Young people - Ask Us

Ask Us can help you if you’re aged 16 – 25 and live, work, study or have family in Bristol Council area (check here).

The current wait is 3-4 weeks for an appointment. 

Ask Us drop in, Bristol Youth MAPS, Nelson Drake House, Nelson Street BS1 2JT

The first Ask Us drop in of 2019 will be Thursday 10th January 2019 2pm – 4pm

We help 16-25 year olds to get advice in any of these areas:

  • Debt
  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Health & Support Services
  • Immigration

We will help you get the advice you need to sort out immediate problems and then work with you to build coping strategies and a plan to avoid crises in the future. We aren’t here to tell you what to do, we work with you to get you to where you need to be.

If you want help, please fill in the form.

The Ask Us partnership

Ask us is a partnership between Avon & Bristol Law Centre, 1625ip, and Bristol Citizens Advice, helping you access local services, understand your rights and work towards independence.​ We’re here to help young people and it’s important that young people have a say in what we do and how we do it.

Other sources of advice and information:


National Debt line, Freephone 0808 808 4000


Bristol Homeless Connect:

Caring in Bristol

Shelter Housing Advice – 0344 515 1430; Bristol New Bond House, Bond St, BS2 9AG    


Citizens Advice locally:



Contact us

Call 0117 924 8662 to discuss the help you need


Fax 0117 924 8020 Minicom 0117 924 5573

Or fill in the form below.

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Any personal data submitted to the Law Centre through this contact form or by email or phone will be confidentially and securely stored for 18 months in accordance with our data retention policy. It will be held by the Law Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate, responding to your enquiry (and any associated purposes). It will not be disclosed to any third parties and will be securely deleted after 18 months. You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong and can read our full privacy policy here.

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