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 Datesclick here

A member of our Bristol Team also attends support groups run by Bristol Parent Carers –click here

For South Gloucestershire Support Group Dates click here

*Please note we have had to cancel the South Glos Support Group scheduled for 15th October 2019 due to illness. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

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.


  • Thursday 21st November 2019 – 30 minute appointments available between 6pm-8pm. Venue: Royal Oak House, 3rd Floor, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB
  • Monday 9th December 2019 – 30 minute appointments available between 10am-12pm. venue: Royal Oak House, 3rd Floor, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB


  • Thursday 24th October: 30-minute appointments available between 12.30 – 3.00pm.  Venue: Vicky’s Place, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead, BS20 6LN
  • Friday 22nd November: 30-minute appointments available between 10.00am – 12.00.  Venue: The Carlton Centre, Carlton Street, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1UA