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Stop Smoking in Kingswood


The Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AR
Tel: 01454 865502
www.southglos.gov.uk/smokefree
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Brain Tumour Support


The charity, which is the South West and Midlands' only brain tumour charity, offers support to brain tumour patients, their families, carers and loved ones, who are facing and dealing day to day with the devastation of a brain tumour diagnosis.

First Floor, 29a High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414355
www.braintumoursupport.co.uk
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Bristol Pituitary Support Group


The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers. We include South Gloucestershire, and meet on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August at The Academic Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, at 7.30pm.
We are a friendly open group who have all had experience of these problems and will make new members feel very welcome.
For more information please contact our Chairman Jenny West, 3 Chipping Close, Symn Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7BB, 01454 843497 (home) or 07919 620498.
For publicity, please contact Jenny Fumpson, Tanglewood, 4B Highfield Drive, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, N. Somerset, BS20 8JG, 01275 847286.

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BUST - Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust


An independent charity that raises funds to support the work of the Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

www.bustbristol.co.uk
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Carers Support Centre


Carers Support Centre provides a range of practical services for carers of all ages in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
It also provides a voice for carers and gives advice on making organisations more carer aware.

Covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 0117 965 2200
www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
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Carers' Groups


Carers' groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can:
- Meet other carers
- Have a cup of tea and chat
- Pick up information
Some groups are open to all carers and some are for specific carers.
If you are able to spare an hour or two there are a number of opportunities to meet with other carers to find out more about the support available to you. Why not try and come along? For more information contact the Carers Line or click below for the list of groups.

Tel: 0117 965 2200
www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-s...


Connecting Kingswood


Connecting Kingswood is an initiative set up in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and other lead community groups in Kingswood. Connecting Kingswood aims to strengthen and grow Kingswood’s local community.

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Dementia Support South Gloucestershire


Dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over the phone or in writing. The service is for people with Dementia and their carers, family and friends.
Call our office for more information or see our website below.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/local-infor...


DHI South Glos (Developing Health and Independence)


Do you want to talk to someone about your drug and alcohol use?
We support anyone over 18 throughout South Gloucestershire who needs help and advice around their use of drugs and alcohol. We also support families and carers struggling with someone else's drug and alcohol use. Just call us.

Tel: 01454 868750
Tel: 0800 0733011 (free)
www.dhi-online.org.uk


Slimming World


Based at The Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood
Tel: 07890 904251
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South Gloucestershire Carers' Choir


We are a small group made up of carers in the South Gloucestershire area. We meet once a week, in Kingswood (Wednesdays at Kingswood Community Centre 1-3pm) and Yate (Tuesdays at the Parish Hall 10.30am-12.30pm) alernately. We sing a range of rounds, vocal exercises and short pieces, and perform occasionally, often teaming up with Bitton Community Choir. The choir is open to anyone who is a carer in South Gloucestershire, and is a laid back, friendly environment. On weeks where we dont sing, the choir often meets up for a coffee regardless, and we enjoy our end of term social get-togethers!

Kingswood Community Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AB
www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-s...
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South Gloucestershire Fibromyalgia Support Group


The South Gloucestershire Fibromyalgia Support Group have decided to move to quarterly meetings in different areas of the county to be more accessible to people living with fibromyalgia who may not be able to travel or attend evening meetings.
Fibromyalgia can be very isolating and debilitating, which is why ‘Fibro Friends’ will trial a more casual format, meeting in the mornings in Yate, Bradley Stoke, Winterbourne and Alveston once a quarter.
Other fibromyalgia social events will continue to meet on a regular basis:
• ‘Mad Hatters’ is a lovely way of meeting up in different cafés around the region for an opportunity to ‘chill’ with likeminded folk over a cuppa. (You don’t need to be ‘mad’ to join in but it helps!)
• Knit’n’Natter ~ (we call it therapy but no prizes for guessing which is the most productive!) We’d love you to join our regular knitters and crocheters and get to know each other better whilst producing lovely little beanie hats and cot blankets for the Neo Natal Unit at Southmead.
The new programme of events can be found on our website below and in the events calendar on this site. We look forward to welcoming members both new and old. For details please call 0844 887 2403 or click below.

southglosfibro.btck.co.uk
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Southern Brooks Community Hub


Our Kingswood community hub offers a safe space for all local people to drop in and find the support they need. This can range from dementia care, support with finding work and training, accessing volunteering, family and mental health support and so on. Our hub offers somewhere to start your journey to success - call in Monday to Friday 10am until 2pm.

The Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AR
Tel: 01454 864164/4165
www.mykingswood.co.uk/kingswood/t...
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WECIL Ltd


We provide innovative services which aim to empower Disabled people, giving them the opportunity to gain choice and control over their lives. As well as delivering crucial support, information and advice services, we also undertake pioneering research and pilot projects in order to effect social change.
We are based in Kingswood and provide a range of services to people in South Gloucestershire.

Link House, Britton Gardens, Kingswood BS15 1TF
Tel: 0117 947 99 11
www.wecil.co.uk
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Weight Watchers


Based at Kingswood Community Association
Tel: 07754 604652
www.weightwatchers.co.uk


Well Aware


Well Aware is a free telephone and online health and wellbeing information directory for everyone in South Gloucestershire. It is also the signposting service for Healthwatch. Well Aware has lots of information on more than 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services.

The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ
Tel: 0808 808 5252
www.wellaware.org.uk
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Young and Free


buddying service for young disabled people

Tel: 07468 524364
www.youngandfreecharity.co.uk
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