Information, advice and support for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Age UK Somerset
Provide information and advice for people over 60 years of age. Covering a wide range of topics, including community care, housing and welfare benefits. Other services are also provided.
Information line: 01823 345613
Phone: 01823 345610
Avon and Somerset Young Victims Service
Takes referrals for young people aged 5 to 18 (up to 25 for those with additional needs) who are affected by crime, anti-social behaviour or domestic abuse in Avon and Somerset.
We offer support and interventions on a voluntary basis, aiming to rebuild confidence and increase feelings of safety. If the cases are at a children’s social care threshold they should be referred there in the first instance.
Phone: 01275 884488
RSPCA Pet Retreat Service
The RSPCA Pet Retreat scheme is now closed to new applications for people wanting to foster their pets due to fleeing domestic abuse. The RSPCA can help signpost you to other charities and organisations who can help you.
Phone: 0300 1234 555
Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)
Specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.
Phone: 0808 801 0456
Somerset County Council - Social Care (Adults and Children)
Somerset County Council’s Social Care Teams.
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Partnership
Information on the work of the Somerset drug and alcohol partnership.
Phone: 0300 303 8788
Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (SIDAS)
Somerset’s local specialist domestic abuse service, which is open to male and female victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Programmes are also available to men or women who want to change their abusive behaviour in intimate relationships.
Phone: 0800 694 9999
South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Group
Survivor Pathway (Rape and Sexual Abuse/Assault)
Primarily a guide for anyone wanting to know about more specialist sexual violence services.
A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offering medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
Phone: 0117 342 6999
This Is Not An Excuse
An Avon and Somerset-wide website that provides information on domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual assault. Information can be found on relevant organisations that provide help and support.