We are delighted that this successful project has secured further funding to continue, through Comic Relief.
The project was set up in Autumn 2011 to support isolated women over 55 who live in North Bristol, but we are now able to extend our service and offer the same support to older men as well as women.
The volunteer team can visit older people in their own homes and signpost to appropriate organisations and services. As well as providing home visits, our volunteers also run computer courses for new learners and we hold monthly Tea and Talk meetings. Our team of trustworthy and friendly volunteers can visit you in your own home and spend time listening to your needs. We can then draw upon our comprehensive database and network of contacts to provide you with information on housing adaptations, social activities, transport, health and a whole lot more. We have close links to community services and have the time to look into what you really need to help you to stay independent.
Take a look at our information poster and download our leaflet.
Our aim is to support isolated or disabled people aged over 55 who live in North Bristol, with information and guidance on how to remain well and maintain independence at home. We can also support people with getting out and about, and often accompany people to a community centre for that initial visit.
For more information about the project and how to make a referral, click here referral form
Volunteers are sometimes needed for this project. If interested, please call 0117 9515751 for an informal chat.All our volunteers have a Criminal Records Bureau check and have completed a full induction course.
This service is free to any older person living in North Bristol. You do not have to have a social worker or go through your GP to access this service. Just call us on 0117 9515751 or email email@example.com.