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Activities, groups and support within the Community

 

Social/Activities

  • Contact the Elderly - Monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for older people aged 75 and over, who live alone – Wendy 0117 9506577
  • The Corners Club - your local friendly seniors lunch club. Every Monday 10.00 - 3.00pm in The Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral Pembroke Road - £4 for the day (morning coffee, 2-course lunch &afternoon tea included). First visit free! Call 07771621084 for more information.
  • Link Age – Activities and groups for over 55s – 0117 3533042
  • St Oswald’s Fellowship - Holy Communions and Morning Worship - Mondays 2.30-4.00pm – St Alban’s Hall, W-o-T – Contact Roger 0117 9508533 & Lunch Club – Wednesdays 12.30 – St Albans Hall – Contact Pauline 0117 9730024
  • The Spire Coffee house - A coffee shop within Christ Church Clifton, open between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesdays). There are discounts for seniors, a Wednesday community service and a special day for seniors. See the website for more details by clicking here
  • Townswomen’s Guild – Henleaze – provides the opportunity for women everywhere to find support, encouragement, friendship and fun! 1st Wednesday of each month – 7.15pm – St Peter’s Church Hall - £28 annually – Contact Shirley 0117 9622243 or Weekly meetings – Thursdays 10am – 12 – The Eastfield Inn - £30 annually – Contact Elaine 0117 9075297
  • Trinity Lunch Club - a day centre for anyone over 60 that meets every Thursday 10.30 - 3.00pm. Transport is available for some areas. Tel 0117 9838878 or email tcs@holytrinityhotwells.org
  • University of the Third Age – a wide range of groups and activities of all types - £15 annual membership. Tel 9631032
  • Wellaware - Signposting to activities, support organisations etc. 0808 8085252
  • Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support and practical companionship to help people get the best out of life. Tel – 0117 9297444 for support in the community or 0330 555 0310 for social clubs and activities

Befriending

 

  • Age UK Bristol –– Offering telephone Befriending (Tuesdays only), AgeUK are an independent local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers -0117 9878428
  • North Bristol Advice Centre – Free, professional, confidential advice and information – Tel 0117 9515751
  • Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) – “Good Neighbour” service offered for 2hrs per week befriending and practical help - Tel – 0117 9297444 for support in the community or 0330 555 0310 for social clubs and activities

Dementia/Memory

 

  • Alzheimer Café Uk gatherings for those affected by or interested in dementia with education, discussions, and opportunities to socialize and meet others. St Monica Trust – Oatley House 1st Wednesday of each month – Tel 0117 9494429 07854 185093 Jacqui Ramus
  • Alzheimer’s Society – Befriending and personalised support for people with dementia and/or carers – Tel 0117 9610693 (chargeable service
  • Bristol Dementia Action Alliance – Support and guidance for anyone interested in or affected by Dementia – Tel 0117 9681002 or 07849 403018 (Tony Hall)
  • British Red Cross Dementia Support Service – Practical support and companionship for people with dementia, families and carers – up to 6 visits within 12 weeks – Tel 0117 9415041
  • Dementia Wellbeing Service – Provides support, guidance and help - 0117 9045151
  • Friends on Friday - Dementia accessible café where everyone is welcome with tea, coffee, cake, friends support and information - Tel 01179 741355
  • Trinity Memory Café - a cafe for people with memory problems plus their carers - 1.00 - 1.00pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Tel 0117 9838878 or email tcs@holytrinityhotwells.org
  • Westbury Fields Day Service – Day centre for those suffering with memory loss. Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.00pm - Tel 0117 377370

 

Carers and Parents

 

  • Henleaze Carers’ Group – A place to share experiences and make new friends. Meeting on the second Thursday morning of each month from 10am to 12 noon @ Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Call Mrs M Rudston on 0117 9426095
  • Carer's Trust – Carers Support Centre – a charity which provides support, information and advice to carers of any age living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas. Carers Line Tel 0117 9652200
  • Clifton Carers' Support Group - A friendly, confidential space for all carers to meet and share their views - meetings are held in Clifton Library, 13, Princess Victoria Street, BS8 4BX on the third Wednesday of every month at 11am.Contact: selmaeaton@gmail.com
  • Happy MapsA website for parents and carers. Reliable and up-to-date resources on emotional health for your children including counselling and emotional support,
  • Poorly Poppets sessions providing new parents with advice about how to look after their babies when they are unwell. For information see their website by clicking or find them on Facebook

Support to Live Independently

 

End of Life 

 

Other  

 

 

Transport

  • Royal Voluntary Service Getting Out and About  - community transport to help older people get out and about more independently
  • Dial-a-Ride – Citywide Dial-a-Ride service is available to residents of Bristol who are unable to access conventional public transport and operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Tel 0845 1301875
  • Accessible Transport 4U. -  Door to door accessible transport for people who prefer to have their own supportive and safe transport – Tel 0117 9657449 (24hr service)

     

 

Getting Involved

RSVP Volunteers 

Are you over 50 with time to spare and skills to share?  We work alongside RSVP West to set up volunteers to act as :

  • A well being guide - visiting lonely and isolated patients at home
  • A driver to transport older patients to and from appointments

If you are interested contact Christine Young on 0117 915 0273 or visit the RSVP West web site at www.rsvp-west.org.uk

 

 

 

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