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


Christa’s Story

When Christa’s partner suffered a stroke, they could no longer manage financially and accrued debt of over £18,000.


Ada’s Story

Ada was recently bereaved with deteriorating health problems and struggling to make ends meet.

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Katy’s Story

Katy, a carer with two disabled sons, faced an £8,600 overpayment bill caused by DWP errors.