Dear Bristol Charities,

I cannot thank you enough for helping me get a proper bed. I have been on a camp bed for 5 weeks. I have a spinal problem...that has got worse. Today I got an orthopedic three quarter bed, with a nice metal frame. It is so comfortable. Thank you so much. I medically needed a bed and I am looking forward to sleeping in comfort.

With gratitude.


Ms R. R
Grant recipient

Our Team

Anne Anketell

BA (Hons)
Chief Executive
Anne joined Bristol Charities as Chief Executive in October 2013. Anne started her career as a Social Worker, but moved to Housing and prior to her appointment managed Circle Support- The Care and Support Arm of the Circle Housing Group. Anne's experience is with a wide client mix including older people, young people and those with mental health and substance misuse issues. Her experience specifically with older people includes managing a portfolio of over 100 Sheltered and Extra Care Housing Schemes & Domiciliary Care Services across the U.K.

Andy Dixon

Assistant Director of Finance
Andy is a Chartered Accountant and joined Bristol Charities as Assistant Director of Finance in May 2015. Andy’s career started with Deloittes in Nottingham and London before moving to Bristol in 1990. Andy has extensive experience in a variety of industries including computer games and engineering consultancy. He is looking forward to working with Anne and the team to help Bristol Charities expand its almshouse portfolio and also to develop its other charitable activities.

Paula Lock

Head of Housing Operations
Paula is joining BC from Anchor Housing Trust following their recent merger where she was part of the Housing operations board and had budgetary, staffing and performance responsibility for all Rented, Leasehold and independent living projects (extra care) within the South Region. Paula has been working within the social care, charitable and not for profit housing sector for over 24 years and is currently a Fellow Member of the CMI Chartered Managers Institute and she is also a CMCIH, Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing.

Jade O'Malley

PA to the Chief Executive

Claire Leonidou

Finance and Grants Administrator

Julie Hart

Housing & Service Support Assistant