Health and beauty
We are part of the Age UK national network, which was formed through the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. We are a registered charity with our own board of voluntary trustees from the local area, many of whom are also users of our services.
By providing a range of information, advice, products and services, we aim to enhance the quality of later life and promote the wellbeing of older people.
We are a local charity working in South Gloucestershire and Bristol with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We run a volunteer programme where volunteers are matched one-to-one with adults with learning disabilities. We are currently looking for volunteers (who are given training and their expenses are paid) and for people who would benefit from the service.
The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers. We include South Gloucestershire, and meet on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August at The Academic Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, at 7.30pm.
We are a friendly open group who have all had experience of these problems and will make new members feel very welcome.
For more information please contact our Chairman Jenny West, 3 Chipping Close, Symn Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7BB, 01454 843497 (home) or 07919 620498.
For publicity, please contact Jenny Fumpson, Tanglewood, 4B Highfield Drive, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, N. Somerset, BS20 8JG, 01275 847286.
Tel: 07876 666458
We are an independent charity that raises funds to support the work of the Breast Care Centre at Frenchay Hospital. We are also representing the interests of South Gloucestershire people in a review of Breast Care Services for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. For more information, please contact Secretary and Trustee Daphne Havercroft using the links below.
Carers' groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can:
- Meet other carers
- Have a cup of tea and chat
- Pick up information
Some groups are open to all carers and some are for specific carers.
If you are able to spare an hour or two there are a number of opportunities to meet with other carers to find out more about the support available to you. Why not try and come along?
Tel: 07899 796281
A Practice of seven Doctors with a team of Nurses and Administrative staff providing patients with excellent medical care.
Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm. Extended hours: (by appointment only) Saturday 8.30am - Midday, Tuesday and Thursday until 8pm. Check availability with reception.
Thornbury Health Centre, Eastland Road, Thornbury BS35 1DP
Tel: 01454 412599
Fax: 01454 416090
We are a traditional family practice of three Doctors and a team of Nurses and Administrative Staff. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care.
Monday – Friday 8am–6.30pm
Monday Extended Hours 4pm to 7.30pm (by appointment only)
Thornbury Health Centre, Eastland Road, Thornbury, BS35 1DP
Tel: 01454 412167
Fax: 01454 419522
There is an increasing need for individuals who have suffered a stroke to engage in an exercise and activity regime. The Exercise on Prescription Stroke Scheme run by South Gloucestershire Council, offers 12 weeks of one to one exercise based rehab. These sessions can help to increase strength, balance and fitness levels. Sessions take place at Yate, Longwell Green and Bradley Stoke Leisure centres on a weekly basis.
For more information please contact Ross Evans, Project Officer on 01454 864005 or by e-mail.
We bring together families living with deafness through organised children’s activities and family sessions. We encourage all of the family to become involved in our activities and welcome deaf parents and their children, hearing parents, their deaf children and siblings, children’s friends, grandparents, relatives, carers and family friends.
The group provides help and support to sufferers of Fibromyalgia and their families, and promotes awareness in the local community. Members receive a regular newsletter about activities. We have a comprehensive lending library of books, journals and videos relating to Fibromyalgia. Group meetings are at Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill, Alveston, 7-9pm, on the 4th Tuesday of every month. For more details, contact Elaine on 01454 415374.
Are you looking for funding for your organisation?
GRANTnet is a service which can help to identify suitable funding and grants for activities or projects. It allows community and voluntary groups, social enterprises and small businesses to search across a huge range of funding sources.
Tel: 07870 696774
Healthwatch will be listening to and engaging with people who use Health and Social Care Services in South Gloucestershire to help improve the design and delivery of services now and in the future.
The Cotswold South branch of the NCT is run by local parents to offer support, information and friendship to expectant parents and those with babies and young children. We run antenatal courses, regular Bumps n Babies groups, Nearly New sales and various events, and provide breastfeeding support.
To book an antenatal course, please call 0844 243 7000. For more information about our branch, please click below.
NHS information, advice and a guide to services.
24-hour health advice.
The website has a health encyclopedia and a self-help guide.
South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust
1 Monarch Court, Emerald Park, Emersons Green BS16 6FH
0117 330 2400
Based at 14 The Plain, Thornbury, BS35 2BD, serving the South West.
Tel: 01454 852715
This three partner GP training practice delivers friendly family medicine at its purpose-built surgery.
St Mary Street Surgery, 24 St Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AT
Tel: 01454 413691
24 Hour Emergency Line: 01454 281312
Alternative Out of Hours Number (Frendoc): 0845 1210504
Eastland Road, Thornbury, BS35 1DP
Tel: 01454 414477
Tel: 07931 361723