Welcome to South Bristol Advice Services

SBAS Provides Free, Professional, Confidential Advice and Information to Residents of South Bristol Seeking Help with Welfare Benefits and Debt.

Founded in 1997, SBAS is a charitable organisation staffed by experienced advisers and volunteers. We provide advice and information on Welfare Benefits and Debt.

If you are seeking assistance in areas we do not specialise in, we can usually signpost you to a specialist agency that does. These might include housing, employment, immigration, consumer, custody and relationship issues.

We also work with local agencies, including Bristol Credit Union and Avon and Bristol Law Centre, to bring a range of specialist services to the local area.

We run confidential drop-in sessions at the Withywood Centre as well as at Community based venues across South Bristol. There is more information on Drop-in Sessions page on where and when these take place. The areas that we cover are for people living in South Bristol, usually in the postcode areas BS3, BS4, BS13 and BS14 but also some parts of BS1.

Self-serve Area
SBAS provides a free to use self-serve area with two computers and a printer for the use of the South Bristol community. This may be used for benefits applications, accessing price comparison sites, getting an estimate of benefits and credits entitlement, CV preparation and job seeking. Help may be available if required.