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
If you are having problems with drink or drugs (legal or illegal) contact DHI on:
Telephone: 01225 329411
If you need information on local groups and services in and around Bath, please contact:
The Information Takeaway
Telephone: 01225 422156 or 01225 334185
For other issues, please call 01225 329411.
We also have offices in South Gloucestershire and Swindon
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other local services
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 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 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 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 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
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.
Contact NHS Direct for health advice and reassurance 24/7, 365 days a year.