South West Councils: Here to Help

SW Councils is here to help and as a not-for-profit organisation working for members' benefit, working to promote the interests of the South West. The core membership is formed of the 33 county, unitary and district councils, who are supported to meet, network, share...

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme

People from Hong Kong and a British National (Overseas) are  able to apply for a British National (overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa which allows them to live, work and study in the UK. This can be for a period of 30 months (which can be extended by a...

Our Website translated to a different language

If you would like to view our website in another  language  please load in Google Chrome and right click on the blue bar at the top of the page and select <translate to English>.  This will open a dialogue box which provides you with the option to...

Welcome to

South West Councils

We are a politically led membership organisation bringing people together and supporting organisations to be the best they can serving the people of the South West

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

Supporting organisations and their apprentices to achieve positive outcomes.

Business Support & Customer Services

Supporting administrative, IT, finances for the smooth running of SW Councils and providing services to customers.

Learning & OD

Supporting the development needs of officers and councillors.


A repository of useful  information. 

HR Support and Consultancy

Advising and supporting on all employment matters.

SW Jobs

Highlighting opportunities  across the SW a free resource for members.

Members & Membership

Details on our Members and membership benefits.

Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Hub

Find out more about SW Strategic Migration Partnerships’ support of the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme

Networks & meetings

Supporting best practice, information sharing and lobbying for the SW.


Find resources for Infection Prevention and Control and Winter Readiness

Policy & Strategy

supporting and coordinating activity including the SW Strategic Migration Partnership.

ADASS South West

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services


Thank you for uploading the document to the South West Councils website