you want to get fit or make friends we would like to hear from you. Supporters and volunteers are always welcome too! Bristol Bisons will be hosting Union Cup in 2013. The Cup brings together gay friendly teams from across Europe.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Gay men, LGBT, Men, Social groups, Sport
Updated 5 years ago.
Bristol City Council (BCC)
Bristol City Council (BCC)
OtherThe Council HouseCollege GreenBristolBS1 5TRpostal
The city of Bristol, England, is a unitary authority, represented by four MPs representing seats wholly within the city boundaries. As well as these, Filton and Bradley Stoke covers the northern urban fringe in South Gloucestershire and the north eastern urban fringe is in the Kingswood constituency. The overall trend of both local and national representation became left of centre, favouring the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats during the latter 20th century, but there was a shift to the right in the 2010 general election (although this was not reflected in the local elections). The city has a tradition of local activism, with environmental issues and sustainable transport being prominent issues in the city. The most recent City council elections were in May 2011. The next are expected in May 2013. For information and up to date council meeting webcasts visit the Council and Democracy pages, at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/nav/council-and-democracy
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Websites
The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol, under various names, for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgendered people (Transvestites, Crossdressers, Transexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male) and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.
Not all transgendered people can dress at home or have the confidence to join the more public girls and boys at other venues. At a Crossroads meeting you can dress and chat with other people like yourself, learn new skills (e.g. makeup), find out about places that provide the special items that we need to make us in to the girl or boy we want to be (e.g. breastforms, clothes etc) and get information about other groups and activities that you may like to take part in.
If you are taking your first tentative steps out of the closet or have only been able to dress occasionally at home but you want to meet and chat with others just like you, or your family or partner would like to chat with others in their situation, contact us and come along to a meeting. It could be the start of a whole new world.
Bristol Disability Equality Forum is a disability equality organisation for all Disabled people who live, work or study in the Bristol area, regardless of impairment. We operate to the Social Model of disability in all that we do. We campaign for Disabled people’s rights, better disability equality in all services and celebrate Disabled people’s diversity. We provide advice to organisations and support to individual Disabled people, develop projects to increase Disabled people’s access to facilities, and to decision-making structures so that they can represent themselves.
Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Disability, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Work Phone:0117 987 6010workWork Email:INTERNETPersonal Email:INTERNETWebsite:Visit Website
We provide free and confidential help to over 3,000 individuals and their families each year. With over 24 years experience we know what works and can help you find it. You can email us to arrange an appointment or ring our helpline, anonymously or you can drop-in and talk face to face to one of our LGBT workers.
Categories: Advice & Help, Alcohol & Drugs, All Bristol areas
Updated 3 years ago.
Bristol FoyerHave LGBT services
OtherKnightstone Housing Association2A Victoria StreetBristolBS1 6DTpostal
Bristol Foyer opened 11th September 2000 and has 51 bed spaces. It helps single homeless people aged 16-25 (or up to 30 if disabled) with low to medium support needs, who require supported accommodation with access to training for a period of up to two years. About The Foyer Federation TFF is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, we have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills, opportunities and resources they need to thrive.
Bristol LGBT Education Workers is a welcoming, self organised group for any LGBT person working in education aiming:
To improve how LGBT lives are discussed, represented and protected in education
To share experiences
To offer support
To share best practice, tips and strategies
As a starting point for campaigning in Bristol education settings
Current projects include: producing a list of web resources for Bristol City Council’s website; organising a mentoring scheme to support schools to lead best practice on LGBT issues; working alongside Bristol Children and Young People’s Services to make Bristol a Stonewall Education Champion ( http://www.stonewall.org.uk/education_for_all/about_us/1727.asp ).
Categories: All Bristol areas, Education, LGBT, Professional networks, Social groups
Updated 5 years ago.
Bristol LGBT Cardiac Support Group
Bristol LGBT Cardiac Support GroupContact:TimGurney
A support group which has monthly meetings for LGBT folk who have been affected by heart problems – whether for themselves or partners or family.
Categories: Advice & Help, Gay, Mental Health, Support groups
Bristol Multi Faith Forum (BMFF) was established in 2004 following consultation with the city’s faith communities and community sector. The format for BMFF is one that has been developed through the feedback of the faith communities whilst also considering the wider city objectives in association with the Bristol Partnership, Safer Bristol and the city Council. During 2007 became an independent body funded by the Council. A development worker, Irene Prentice, was appointed in October to develop the objectives of BMFF. The Forum meets every other month, at venues of the members. BMFF seeks to achieve its aims by:
Giving a voice for people of faith following a decade where faith has been greatly sidelined.
Serving as a Forum for Faith Communities to enter into dialogue with each other and with relevant organs of the statutory, private and voluntary sectors.
Developing and nurturing leadership in the faith communities, in partnership with those communities, in order to do the above and also to be a platform for focus on commonalities and shared objectives amongst the faiths.
These are the offices of ISR. Meetings of the forum rotate through the main meeting places of each of the member faiths (mosques, temples, churches, synagogues etc). You can contact the Forum through:
Otherc/o Age Concern, Canningford House38 Victoria StreetBristolBS1 6BYpostal
Work Phone:0117 9279222workWork Email:INTERNET
BOPF represent the interests of people (over 55) in Bristol, by acting as the official Consultee with Bristol City Council and other Agencies. They meet regularly at the Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Bristol Older People’s Forum’s Mission is “To oppose unfair discrimination on the grounds of age. To provide a focus, a network and a voice for older people in Bristol. To empower older people. To improve the social and financial well-being of older people”.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Confidential outreach drop-ins in 19 schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This includes providing contraception and sexual health services, and information, advice and support from a team of specialist youth workers and nurses.
Classroom based sex and relationships education (SRE) covering a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, consent, online safety, risk taking, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and delaying early sex.
Training for professionals as part of the 4YP training programme
Specialist Brook training for example Brook’s acclaimed ‘Traffic Light Tool’ training and bespoke training such as ‘Working with Deaf young people’
SRE for young people with Learning Disabilities and training and support for professionals, parents and carers around talking to young people with Learning Disabilities about sex and relationships
Participation and volunteering opportunities enabling young people to get involved with campaigns and young people led projects
Confidential drop-in at The Station for young people under 25 providing information and advice, free condoms, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment (including HIV point of care testing) and signposting. Young people can drop-in Monday – Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
Specialist 1:1 early intervention nurse for vulnerable young people
Confidential 1:1 short term counselling for young people under 25
Bristol BSL forum has been set up to make sure that deaf people in Bristol can have fair access to council services. For more information, please contact: Carolyn Nabarro or Iain Sutherland, Development Worker
Categories: All Bristol areas, Disabled, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Support groups
Launched in October 2009, we provide an inclusive network and support environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people who work, or are intending to work, in the South West and South Wales legal sector. Our primary focus is:
To help promote diversity in the legal workplace and a culture which treats everyone equally
To give a voice to, and develop connections between, LGB members of our region’s legal community
To offer a safe environment for LGB people who are not openly gay or bisexual at work to be themselves and to talk with others who may have advice and suggestions to share
To develop and enhance the progressive reputations of those firms and places of study whose employees / students are part of our group
To engage with clients and prospective clients of legal services for whom diversity is important
How can I get involved?
Sign up as a member by registering your details. You will then be added to our email circulation group and kept informed of what the group is doing, meetings and events. To be a successful group, BYlaw needs the active support and involvement of all members of the legal community, as well of law firms, chambers, universities and other legal workplaces and places of study in the South West and South Wales.
Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, LGBT, North East Smerset, Professional networks, Social networks, South Gloucestershire, Southwest, Support groups