Welcome to BSRC

The Bristol Somali Resource Centre (BSRC) is community based organisation which supports people who are socially and economically disadvantaged in particular but not limited to people of Somali origin and heritage living and/or working within Bristol.

It is a registered charity set up by group of local volunteers in 2008 to help newly arrived immigrants.
BSRC provides free and impartial information, advice and guidance on range of issues including welfare, housing, immigration, schools and employment.

We aim to get the voice of the Somali community heard in the area, promote community cohesion and reduce the isolation of Somali people.

BSRC has been, and continues to be a key partner for organisations and bodies seeking to establish facts and understanding of the Somali community.

The service is open to all, but has a focus on supporting the Somali community in Bristol.



Vision statement

Our Vision is to create a strong and vibrant Somali community that is fully integrated into British society as active civic, social and economic participants. Our Mission is to work in the Bristol and surrounding districts to promote a culture that values all individuals and communities, in particular the Somali Community.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Advice sessions

By appointment


9:30 am to 1:00 pm

2:00 am to 3:30 pm


9:30 am to 1:00 pm

2:00 am to 3:30 pm




  • Providing an advocacy service for the Somali community.
  • Putting on training activities, which lead to, enhanced job opportunities.
  • Run community allotment project.
  • Free and impartial Information advice and guidance on range of issues.
  • Promote greater integration and cohesion at a neighbourhood and citywide level.