A nurse-led, specialist service which works to support patients with bladder and bowel problems and promote healthy living.
Contact: 0117 373 7118
Contact address: Horfield Health Centre, Lockleaze Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 9RR.
The service is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
This service is part of the new Modernising Mental Health Service in Bristol. It is a partnership of 15 organisations all working together to deliver a range of Talking Therapies to support individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including:
The Wellbeing Therapies service is open access which means that anyone can refer themselves or be referred by their GP or other professional
Contact: 0117 9823209
Bristol Wellbeing Therapies Website
The Community Dental Service provides dental care for people who are unable to access treatment from a general dentist practitioner because of special needs or disabilities.
Home visits are available where patients are housebound, or where the disability is such that the individual would find it too difficult to visit a clinic.
Contact: 0117 342 4383
Contact address: The Dental Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY.
Dental Hospital Website
Continence care is available for:
Contact: 0117 373 7118
Contact address: Continence Service, Avonmouth Medical Centre, Collins Street, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9JJ
Bristol Community Health Website
There are regular support meetings that run across Bristol that aim to support people with any form of diabetes.
To find out more please go to - http://www.diabetesbristol.org.uk/
There is a specialist team of Dieticians providing a community based service. They provide advice and support to adult patients and carers locally through one-to-one counselling, group education and teaching.
To obtain support from a dietician, please contact your GP
Community Nurses provide care for predominantly housebound patients. They promote and support independence and provide care at periods of time when patients are unable to support themselves.
Access to this service is via GP referral only.
The Harbour, a Bristol-based charity, offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness. They provide therapy for individuals, couples and groups. Regular counselling is a time and space where clients can explore how they feel about what is happening, and also consider the impact that past life experiences are having now. It is a time when you can speak about all things that are difficult to share with people close to you, and begin to make sense of your experiences.
To find out more please contact 0117 925 9348
Produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, there are several self-help guides for a range of mental health conditions, e.g. depression, anxiety, controlling anger.
Bristol Community Health
Help for older and disabled people to remain living independently at home. Assessments and visits are prioritised depending on people’s needs.
Contact: 0117 919 0290
This service is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Contact address: Knowle Clinic, Broadfield Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2UH.
Healthcall Optical Services
Contact: 0800 198 1132
Calls to this service are free from a landline.
Healthcall Optical Services Website
Contact: 01275 393 507
Contact address: Suite 8-10, Aztec Centre, Aztec West, Bristol, BS34 4TD.
Parkinson's UK groups offer information, support and friendship for people with Parkinson's disease. On the first Saturday of each month, there is a group that meets at Oatley Hall at St Monica's Trust in Bristol. For more details, please go to https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/bristol-branch
Bristol Community Health Physiotherapy
Deliver expert advice and support to patients. Physiotherapists use manual therapy and exercises to help restore and maintain physical function of the body’s joints, muscles and ligaments.
To obtain support from a physiotherapist, please contact your GP
Provide podiatry services in community clinics and can also visit bed and chair bound patients at home.
Contact: 0117 919 0275
Contact address: Podiatry Department, Knowle Clinic, Broadfield Road, Bristol, BS4 2UH
Bristol Community Health Website
The Sanctuary is a safe place to come at weekends when you feel that you cannot cope. They also work with family, friends and carers. They will:
l Listen to you
l Offer 1-2-1 support
l Provide a quiet space
l Offer a chance to be with people who have been through similar experiences
l Help you to relax and plan to stay safe
l Provide information about other services
To arrange visits, Call: 0117 954 2952
Text: 07709 295 661
Staff will ring you back after 5pm on the days we are open (7pm - 2am Friday to Monday)
Bristol Mental Health Website
Assessment and advice concerning swallowing, feeding and communication.
To obtain support from a speech and language therapist, please contact your GP for a referral
We have now launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city. We commissioned the six short films - in Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and English-language - to address the stigma, misunderstanding and lack of accurate information currently available for the culturally diverse communities across the city.
There are an estimated 25,000 BME people with dementia in the UK. While the number of white, British people with dementia is expected to double by 2051, the numbers of people from BME communities is expected to increase sevenfold within the same timeframe.
Mrs Kwan, who is originally from China, has lived in Bristol with her husband for 45 years and raised their family here. She is now carer to her husband who has dementia. She explains: “Life changes significantly for someone with dementia, and for their carer and family too. It’s really important to get help. In our community, a lot of people don’t know what dementia is, we don’t even have a word for it. This means that lots of people with the disease run the risk of being forgotten.”
Within each of the films, medical experts, people affected by dementia and members of the relevant communities explain what dementia is, outline how people can gain a diagnosis and access the free support available from the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
This issue is echoed across many communities, as well as within white-British communities, and one which the films address head on.
Khadra Abdi, who cares for her mother with dementia and is active in the Somali community in Bristol says: “Many older people within our community have limited English language, and when they don’t understand what dementia is it can be very scary. These films explain about the disease and the help available in a simple, clear way, and most importantly in their native language, making it far easier for them to gain a genuine understanding of dementia, get a diagnosis from their GP and to get support from the Dementia Wellbeing Service”.
You can now view the films from our homepage or via our YouTube channel and hardcopies are available from 0117 904 5151
Posted at 09:16 on 01/08/2017
BREAKING NEWS! Our new short films talking about dementia and how you get can support in Bristol are now live!
Please click on the links under 'Dementia - Your questions answered' above
Posted at 16:11 on 31/07/2017
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