LinkAge has been awarded three year funding to deliver the Strategy, Organising and Coordination contract for Bristol Ageing Better.

The project offers a city wide approach to encourage new activity where there is a lack of community provision for people over 50, and connect and support organisations or groups who work in an asset based way, to actively involve and include older people in local decision making about their local communities.

Three Community Development Coordinators have been employed to focus this work in the North, South and Central/East of Bristol.

Networking services and groups

Linking with voluntary organisations across Bristol to create local network meetings that support those working in community development.

Funding and in kind support

Identify and share funding and in- kind support opportunities from local organisations, businesses and funding bodies, with the groups the Coordinators are working with.

Encourage new activities

Mapping and identifying gaps where more concentrated community development work would benefit the local population aged 50+.

Support and champion asset based approaches

Support and encourage organisations to work in a way that builds on community strengths and encourages communities to come up with their own ideas.

Community Development Resources

Community Development News

LinkAgeNetwork

Could you spare a few hours to support lonely older people in your area? ☕

Contact the Elderly UK are looking for volunteer drivers, hosts and coordinators to help support their monthly Sunday afternoon social gatherings.

Or do you know someone aged 75+ who would love a change of scenery and an afternoon of laughter with friends of all ages? There are nearly 70 groups across Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire for them to get involved with.

Call 0800 716543 (freephone) to find out more.
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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.

Project contacts

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Community Development Coordinator (North Bristol)
07738 104 013
tracyeb@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Wendy Harris

Community Development Coordinator (Central/East Bristol)
07738 104 097
wendyharris@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Magda Kowalik-Malcolm

Community Development Coordinator (South Bristol)
07738 104 101
magdaKM@linkagenetwork.org.uk