During the Covid-19 pandemic, our Community Navigators are supporting older people in Lockleaze, Horfield, Shirehampton and Avonmouth who are self isolating with regular friendly phone calls, urgent food shopping and referrals for emotional and practical support.
We are also part of Age UK Bristol Support Hub working in partnership with Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) and other city wide organisations to reduce social isolation during Covid-19 providing links to practical and emotional support and virtual activities.
We are not currently accepting referrals for home visits into the Community Navigator service.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information about Activities for Older People.
Community Navigators North Bristol is a signposting and support service that helps older people in Bristol feel happier, healthier and less lonely by connecting them with their community.
The service offers free personal signposting and support for people over 50 who want to do more in their local area. It aims to improve confidence and wellbeing and tackle loneliness through friendly, trained ‘navigators’, who make contact with older people, get to know them and share information on different things that are happening where they live. Whether it’s meeting people, becoming more active, rekindling old hobbies, volunteering or learning something new, the community navigator can point them in the right direction.
If the person needs extra support, the community navigator can come along with them when they try something for the first time. They can also support the older person with any concerns that they have about getting out and about – including safety, transport or money worries – by connecting them with other community and health services to tackle these problems.
Community Navigators North Bristol is funded by St Monica Trust and The Dolphin Society.
Which areas do we cover?
The Community Navigators service covers Lockleaze, Horfield, Lawrence Weston and Shirehampton. Click here to download our factsheet.
How to access this service:
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Activities for Older People
From 1 April 2020, Activities for Older People provided by Buzz Lockleaze will be managed by North Bristol Advice Centre. There will be no change to the activities and trips currently provided, with many still being based at Buzz café. Going forward, we hope to develop more activities, decided by older people themselves. In addition, we aim to create closer working between the community navigators and activities to maximise resources and improve the support we can offer to older people in our community.