Other Support and Useful Numbers

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Community ACORN- a community based union is organising local volunteers to support people in the community who need shopping, prescription collection, post and anything else they may need if they are stuck at home. If you require assistance or would like to volunteer then please visit: www.acorntheunion.org.uk/corona Employment For all the advice needed in regards to your employment and how to manage your HIV in conjunction with Guidance surrounding COVID-19, the fab people over at NAT (National AIDS Trust) have this very useful guide- https://loopedin.nat.org.uk/topic/hiv-and-coronavirus-(covid-19)/1 Useful Numbers Brigstowe are not a crisis service. However, we understand this can be a difficult and challenging time for you. If you have an emergency or need someone to talk to, there is help available. Here are some useful numbers in case you need support, some of which are open outside office hours: Samaritans 24hr helpline (to talk about anything difficult) – 116 123 Social Services Helplines (Connecting Care) – 0800 073 0907 or 0117 900 2655 Bristol Mental Health Crisis Line – 0300 555 0334 Bristol City Council Homelessness and Housing Advice: 0117 352 6800 Southmead Hospital HIV Clinic – telephone the HIV Specialist Nurses on 0117 4146400 THT Direct (for HIV specific advice and guidance) – 0808 802 1221 If you require and food bank services then please call Brigstowe on 0117 955 5038 and speak to one of our Support Workers. ← Back to Latest News