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


Amit’s story

Amit’s dream of starting a business was shattered when Covid hit. With no job and no income, he accrued large debts which he was desperate to clear.

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John’s story

John was struggling to make ends meet, but with a disability making it difficult to leave the house, he didn’t know how to get help.

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Connie’s story

Desperate to flee an abusive relationship, Connie came to us for help to sort out her benefits so she could afford to move out with her young child.