Listings for Charities & support groups

  • Age UK B&NES

    18 Kingsmead Square Bath, Bath BA1 2AE Map

    Tel: 01225 466135

    Age UK B&NES  is a charity which provides help, information and advice to older people, families and carers in the B&NES area. The 'Full of Life' programme includes: Walking for Health, Tai Chi, Music & Movement etc.   All of these are available at low cost for the over 60s. Many are suitable for all levels of fitness. See organisers' website to see more or download full programme. 

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  • Bath & District MS Society

    The team offers support and information to all those affected by MS, their families and carers. This includes emotional support, financial support, advice on holidays and respite care. For more information, see the local branch's website. For information about the weekly exercise class at University of Bath for members, call Julie Harrup on 0800 0665355,

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  • Bath & District Samaritans

    25 Windsor Castle, Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3DN Map

    Tel: 01225 460888

    Bath & District Samaritans consists of over 100 trained volunteers, available for anyone, of any age or walk of life, to contact for emotional support, in complete confidence. As well as helping operate a 24-hour Helpline, volunteers visit schools & colleges, work with local rail station staff, support patients, families and staff at the Bath RUH, and work with inmates at Leyhill Open Prison. There are regular Information evenings for anyone wanting to volunteer, or help with fund-raising. If you feel you need emotional support, you can contact them by phone, by SMS/text, by email, by letter, or by going into their office during the drop-in services times (see website for details).

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  • Bath Area Play Project

    Office, Odd Down Community Centre, Odins Road, Bath BA2 2TL Map

    Tel: 01225 832479

    Bath Area Play Project (BAPP) is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity. It was set up in 1979 to provide and promote quality play opportunities for school-age children during school holidays. Various play schemes are available for children and young people, including some for disabled youngsters. See the website or contact BAPP for more information about these schemes and other events.

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  • Bath Stroke Support Group

    Bath & Paulton groups

    Tel: 0303 3033 100

    The Bath Stroke Support group is affiliated to the Stroke Association. It offers support and social opportunities for those affected by strokes. Carers are always welcome. There are weekly group meetings and also various other activities. Contact the organisers for more information.

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  • DHI

    The Beehive, Beehive Yard, Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BD Map

    Tel: 01225 329411

    DHI (Developing Health & Independence) is a charity that provides a range of services for people facing social exclusion, including from drug/alcohol misuse. Clients are self-referred. The organisation offers programmes tailored to the individual. DHI deal not only with the health and emotional well-being of their clients, but also with real practical issues such as housing, social exclusion, lack of basic education and employable skills.

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  • Julian House

    Admin office, 55 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BN Map

    Tel: 01225 354650

    Julian House is the leading provider of services to single homeless men and women in Bath & North East Somerset. Services include healthcare, support, resettlement and signposting. Projects and services have been developed which not only address the symptoms of homelessness, but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Some projects such as the Community Support Team are targeted at preventing people becoming homeless.

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  • National Osteoporosis Society

    Manor Farm, Skinners Hill, Camerton, Bath BA2 0PJ Map

    Tel: 01761 471771

    Based in Bath, the National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The helpline number is 0845 450 0230 (open 9am–5pm, Mon–Fri). See website for more information and useful resources, including a forum to discuss issues. 

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  • NRAS / Bath & West Wilts branch

    See site for details

    Local support group for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • Parkinson’s UK – Bath & District

    Foxhill Community Centre, Hawthorne Grove, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5QD Map

    Tel: 01225 315536

    The Bath & District branch of Parkinson's UK offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. Monthly meetings for members are held at the Foxhill Community Centre. The branch also organises regular events and social activities (including exercise and hydrotherapy sessions, indoor bowls and pub lunches) – details of all events are available on the website.

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  • RICE / Memory Clinics

    The RICE Centre, Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG Map

    Tel: 01225 476420

    RICE is The Research Institute for the Care of Older People, which aims to improve the lives of older people by research into the more serious conditions affecting older people – in particular Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. RICE provides self-referral memory testing clinics in the community for anyone over 50 who thinks they might have a memory problem. The clinics are held in Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Keynsham, Radstock and Trowbridge. 

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  • St John’s Ambulance – Bath

    1 Weirside Court, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 1AZ Map

    Tel: 01225 463806

    St John's Ambulance provide first aid cover to many local events, including theatre duties and annual events such as the Bath Half Marathon. They provide high-quality training for volunteers: from basic first aid to crewing and driving an ambulance. For youngsters there are well-established Cadet and Badger units. There is also a newly formed youth group catering for 16-25 year olds.

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  • St Mungo’s

    St Mungo's runs services for homeless and vulnerable people. These include Mulberry House supported accommodation in Weston, Bath. They have started a project to grow fruit and vegetables, and provide horticultural training to their clients. 

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  • The Carers’ Centre (Bath and North East Somerset)

    Bath Carers' Centre, The Woodlands, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 9ES Map

    Tel: Freephone 0800 0388 885

    The Carers' Centre supports people who provide unpaid care to a partner, relative or friend. There is also a Young Carers' service. They offer a wide range of free information and services for carers, including some aimed at improving their health, fitness and wellbeing. There are two centres: Bath and Radstock.

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  • The Integrative Health Trust

    Bailbrook House, Eveleigh Avenue, London Road West, Bath BA1 7JD Map

    Tel: 01225 319131

    The Integrative Health Trust is a charity founded in 2007 to harness and promote the power of the integrative health movement to improve the health, wellbeing and personal potential of the people of the world. 

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  • Arthritis Care – Bath Support Group

    Tel: 01225 471070

  • Bath Alcoholics Anonymous

    Tel: 0845 769 7555

  • Bath Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Group

    Support and advice group

  • Bath Institute of Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD)

    Trim Bridge, Bath BA1 1HD Map

    Tel: 01225 448444

  • Bath MDF – The BiPolar Organisation

    See main listing under 'Mental Health support'

  • Bath Mencap

    See main listing under 'Mental Health support'

  • Bath Mind

    See main listing under 'Mental Health support'

  • Clover House / Children’s Complementary Health Centre

    Clover House, 447 Bath Road, Saltford BS31 3AZ Map

    Tel: 01225 344047

  • deafPLUS / visionPLUS Bath

    2 Queens Parade, Bath BA1 2NJ Map

    Tel: 01225 446555

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

    Tel: 01761 432713

  • Golden Oldies (Goldies)

    See main listing under 'Singing / choirs'

  • The Forever Friends Appeal (Fundraising for the RUH)

    Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG Map

    Tel: 01225 825691

  • Triumph over Phobia

    See main listing under 'Phobias'