Women chatting in support group

We offer regular face to face support to parents and carers in the form of ‘support groups’ and ‘surgeries’.

Support Groups

Our local co-ordinator is available at our support group meetings.  We sometimes also invite professionals to give talks on specific issues.  Our support groups are open to all and regardless of the area in which you live.  Unless otherwise stated, these are drop in sessions with no need to book.  Please note that support groups do not generally provide the opportunity to look at paperwork in depth.  Individual appointments can be offered for this purpose, or you are welcome to book a slot at one of our surgeries (see below).

For Bristol Support Group Dates

Forthcoming support groups in Bristol will be advertised here.  A member of our Bristol team will be available at some of the support groups run by Bristol Parent Carers, in the new year.  Click here for details.

For South Gloucestershire Support Group Datesclick here.

For North Somerset we are currently offering face to face support in the form of our day time or evening ‘surgeries’ only.  See below for more details and forthcoming dates:


In some areas, in addition to or instead of support groups, we run surgeries. These offer parents and carers the chance to book a one-to-one appointment with a trained advisor. You can book your time slot via a simple online process. Details of current or forthcoming surgeries are given below.


Tuesday 21st January 2020: 30 minute appointments available between 6.00-8.00pm.  Venue: Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB


Tuesday 14th January 2020: 30 minute appointments available between 10.00am – 12.30pm.  Venue: The Firs Resource Centre, 89a Drove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3NX

Tuesday 4th February : 30 minute appointments available between 10.00am – 1.00pm.  Venue: Vicky’s Place, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead, BS20 6LN