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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


Brain Tumour Support’s aim is that no-one feels alone when facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. The charity’s dedicated to being there for patients, carers, friends and families following a brain tumour diagnosis.
They offer an individualised support service which provides specialist information, practical guidance, emotional support, help coping with bereavement and much more.
Crucially, help is there for as long as it is needed, and that can often be years.

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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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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Contact the Elderly


Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.

Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

Tel: 01225 873812
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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


League of Friends of Cossham Hospital


The League of Friends is a well established volunteer group who run the refreshment facilities at the hospital 5 days a week and raise money to support the work of the hospital.
The League was formed in 1966 and mobilises, encourages, fosters and maintains the interest of the public and patients in supporting the work of Cossham Hospital by voluntary service.
We have a membership of 120 and the committee usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month with a link meeting to share with the membership held on the following Thursday.
We would like to attract younger adults to the League of Friends to be sustainable in the long term.

Cossham Hospital, Lodge Road, Kingswood BS15 1LF
www.mykingswood.co.uk/kingswood/c...
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Remap Bristol


Remap Bristol is a branch of Remap, a national charity that provides custom-made equipment for disabled people in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. Our 30 or so skilled volunteers provide innovative, practical solutions to everyday challenges encountered by disabled people.
We are always keen to recruit new members who could help us expand the range of help that we offer.

bristol.remap.org.uk
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Slimming World


Based at The Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood
Tel: 07890 904251
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Smokefree South Gloucestershire


Tel: 01454 865502
www.southglos.gov.uk/smokefree
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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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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships


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 Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Brittania Road, Kingswood BS15 8DB
Tel: 0117 961 0434
southernbrooks.org.uk
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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


Young and Free


buddying service for young disabled people

Tel: 07468 524364
www.youngandfreecharity.co.uk
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