Community Navigators Bristol

North Bristol Advice Centre is no longer accepting referrals into the Community Navigator service in the north. Please click here to see our news release for full details.

Community Navigators 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.

Community Navigators Bristol offers free personal signposting and support for older people 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.

The service, which provides short-term support for older people over 50, is completely free. It is available to people in their home or via phone appointments. Download the Community Navigators Bristol flyer here.

Community Navigators is a Bristol Ageing Better project, funded by The Big Lottery. It is run by a partnership of trusted local organisations combining their community expertise. North Bristol Advice Centre are working closely with Southmead Development Trust, Ambition Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth Community Centre and Shirehampton Community Action Forum to deliver the service across North Bristol. Bristol Community Health is delivering the service in the rest of the city, in partnership with Barton Hill Settlement and Southville Community Development Association. Click here to visit the main Community Navigators Bristol website.

Which areas do we cover?

Our Community Navigators work in Bishopston, Ashley Down, Cotham, Redland, Stoke Bishop, Sea Mills, Horfield, Lockleaze, Southmead, Westbury-on-Trym, Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton, Henleaze, Henbury and Brentry. 

How to access this service:

You can Download our factsheet here. If you would like to speak to someone about the Community Navigator project, contact Miranda, our Community Navigator Coordinator, on 0117 951 5751 ext. 231.

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.

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