Partnerships and projects

ACFA believes that working with a range of partners is key to the future success and development of the advice sector across the region. Below are some of key partnership initiatives with which ACFA members are involved.

ACFA - ASTF Project, Bristol 

Advice South Gloucestershire 

In 2013 an application submitted by ACFA members, South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK South Gloucestershire and North Bristol Advice Centre, working in partnership as Advice South Gloucestershire, secured two year funding from the Big Lottery Advice Services Transition Fund.

As part of their funded work, the Partnership commissioned a report to look at advice needs and provision in the area - this report, Improving Lives, is available to download here.

Advice North Somerset 

Advice North Somerset is a two-year project, funded by the Big Lottery Advice Services Transition Fund, to set up an advice partnership in North Somerset to develop the advice services in the challenging climate of cuts to Legal Aid and changes brought in by Welfare Reform.

The partnership is led by ACFA member, North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau, with Age UK Somerset, Alliance Homes and North Somerset BME Network.

Secure and Warm Partnership

ACFA members, Talking Money, is the lead agency for this formal partnership funded by Comic Relief.

The partnership consists of seven advice agencies delivering a range of money-related advice, support and information services to people aged 65 and above living in the West of England:

Avon & Bristol Law Centre
0117 924 8662
Age UK Bristol
0117 929 7537
North Bristol Advice Centre
0117 951 5751
South Bristol Advice Services
0117 985 1122
St Pauls Advice Centre
0117 955 2981
Talking Money
0117 954 3990
West of England Care & Repair
0300 323 0700

Money Advice West

ACFA member, Talking Money, is the lead agency for this formal partnership funded by the Money Advice Service.

Money Advice West

The partnership consists of seven advice agencies delivering free, independent debt advice in the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Stroud and Gloucester:

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau (Bristol)
0117 946 2564
North Bristol Advice Centre (Bristol and South Glos)
0117 951 5751
South Bristol Advice Services (Bristol)
0117 985 1122
St Pauls Advice Centre (Bristol)
0117 955 2981
Talking Money (Bristol and South Glos)
0117 954 3990
GL Communities (Gloucester and Stroud)
01452 505544 / 01452 306581
North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau (North Somerset)
01934 836201

Bristol Aging Better Partnership

Led by ACFA member, Age UK Bristol, Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a wide partnership of older people and organisations across Bristol working together to develop services and support that address isolation and loneliness among the elderly.

You can read a detailed assessment of the BAB vision and strategy, produced by the Big Lottery funding officer, here.

BAB Update - July 2015

BAB Update - June 2015

Golden Key

Golden Key Visual Map

Fulfilling Lives: Multiple & Complex Needs - Golden Key Business Plan, 2014/15 to 2022/23

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