DIYSOS - Who we are and what we do

We are a group of ordinary people hoping to make an extraordinary difference in the homes of families and individuals in Bristol. We send groups of volunteers to make over gardens and small interior projects that need a little bit of TLC.
Cleaning, gardening, painting or basic DIY projects go some way in brightening up someone’s day whose personal circumstances make it hard to keep on top of home maintenance. As enthusiastic amateurs, whilst our skills and budget are limited, we aim to do what we can to a high enough standard that everyone is delighted with the end result.
If you are a health care professional, social worker or community worker and feel that we could be of assistance to someone you support, please complete the referral form (download here) and email it.  Please be aware that we operate on a priority system in which we will allocate our services depending on need. 
Following this, we will arrange to visit the property to assess the requested job and carry out a risk assessment. Here we are trying to get a feel for costs and scale in terms of time and skills needed. If we are able to meet the needs of the job at hand, we will then organise a team and set a date. Since volunteers are normally busy during weekday hours, many projects take place at weekends or in the evenings. 
Click here to download our WHAT’S NEXT? flyer which is shared with the recipient on the initial home visit.
For information please contact Chris and Emma Simmonds on 07833 983 133 or by emailing.