About this cause
North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC) is a registered charity that has been delivering advice, representation and community services in deprived areas of North Bristol and South Gloucestershire for over 30 years. Our aim is to promote social justice and combat poverty by providing free and independent advice and support. We provide welfare benefits advice including representation at tribunal; debt advice; get online drop-in; money management workshops in schools, a training hub hosting work clubs and training; and home visiting services for older people to help them stay independent and combat social isolation. Our services support people at times of crisis, work to address the causes of deprivation and support people to take practical steps to improve their situation in the longer term.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The project will bring older people together to learn digital skills in a way that best helps them retain learning, particularly due to memory problems. It will combat social isolation by bringing them together regularly to work on a common issue, and by helping them link with family and friends by email and social media. They will be able to access services online and no longer feel “shut out”.