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St Pauls Learning Centre is managed by Ethical Property Company.

As a company, we believe that property should be used in the best interests of society, the planet and the economy.


Our tenants range from inspirational campaigners and independent businesses, to charitable organisations, not-for-profits and social enterprises; who are all committed to making a positive impact.

Here at SPLC, we proudly host the following projects:



AKT supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

They help young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities.

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Bristol Disability Equality Forum

The Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF) is a Disabled People-led membership organisation.


They provide disability equality advice and consultancy to the statutory sector and campaign for disability equality. Membership to BDEF is open to any Disabled person living, working or studying in the Bristol area and all are encouraged to get involved in the Forum’s work. 

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Lightbox Theatre

Lightbox Theatre discovers and brings to life stories that are untold or overlooked.  We believe theatre has the power to create connection and give voice to people who feel unheard, reducing isolation and disadvantage. In addition to our professional shows we deliver workshops in local communities, mount shows in non-theatre spaces and give opportunities to people who might connect with our stories most to see our work for free and engage in our creative process.

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St Pauls Advice Centre fights poverty and inequality in St Pauls, Ashley and East Bristol. We do this by providing free advice, equipping local residents with the knowledge and skills they need to access their legal rights and fulfil their responsibilities. As well as general advice we offer specialist advice on debt, welfare benefits, and immigration issues. Our key aims are to improve our clients’ wellbeing, promote independence and increase stability.


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Real Photography Company

We aim to revive and refresh traditional and alternative photography, and ensure affordable and accessible high quality Darkroom facilities are available 7 days a week for photographers in Bristol and beyond, with a low cost Membership scheme.

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Glen's Kitchen

Glen has been serving authentic Caribbean food in Bristol for 30 years and runs the cafe here at the Learning Centre, available to eat in and as takeaway.


Glen can also cater for meetings, events and parties. For more info call 07772 177509

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs: 10 - 6.30pm

Fri - Sat: 10 - 4.30pm


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The Misfits Theatre Company UK is a unique Bristol based theatre and social group, led by people with learning disabilities (PWLD). They provide artistic and life skills development, emphasising independence, healthy living, self-advocacy and creative practice through participation, performance, volunteering and paid employment.

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CCBED help people to increase their skills and develop their careers through mentoring and training courses aimed at building learners' confidence, knowledge and business potential.


They aim to support learners with their transition into either employment or enterprise. By promoting self-employment as a feasible work option, they also create successful local businesses in Bristol. 

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The Makershed

The Makershed is a supportive learning and making environment offering workshops and courses in woodworking, joinery, upholstery, DIY and carving. 

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LoveWell creates supportive pathways into employment for women in Bristol who have experienced significant trauma through trafficking and exploitation. Our Mission is to offer transformative training and support, for women to grow in confidence, increase their skills, abilities and self-worth enabling them to move confidently into employment.


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Trauma Foundation South West

Trauma Foundation South West

Trauma Foundation South West provides free counselling and psychotherapy to asylum seekers and refugees who are suffering with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their experiences of war, persecution, traumatic journeys and a difficult time arriving in this country. If you feel that you need their services, please see your GP who may be able to refer you. 

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Bristol Women's Voice

Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) is a membership organisation run by Bristol women, with Bristol women, for Bristol women. 

Their mission is to:

  • Create a movement that unites all women in Bristol to campaign together, celebrate our achievements and find support and information.

  • Listen and make heard the views and voices of women from across Bristol’s diverse communities, empowering them to influence decision-makers.

  • Support women’s organisations in Bristol to collaborate, grow and campaign on the rights and issues that matter to the women they represent.

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Havoyoco / Qaalib

Havoyoco’s objectives are to serve the needs of the ethnic minority youth and work with the public and private sector service providers in order to eliminate barriers to services. Established in 2008, the services they provide aim to improve the standard of attainment in education to children and young adults. They provide information on local services and amenities, promote active involvement and community integration. 

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Founded in 1903, our mission is to bring adult education within reach of everyone who needs it. This could be in a local venue near you, or online via your computer, tablet or phone. We've a course for everyone, why not join us today?

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The Marmalade Trust

Marmalade Trust is the UK’s leading loneliness charity for all ages. We are dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of loneliness. We do this through projects in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area including Christmas Cheer events and Marmalade Companions - a phone-based scheme which signposts people to new social connections in their local communities. We also raise awareness of loneliness both nationally and internationally through our annual Loneliness Awareness Week campaign.  

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St Paul's Library

St Pauls Library is a small satellite library run by Bristol City Council providing all the usual library services and activities, including computers available for public use.


Opening times

Mon: 1pm - 5pm

Tues: 1pm - 5pm

Wed: 10am - 2pm

Thurs: 1pm - 5pm


Sat: 11am - 5pm


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