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Lanercost and Wigton

Lanercost and Wigton


We are a project located in the heart of Southmead.  We support young parents in gaining the confidence and skills to be able to move out in the community. We are a part of the Bristol Young Parents Alliance (BYPA).


The support we provide

We offer housing and support to pregnant women and parents aged 16-24 (single, or couple) with a child up to the age of 3.

We are a project that offers low support in:

  • maintaining good health,

  • taking care of emotional needs,

  • keeping your child safe from harm (risky people and situations, good safety in the home),

  • obtaining and keeping good social networks,

  • offering support for your and your child’s learning,

  • learning how to set boundaries for yourself and your child,

  • establishing and keeping a good routine, and

  • managing your money, paying bills and completing household tasks.

We offer weekly 1:1 support sessions. 

We run a stay and play group, with play workers, at the Meeting Rooms on Greystoke avenue every Wednesday morning.  We also work very closely with children’s centres and clinics so that we can refer parents to groups out in the community.

The maximum stay at Lanercost & Wigton is around 9 months.


The accommodation

We have 11 flats that are provided unfurnished.  They each have a kitchen, bathroom, baby’s room and bedsitting room. 

We have a decent size garden for the children to play as well as communal laundry facilities and a secure door entry system.  There is also a room on site where 1:1 sessions can be held.


This is a great place to live because....

We are near a main bus route so we are easily accessible from town and Southmead hospital. 

We are a few minutes walk from Greystoke Avenue where there are plenty of shops, a library, and a housing office.

Just down the road is the Greenway centre which offers classes, information and a GP surgery.


How to apply

We get all of our referrals through the Bristol City Council Homeless prevention.  Seek advice from your nearest housing office or give us a call.

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Lanercost and Wigton contact details

Photo of the Lanercost project


Resident sophies story of her time at lanercost road

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