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 community based non-profit making Association, which deliver information, advice, advocacy and outreach services to the Somali speaking community in Bristol and surrounding Southmead.

The Board of Trustees governs SMSA that makes up the management committee, elected from the local community.

The Somali Association Advice and Information Office were established in 2017 to address the Somali Southmead residents' specific and complex needs 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.