Resources: Older people

Age UK

Age UK provide advice, combat loneliness and enable independence. They run a number of services at their local Bristol branch, providing practical help, social support, and advice for older people. Other branches are available throughout the country.

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society are a charity that campaigns for change in dementia care, funds research towards a cure, and provides support to people currently living with dementia. Services include social activity groups for those living with dementia, support groups for carers, and a national helpline.

Bristol City Council – Adult Health and Care

Bristol City Council’s adult health and care department provides help and advice with the following:* Reporting suspected abuse
* Help at home
* Paying for care and support
* Social Care advice and help
* Being part of the community
* Housing Options
* Dementia
* Disability
* Advice and support for carers
* Health and wellbeing

Further information is available for care professionals, and about Adult Care Partnership Boards and consultations and reviews.

Bristol Hate Crime Services

Bristol Hate Crime Services is a group of agencies working in collaboration to provide a comprehensive service for victims of hate crime.

The collaboration is led by SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), with local providers Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum, Avon and Bristol Law Centre and Bristol Mediation.

Filwood Hope Centre

Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis.
They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.

Milestones Trust

Milestones Trust support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia and complex behavioral needs to help toward living a more creative, meaningful and richer life.

The Beehive Centre

The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George.

The Centre hosts social events and activities such as like Tai Chi, Line Dance, Keep Fit, Art & Craft, Internet Cafe & Lunch Club and  many of our activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).

The Silver Line

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people (aged 55+) across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests,  facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.

Walk Out Bristol

Walk Out is a project specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people to get together to share time, thoughts and the surprisingly amazing walks in and around Bristol. In partnership with Walk for Health Bristol, this project will bring accessible, gentle and welcoming walking groups to anyone who would like to join.