We work with disadvantaged people and those who need a bit of extra help to be able to live independently

We help over 6000 people each year across the West of England

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We offer a range of services in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Somerset.


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Volunteers add real value to DHI and whatever the role, you could help us to reach out to even more people in the community and their families. Without volunteers, our impact on social exclusion would not be as successful.

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Latest News

Putting down roots: Fred's story

Putting down roots: Fred's story

Oct 04, 2019

Fred's story starts when he was no longer homeless or drinking, but he needed some encouragement to achieve real independence.

Words matter: the role of literacy in combatting social exclusion

Words matter: the role of literacy in combatting social exclusion

Sep 27, 2019

Illiteracy and innumeracy are often overlooked, but key factors in social exclusion. Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive of the National Literacy Trust, explores what can be done.

DHI launches new podcast

DHI launches new podcast

Sep 19, 2019

“I turned out the light, I laid back in the bed and I thought ‘what happens now?’ Is there another switch to turn off? I have no idea what to do. How do I get to sleep without alcohol?”