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

Taking back control?

Taking back control?

Jun 23, 2019

Three years after the EU referendum, Jeff Mitchell writes for our Vision Project about social exclusion, including how he thinks it was a major factor in the vote for Brexit and how his organisation are helping people take back control of their own lives.

Get your Out of the Shadows print

Get your Out of the Shadows print

Jun 20, 2019

Due to popular demand, we are now selling A3 prints of the beautiful cover of our poetry book.

Reach Out 2019

Reach Out 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Join us at our annual conference for families and carers of people with a drug or alcohol problem, on 13th June.