Why is Brigstowe unique?
"We don't just make statements - we make things happen"
Brigstowe achieves results. We give advice, but also help our clients do things that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. For example, completing forms, making phone calls and following doctor's orders. This may seem simple but some people couldn't visit their clinic, claim rights to asylum, or sometimes even buy food, without the help and encouragement that we give.
We can't quantify how much public money, time and effort our work saves the council, NHS and Government but it clearly does.
If someone with HIV doesn't take their drugs, minor infections can mean hospital. Helping people stick to their medication therefore saves NHS costs. If they can't pay their rent or get evicted, the council may need to house them, costing thousands. If we help them claim what they're entitled to, budget and pay rent, that council house can go to someone in greater need. These are the hidden benefits and cost-savings Brigstowe achieves. They also mean our clients have a better quality of life and contribute more actively to their communities.
This is what our clients say about us
"To find support and so much non-judgmental help was amazing. I have my life back, a home, life is worth living. Nobody does it better, you have the best team."
"I was very grateful for the non-judgemental, concise, clean and straight to the point advice and information"
"The help and support of the advisor was invaluable. Efficient, informative, helpful and knowledgeable. It was good to have someone to turn to, especially when there seemed no-one else."
"They really helped me when I was in a desperate situation and it has changed my life"
"So helpful with advice and information and when my situation has been at a most difficult place, they were the only people willing to help out. Thanks so much."
"You treat me with respect and have time to listen and give good advice"
"I'm grateful to Brigstowe for all the help, and I am much happier now and stable and have made great friends that I am planning and hoping to keep."
"I find the Brigstowe Project to be very helpful and supportive"
"I am glad and very grateful for the assistance that Brigstowe have given me in tough times. I am more focussed, confident and my self esteem is very high."
I couldn’t be happier with the support and advice provided"
Our latest annual report is available as a pdf file HERE or contact us for a copy. Please also contact us if you would like a copy of our detailed accounts. In addition, the Brigstowe Project's detailed profile can be found on the Charity Commission Website.