Organisations Based in the Vassall Centre
Thirteen organisations are based in the Centre.
Bristol Dial-a-Ride provides transport for people who cannot use public transport. A fleet of 16 vehicles operate from this site. The organisation is managed by disabled people.
The Care Forum is an "umbrella" organisation supporting voluntary organisations in the fields of health and social care and running services such as Complaints Procedure Advocacy. Disabled members serve on the Executive Committee.
The Carer's Centre for Bristol and South Gloucestershire offers help, information and support to carers of disabled and older people. It also runs a programme to support young carers.
Cerebral Palsy (CP Plus) is a Bristol charity supporting people with cerebral palsy, their families and carers in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The Deaf Studies Trust is a national charity set up for the benefit of the Deaf community in the UK. It aims to apply research-based knowledge to practical issues for Deaf children and adults.
Design 4 Life is a community-based team who provide care and support services for disabled adults.
Everycare (Bristol) Ltd is an established private social care organisation operating since 1993. They supply Health Care Assistants to local hospitals, Nursing Homes and Residential Homes in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Living (formerly the Disabled Living Centre)
Mencap Pathway Employment Service works in partnership with people with learning disabilities to find meaningful paid employment. It supports people in South Gloucestershire, Bristol & Bath & North East Somerset.
MS Research Training and Education aims to fund high quality research that will find ways to protect nerves from damage, repair nerve damage and to inform better ways of treating multiple sclerosis.
PROPS provides opportunities and support for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Working with a number of community partners we promote integration and partnerships throughout the community. Our initiatives range from the promotion of business enterprise to social and educational interaction within a variety of contexts including sports, leisure and the performing arts.
West of England Centre for Inclusive Living WECIL has over thirteen years experience of providing services to disabled and older people. A range of services are provided to over 3000 disabled people every year, including Direct Payment Support, Payroll, Advocacy and Advice. All WECIL’s services promote independence and empowerment of Disabled people, enabling them to have choice and control over their lives.
Young and Free is a buddying and befriending service to help young adults with physical and/or sensory impairments to socialise with non-disabled volunteers of a similar age.