Useful Websites

This page has links to groups and organisations in Bristol, the South West and across the country.

If there is something missing, or you would like to add your group’s details, please get in touch!

Bristol and the South West

Brigstowe Project

Brigstowe’s vision is a world in which people living with HIV live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination

Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF) is an organisation run by and for Disabled people. The BDEF works to remove the barriers Disabled people face in their lives.

Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers Campaign (BDASC)

BDASC is a voluntary group campaigning locally to challenge the injustice of the asylum system.

Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) 

BIMHN works in the interest of past, current and future users of Bristol’s mental health services.

Bristol Refugee Rights

Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) provides a range of services, and aims to uphold the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

Bristol Survivors Network

Bristol Survivors Network is a group of people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties.  They offer peer suppport and campaign to improve Mental Health services.

CASS Bristol

Community access support service (CASS) works with community, equality and faith groups to improve awareness of mental health links to support services in Bristol

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Centre provides services designed by and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bristol.

Compass Disability Services

Compass offer a range of services and advice to Disabled people in Somerset.

LGBT Bristol

LGBT Bristol was a campaigning and support organisation run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer people. Although they closed in 2020, their website has links to many LGBT groups and support organisations.

North Somerset People First

A self-advocacy charity, working for and led by the voices of people with a learning disability in North Somerset.

SARI – Stand Against Racism and Inequality

SARI supports victims of hate crime, including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based.

WECIL

WECIL provides a wide range of services for Disabled people across the South West.

Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living

Wilts CIL is run by and for Disabled people. They provide a range of services and advice to support disabled people who live or work in Wiltshire

National Groups and Organisations

Action for ME

Action for M.E. is dedicated to offering support to people living with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

ALLFIE – The Alliance for Inclusive Education

ALLFIE is a Disabled people-led organisation, working for ‘a world where inclusive education is a right not a struggle’

Autistic UK CIC

Autistic UK CIC believes that all autistic adults should have choice, the opportunity to make their own decisions, and be equipped with the tools to enable them to achieve their aspirations.

CHANGE

Human rights group led by people with learning difficulties / disabilities. They produce easyread and campaign for rights and inclusion.

Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

Bringing together the chronic illness community and the disability rights movement

Disability News Service

Disability News Service (DNS) is a weekly online news service, run by John Pring, a Disabled journalist.

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK (DR-UK) works to strengthen and protect Disabled people’s rights.

DPAC – Disabled People Against the Cuts

DPAC is grassroots group fighting for justice and human rights for all disabled people.

Inclusion London

Inclusion London supports Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations in London and campaign for equality for Deaf and Disabled people across the UK.

INQUEST

INQUEST is an independent charity that campaigns for transparency in state related deaths, provides support to bereaved families and works to end the harm caused by institutions.

National Survivors Users Network (NSUN)

NSUN is network of people and groups in England who have experience of mental distress and want to change things for the better.

People First (Self Advocacy) 

People First is an run by and for people with learning difficulties. They aim to speak up and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties. 

Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA)

ROFA is an alliance of Disabled People and their organisations ’s (DPOs) in England who defend disabled people’s rights and campaign for an inclusive society.

Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut fight for the rights of  women and gender-variant people with experience of violence and abuse.