North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC) is a community-based legal advice charity set up by volunteers in 1984. We work across North Bristol and South Gloucestershire, providing free and independent advice and support that is accessible to all. NBAC is a values-based organisation with the needs of our clients and local communities at the heart of all that we do. We embrace innovation and change, while being committed to quality services that deliver tangible, proven outcomes that benefit local people.

Our aim

We aim to promote social justice and combat poverty by providing free and independent advice and support.


Our advice and support can change lives and brings huge benefits to individuals, families and communities.


North Bristol Advice Centre has a long history of working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and community groups.


As a charity we rely on a range of funders to support our vital work in communties.

Our team

North Bristol Advice Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and is governed by an independent management committee of local residents and professionals.


The latest news and updates from across our projects and services.

Client stories

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Luis’ story

Luis, an EU national, had his Universal Credit stopped due to an incorrect decision on his immigration status leaving him and his young son struggling.

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Frank’s story

When Frank reached retirement age, he was automatically moved from Universal Credit to State Retirement Pension which disrupted his other benefits and left him short of money.

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Helena’s story

After losing her job to illness, Helena had accrued debts of nearly £12,000 and was having huge deductions taken from her Universal Credit each month.