I am writing to thank you for what you have done for me. You have given me a life. I would not know where to begin to tell you what this means to me (my scooter). Without it, I do know that my life would be intolerable as I would be housebound again. I am now able to do a lot of things that I was unable to do before. Thanks to you I now can smile as life is better for me.

Miss J
Recipient of grant for mobility scooter

What We Do

Bristol Charities' mission is to enhance the quality of life for older people living in our communities. We make a difference to the lives of older people by supporting them to live independently.

Our work ranges from:

  • Providing excellent quality Almshouse accommodation with support on site in a safe community setting.
  • Giving to those in need through individual grants, and grants to other community organisations, and through providing mobility aids and adaptations to vulnerable people.
  • Running community development projects for people aged 50+ to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives, reduce isolation/loneliness and promote active participation.
  • Supporting individuals to maintain independence through a community support service. This service offers flexible individualised support with daily living skills and help to maintain social connections.