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

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

May 13, 2019

Phil Harris writes for The Vision Project about how we can help young people today using evidence, and recognising changing patterns of drug and alcohol use.

Social care: a positive option

Social care: a positive option

May 03, 2019

Amanda Deeks, retiring Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, gives her perspective on the challenges facing social care.

DHI statement on school exclusions

DHI statement on school exclusions

May 01, 2019

DHI responds to news that school exclusions for drug/alcohol related incidents have risen locally by 65% in five years.