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The service is led by The Care Forum in partnership with SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote) and SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality). The Care Forum were commissioned in 2015 by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office to deliver this service. AVoice provides free, independent and confidential advocacy to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and North Somerset. AVoice can work with people who have learning disabilities, issues with mental health, physical disabilities, additional needs due to age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Our team of AVoice advocates can help individuals to understand the criminal justice process and their rights, access services to help them cope and recover from a crime, explore options and support decision-making, get practical help from other agencies by working with them, make informed decisions by offering guidance and information, ensure they get their voice heard. AVoice will also advocate for victims of crime and antisocial behaviour who have not reported it to the police.


Adults 18+ who reside in the Avon and Somerset force area and has an identified additional need.

The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds BS16 2QQ

0800 254 0777
0117 958 9303


Scoring based on 11 reviews.

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Support services

AVoice provides the following support services:


Crime types

AVoice works within the following crime types:

Domestic Violence/Abuse,  Sexual Violence/Abuse,  Homicide,  Modern Slavery/Trafficking,  Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse (CSE/CSA),  Hate Crime,  Forced Marriage/'Honour-Based' Violence,  Fraud,  Anti-Social Behaviour,  Burglary,  Stalking,  Road Victims,  Victims of Conflict,  General Offences - (Violence, Theft, etc.),  Terrorism,  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Opening hours

Mon/Thur 9:00 - 17:00 Friday 9:00 - 16:30

AVoice Reviews

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

I have been getting help from an advocate here and it's been fab. Still ongoing but it's fab. They work hard and help any way they can, or they point you in the right direction or do referrals for a relevant professional. 

Highly reccommended 

0.0 / 5 Reviewed

Everything is ok now, i'm more relaxed about everything. Me and my advocate both breathed a sigh of relief once it was all over and done with :-) 

4.2 / 5 Reviewed

You were amazing! xx

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

Advocacy, has been a great help to co-ordinate the facets of my issues, and having a positive slant, communicating with me what was going on, showing me there are options and choices rather than just a dark tunnel

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

Without my advocates help I would have sunk into a state of depression, it’s kept me level and grounded. Without some-one in my corner, with knowledge and expertise it has helped me to stand up to my Housing Association and feel that without my advocates help they would have reduced this to a minor neighbour dispute and not taken me seriously. Without my advocate they (perpetrators) would never have been served an acceptable behaviour contract it was my advocates persistence on my behalf that forced Housing association to act.

4.4 / 5 Reviewed

They helped me find my voice :-)

4.0 / 5 Reviewed

Thank you for all your help!

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

I cannot fault my advocate at AVoice. The support I received was exceptional. I was a complete mess after being assaulted. I'd never been a victim before so I didnt understand anything about dealing with the police and going to court. My advocate was so brilliant and so kind. They really cared. Thanks for everything!

4.6 / 5 Reviewed

I was referred to AVoice by Lighthouse and i'm so glad that I was. I was in a terrible state with the thought of having to go to court on my own. My advocate helped me though it and was there by my side. I couldn't have done it without them, thank you so much.

4.8 / 5 Reviewed

My advocate helped me to get through a really difficult time in my life. I felt really out of control after I became a victim of crime, they helped me to get my power back, thank you AVoice!

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AVoice serves the following regions:

Avon and Somerset.

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