Welfare Advice & Information

The welfare advice project is run by trained Somali speaking advice workers who support clients with: welfare benefits, Disability Living Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance as well as housing and immigration problems.

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Home Schooling

The Homeschooling project works with identified families, school staff and Somali students to overcome barriers which may be preventing children from achieving their full potential.

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Employment and Training Support

The Employment project offers a customer focused service that treats people as individuals and offers a personalised approach to meet each individual’s needs.

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Since 2017

Southmead Somali Association

The Southmead Somali Association (SMSA) is a registered charity, and is a community based non-profit making Association.

The SMSA is a governed by a Board of Trustees that make up the management committee, elected from the local community.

The Somali Advice and Information Office were established in 2017 to address the specific and complex needs of the Somali Southmead Population in Bristol.


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Family Support Programme works with identified families and we take referrals from social services and other agencies. We work with individual families to address concerns.