Hawkspring is a community rooted organisation based in Hartcliffe, South Bristol, an area that is within the worst 1% of deprivation in England and Wales.
We provide services across the wider Bristol area and address the needs of families who are adversely affected by substance misuse.
Our work is intensive, holistic and life changing. Our services combine prevention, crisis intervention, treatment and education for individuals as young as 5 right through to pensioners.
We aim to lessen the negative impact of drug and alcohol misuse on vulnerable individuals, families and the community. We are the only service in Bristol, and wider afield, offering this range of specialist support; and we are also the only service that supports primary school aged children within the school environment. Our unique approach enables members of the same family to access support in the same place.
Support • guide • recovery
We believe that families play an important role in the recovery journey.
Each recovery journey is individual. We tailor treatment and support to meet each person’s circumstances. Our recovery programme includes 1:1 support sessions, groups and crisis intervention.
Carers and other family members are often traumatised, isolated and living in fear. In addition to caring for a loved one with addiction, they are living with a range of other challenges which can include financial difficulties, poverty, domestic violence.
Supporting young people
50% of the children we support are 8 years old and younger, 50% are aged 9-13 years old. Our young clients are living with the impact of parental / familial substance misuse at home and within the community around them.
Taking the first step, is the hardest
“On behalf of the GP’s here at Hillview practice, Hartcliffe, I have been asked to say that all the work of Hawkspring is both recognised and used and is greatly valued by the practice. The most particular benefit seen by us is the work done with families.”
Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe
Bristol BS13 0BE
T 0117 964 2859
F 0117 978 4240