News Offers of help from our partners
Thank you to our partners who have submitted a need for help or an offer of a service. Below is all the offers of support we have had in. We will be updating regularly.
My organisation needs help or can provide support
I would like to volunteer
We are offering up to date Governement information, support, signposting, training and jobs in the B&NES area. Claire_lynch@bathnes.gov.uk
Future Bright can support those who have lost pay or work due to the COVID-19 crisis get in touch with us for support. For specific eligibility and to register with us go here www.futurebright.org.uk
We can offer:
- Over the phone/ Skype support for up to 3 months
- Support to help you look for new or additional employment.
- Access to short-term training to improve skills and help you move quickly to secure work opportunities of either a temporary or permanent nature
Get in touch with us today
If you are unsure about eligibility contact us and we will help or link you up with other services who can support you.
Our friendly electrician Harvey Smithers sent us this - he is happy to provide a call out service for emergencies - I am sure he will charge for this but we have always found him to be very reasonable & helpful
His contact numbers are
Of The Record is open for you – we’ve worked hard to continue to offer all of our services on the phone, via video chat or other chat forums. If you’re 10 – 25 years old and want a safe space to be heard, we’re here for you. We’ve got the following support available via phone, video or messenger;
- Listening Support – a 20-minute confidential session for you to talk about anything you like.
- Counselling – a 50 minute session with our counsellor, you’ll have a chance to explore issues in more depth.
- Virtual Okay cafes - a safe space for young people to connect, chat and have fun. We’ll look at ways to support ourselves and others, as well as play games.
- Virtual SPACE - If you are aged between 13-21 years and identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Asexual, and/or questioning your sexuality and/or gender identity, then OTR has weekly LGBT+ youth group online.
This is a really difficult time for young people; none of us have ever gone through anything like this before. Our team are available to support you through it – whatever the challenges are.
To get support, please visit our website and complete a short referral form at;
Please visit our website and social media for more information on what else we’re offering during this time – we’re working with you to develop the support you want, in the way that’s best for you
Healthwatch B&NES - Grants Avaliable
An independent consumer champion for health and social care. We gather the views and experiences of local people and share them with commissioners and providers in order to highlight what is being done well and identify areas where things could be improved.
Our Community Pot is designed to support this work. Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and groups operating in B&NES can apply to receive a one-off grant ranging from £500 to £5,000 to fund a piece of work or project.
To find out more and apply W: https://bit.ly/3ak2zpE
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) Thursday 30 April 2020
We have office furniture and equipment to donate to support not for profit organisations fight against coronavirus, work from home - wherever we can help! We also have furniture and equipment to donate to groups supporting rooms/facilities for the homeless Please send a list of what you might need and we can arrange for you to collect it from Avonmouth (BS11 9HS). If we don't have the kit in stock, then we will endeavour to source it free of charge.
email@example.com 0117 244 3777
Bath Community Transport
We have mini buses available to help organisations resolve transportation difficulties during this time, whether this is transporting key workers that have no alternative transportation, patient transportation or delivering emergency food parcels to the at risk groups or supporting food banks.
We anticipate in the coming weeks we will be supporting hospitals to get discharged patients home, if the numbers become too much for existing providers to handle, therefore we are unable to specify how long we can support in these other areas.
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Charities if you need digital skills support, here's a list of resources from within and beyond the Catalyst network. This has been launched this morning, and is a central coordination of resources across national funders and third sector support networks.
You will find online virtual training, and the opportunity for 1:1 support calls.
Time Bank Plus are offering regular phonecalls to older people (over 70) in the Twerton area and Time Bank members (any age & area) for social contact and support. We also have a Facebook Group and a WhatsApp group for Time Bank members and others to chat, share info and stay connected.
We are planning to co-ordinate a number of online groups, which will help people at home to stay connected and engaged. These might include: Creative Writing; Gardening & Food Growing; Knit & Natter; Board Games; Films; Anything else that people would like or can offer to lead.
Anyone can sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter with current information on what is available. We also welcome anyone who would like to volunteer to set up or lead an online group of activity or who can offer help and advice to people with using apps and online forums. Please contact us initially by email to: email@example.com
Have you got an instrument at home you don't know how to play? Here are some online teachers:
Wendi Harris - Support with UC and PIP
Hi my name is Wendi. I am socially isolating as I have 8 medical conditions. I have over the last few years acquired a lot of knowledge about the systems and can give basic advice on claiming on UC and PIP, gone through appeals process and am familiar with rules on LHA etc. I would like to offer my knowledge on how to claim and what to provide, am up on what the government is doing and know how daunting the process can seem.
I’d like to offer my phone number for people to call me with concerns, worries etc to anyone in the community that may need it. I did work myself as a benefit advisor for many years previously.
If you want to take Wendi up on this offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are prepared to take more food during the week and be a point of pick up for the community as we are situated in Green Park and a good central location.
If you would like any assistance with having a place for food to be dropped off and distributed we are keenly avaliable.
We have a Van + Drivers
General Support of 2 for deliveries/errands/office work etc
Citizens Advice BANES can support with Debt, Housing, Benefits, Legal, Family, Consumer and Family Law enquiries. 0344 848 7919
Gesture have a platform to connect groups with business offering help.
DOT PROJECT would like to offer voluntary support to any charities needing help doing more remote working, online systems etc.
Michael Auton Consultancy
Michael has kindly offered to provide fundraising advice for charities and groups.
We are pleased to offer companies and their home workers an extra special discount on the cost of their cartridges so they can continue to work from home as usual.
We have a wide range of home printers for people who don't have one already. Just let us know what you need, colour, B&W, Scan/Copy/Print and we will work out an excellent, economical printer for delivery ASAP.
We will support you all as much as possible at this crazy time.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
01225 931 500