As a Town Council we are aware that it has already been a hard year financially for many residents, and that the next few months may get even harder with rising energy prices, inflation, and the end of both furlough and the Universal Credit boost.
With this in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the local support services available to residents across Nailsea:
No.65 on Nailsea High Street offers support to residents who may not be confident dealing with things online through a Techno Timid group and also a switching service. Please pop into No.65 between 9am and 4pm or contact us at the Town Council on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Citizens Advice North Somerset usually offers face-to-face appointments from No.65 and Nailsea Methodist Church. During the pandemic face-to-face meetings have been unavailable but they hope to bring them back soon. As an alternative they can be contacted online at email@example.com or http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ or by calling 0808 278 7973.
Nailsea Community Group run a range of services aimed at helping residents including a food bank, a food club and also a Community Larder which is open to all residents. You can drop into the community group which opens at 10am Monday – Saturday based in the precinct next door to WHSmith. Alternatively, you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Trussell Trust run food bank based at Southfield Road church on Fridays between 12.30 and 2.30pm and can be contacted on email@example.com or 07927 472649.
Nailsea Community Trust can offer support via grants to residents in situations of hardship and distress and who are in serious need of funds for essential repairs, household goods, or for items that would greatly improve their safety, health or quality of life. More information and contact details can be found on their website: www.nailseacommunitytrust.org.uk.
Please do reach out to any of the support services above if you are struggling.