Age UK Bristol and Linkage provide a number of services for older adults, including advice, social and community groups, befriending, and practical support. Advice is also available for carers and family.
Resources: Loneliness & Isolation
The Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service delivers a personalised package of dementia support to patients across Bristol. This includes healthcare, social and activity groups, practical support, and services for carers.
A confidential freephone helpline open from Wednesday to Sunday from 7pm to 11pm providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give information about mental health support services available in your area that could help you.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) offer a range of resources and support for mental health. Services include a helpline and webchat, online information, and online social groups.
Changes Bristol provide peer support to adults suffering mental distress. Weekly meetings take place in the local area and online, and a befriending service is available to Bristol residents.
Luv2meetU is a friendship service for people with a learning disability and/or autism aged 18 and over. People are supported to make friends and share interests.
Marmalade Trust work to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation nationally, and provide opportunities for social connection to people experiencing loneliness in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
Reengage provide social opportunities for older adults (75+) who live alone anywhere in the UK, including telephone befriending and monthly tea parties.
The Silver Line operate a free, confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline for people aged 55+ in the UK, and offer a telephone friendship service connecting people aged 60+ with volunteers to reduce social isolation.