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Abbotswood Community Drop In Service


Pop in Mondays 2.30-5.30pm and Fridays 9am-12pm and speak to Alex about anything to do with our community!
Ask for advice or support, raise a concern, find information on events/activities/volunteering opportunities, and browse our wide range of leaflets and posters. Feel free to use our community resources such as the guest laptop, printing facilities and litter picking equipment.
Maybe just come in for a chat and a cuppa... The kettle's always on!

Abbotswood Action Group Office, St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG


Bluebell Care


Bluebell provides services for mums, dads and families experiencing anxiety and depression during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth.
We offer both group and 1:1 support in Thornbury and the surrounding BS35 area. The Mums’ Comfort Zone group is held on Friday mornings in Thornbury Baptist Church, with free crèche provision.
Mums’ Comfort Zone is a structured, 11 week, therapeutic, group programme for mums experiencing ante and post-natal, depression and/or anxiety and can be accessed by completing a referral form and having an initial assessment with the Bluebell Buddy.
Group sessions last for 2 hours and are term timely during school hours. Courses usually run 3 times a year with start dates in January, April and September.
Our Bluebell Buddies have lived experience of managing depression and anxiety related to pregnancy and birth and can offer 1:1 support in the community or at another local convenient community venue.
Support is available for dads from our ‘Dads in Mind’ peer support workers, who can meet for a 1-2-1 chat.

Tel: 0117 922 0746
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Bristol Pituitary Support Group


The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers.

www.pituitary.org.uk/support-for-...


British Lung Foundation Support Group


The South Gloucestershire Support Group for people with breathing problems is now in Yate.
Meetings are held 2.15-3.15pm normally the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Coffee Bar and lounge at the Armadillo - free refreshments provided.
The support group is run by members, with talks and advice from health professionals. It can be easy to feel you are on your own with your condition, you will find others who understand. We also have other speakers, so far we have had a visit from the Police to talk about how we can keep ourselves safe and a wonderful man from Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve with ideas of places locally where we can go for a walk with ample parking facilities.
If you require any further details please call Christine on 07973 637273 or 01454 882151 or email below.

Armadillo Youth Venue and Cafe, Station Road, Yate BS37 4FW
www.blf.org.uk/support-in-your-ar...
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Cocaine Anonymous - West Country District


Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. We meet Thursdays at 7.30pm.

Meetings at The Manor Hall, Yate BS36 2TG
Tel: 07760 632986
casw.co.uk
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Cranleigh Court Community Hub


Cranleigh Court Community Hub is a space for the community, offering support and information. You can pop in to any free session or in opening hours. We have free wi-fi, computers, printing, books, games, toys and lots of things going on every week, so please drop in soon!

Tyndale Primary School, Tyndale Avenue, Yate BS37 5EX
Tel: 07780 188146
www.facebook.com/cccommunityhub
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Make It Mentoring


Make it Mentoring helps young people reach their goals in life through one to one and small group work. MiM also offers family support, independent living skills, jobs coaching and counselling. Specialising in supporting SEN and NEET young people.

St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG
Tel: 01454 880229
Tel: 07722 911902
www.makeitmentoring.co.uk
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Photographers With Disabilities


PWD is a Yate-based group supporting those with disabilities who are interested in photography. We meet on Tuesday afternoons in Room 4 at Ridgewood Community Centre where we have an accessible studio. We run regular photoshoots, Photoshop tutorials and lessons on basic camera operations.

Tel: 01454 317754
www.photographerswithdisabilities...
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Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)


Supported by a network of volunteers, Re-engage 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
www.reengage.org.uk/
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Singing for the Brain Yate


Our Yate group runs every week on a Tuesday afternoon. Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.
There are currently spaces available for people with Dementia and their carers. It is a closed group, due to fixed group spaces and so please contact us for more information.

Tel: 0117 9610693
www.alzheimers.org.uk
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South Gloucestershire Carers' Choir


For more information on how to join the choir contact Indigo Craig by phone or email. For information on support available to carers in South Gloucestershire call 01454 868007 or visit the website below.

Parish Hall, Station Road, Yate BS37 4PQ
Tel: 01761 410559
www.southglos.gov.uk/carers
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The Candle


CTR have always had a heart for mission work, at home and abroad. The Candle was developed to be able to reach into the local community of Yate and Chipping Sodbury. As a Church we believe we have the potential to transform communities and deliver social action projects and missional outreach within the local community. Where appropriate there will be a close collaboration with the local statutory agencies, charities and societal groups.

88 Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 326395
www.ctr-yate.org/the-candle
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Time 4 Carers


We organise activities, social events, meals and craft activities to give South Gloucestershire Carers time out from their caring role.

Tel: 07597 278204
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Willow Tree Centre


We offer free, unbiased support to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or needing help after a miscarriage, still birth or abortion. We support women and their partners as well as other family members.
We are based in Yate, but arrange appointments for people in different locations, including Thornbury. Please call our 7 day a week helpline for confidential support: 01454 324080, or click below to visit our website.

www.thewillowtreecentre.org.uk


Yate and Sodbury Covid-19 Help & Support


We aim too ensure every road in Yate, Sodbury and surrounding areas has a verified point of contact to serve local residents in case of self isolation.

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Yate Men's Shed


Yate Men’s Shed is a community-based organisation that provides a venue for members of our community to meet in a friendly and convivial environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to pursue their practical hobbies / interests and to socialise. Our members have a broad spectrum of skills and interests which we are able to share and expand on.

We hold two afternoon sessions a week at Yate Parish Hall, Station Road, where members can use the workshop facilities or just drink tea and have a chat. The sessions help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they are fun.

Men typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women, and unlike women many men may have a limited network of friends with whom they can share personal worries and concerns. Whilst not the case for all men, for many, when retirement eventually comes, it can feel like their personal identity and purpose is lost. The Men’s Sheds community helps to change this by reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness, enabling members to gain a new sense of purpose and belonging.

So, if you would like to join us, do come along or give us a call you would be very welcome.

Yate Parish Hall, Station Road, Yate BS37 4PQ
Tel: 07847306735
www.yatemensshed.com/
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