Community Development News

Emma Gwynne, Community Development Coordinator, South Bristol

Hi! My name is Emma and I have recently started with LinkAge as Community Development Coordinator for South Bristol, covering Magda’s maternity leave.

Tracy and Lisa at the conference

Tracy Edwards-Brown, Community Development Co-ordinator for North Bristol, and Lisa Dicker, resident volunteer in Sea Mills, spent Friday 14th June presenting Games on the Train to a room of 200 people at the GWR Community Rail Partnership conference.

Aged 40+ and have a spare moment to complete our short questionnaire? The questionnaire is part of research which we have commissioned the University of Bristol to undertake, and will inform how we work to prevent people becoming isolated and lonely in later life.

Snack, Chat and Reminisce was an event supported and funded by LinkAge Network that started the celebrations of Sea Mills 100th birthday. The event saw 52 people attend to share photographs and stories about their lives in Sea Mills, and meet neighbours and friends who they hadn’t seen for years.

In early 2018 BAB and LinkAge Network worked together to run a series of trainings for staff and volunteers in BAB-funded projects. These trainings focused on three of the groups traditionally at greater ‘risk’ of loneliness and social isolation; older people with hearing loss, sight loss/dual sensory loss and experience of substance misuse.

Loneliness is something that is experienced year-round by older people. This year we want your help to make a difference to the lives of older people, by making a New Year’s resolution with a difference.

Wanting to find out what activities and events are taking place throughout December? We have compiled a list of some of the festive opportunities that are on offer throughout the month of December for people aged 55+.