Community Navigators Bristol

We are not currently accepting referrals into the Community Navigator service in the north.

Click here for details about changes to services due to Coronavirus.

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:

If you would like to speak to someone about the Community Navigator service, contact Miranda, our Community Navigator Coordinator, on 0117 951 5751 ext. 231 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to for our top tips on how to beat loneliness.

Want to make a difference in your community?

If you have a passion for tackling loneliness and would like to volunteer in your local area, please get in touch. We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities across North Bristol and are particularly keen for older residents to get involved. All our volunteers receive full training and undergo a DBS check. Call Miranda on 0117 951 5751 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Download our volunteering flyer here.

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.

Due to Cornavirus we have had to suspend all our activities and trips until further notice.

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