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Need help now?

If you need help now because you are isolated, experiencing physical or mental health problems, are anxious about yourself or a family member or you have an addiction, DHI will be able to assist you. We may run a service that you can use, or if we don't we can put you in touch with an appropriate service.

We can help you

In Bath and North East Somerset:

If you are having problems finding or keeping your home, please contact our Reach service on:

Telephone: 01225 422156
Mobile: 07917 637846
Email: info@dhireach.org.uk

If you are having problems with drink or drugs contact DHI on:
Telephone: 01225 329411
Email: info@dhibath.org.uk

We also have offices in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire and Somerset 

- see our contact information now

Report a Rough Sleeper

Please let us know if you have seen someone sleeping rough or in difficulty on the streets. This information will be treated in confidence. Contact our Reach team on 07917 637846 or at info@dhireach.org.uk


Other local services

More details of non-DHI services in B&NES, South Gloucestershire and Swindon.

Below are details of national charities offering help.

Homelessness help - Shelter


Shelter is a homelessness charity that runs a housing helpline and a network of housing aid centres, and works with local citizens advice bureaux.

Drugs help - Frank


Email, call or text Frank with any drug related questions or issues you are facing. The website also has an A to Z list of substances, explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. 

Alcohol help - Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they can solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Dementia help - Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers provide local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities. 

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they can solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.



Mencap is the voice of learning disability. They support people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and services.



DrugScope provides expertise on drugs and is the national membership organisation for the drug field. Their aim is to inform policy development and reduce the harm drugs do to individuals, families and communities 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

NHS Direct

NHS Direct

Contact NHS Direct for health advice and reassurance 24/7, 365 days a year.