In 2017 Bristol Charities was successful on winning Lottery Funding through the Bristol Ageing Better Programme, to deliver a Community Development for Older People project in Greater Brislington.
"Whether it's Tai Chi, Ballroom Dancing, Men or Women's Group, or whatever, the project will work to help develop and deliver what local people want".
This funding will be used to build on and enhance the existing work and activities for over 50's within the local communities. Any developments will be Community and Older People driven to ensure that the community gets what it needs and that activities enhance what is already taking place, rather than duplication/undermining. Community ownership of the project and its developments is essential to the success and the long-term sustainability of the project.
What’s on for Over 50’s in Greater Brislington
From Tai Chi and Zumba to the local History Society and Lunch Clubs, Brislington is full of all sort of groups and activities people can join.
That’s why we have produced a new ‘What’s On Guide’ for Brislington which gives information about the range of activities and groups over 50’s could attend in the area.
With the help of local groups, the project will be developing a brand new "What's On" Guide for the whole of the community of Brislington during 2018. The new guide will include all activities for children, young people, parents, adults and older people. The aim of this is to develop a sustainable community resource which will exist long after the project comes to an end. Please contact us for more information.
Greater Brislington Toilet Map
Following the success of a similar map in Bedminster, we have also produced a Toilet Map for Brislington. The map identifies a number of locations throughout the area where older people can access a toilet, and help to feel confident when out of their homes and exploring their local community.
Join the Greater Brislington Over 50’s Forum
The project has set up a local Over 50’s Forum where local older people can come and get involved in the design and development of the project. As well as find out information about other local services and projects in Brislington.
Meetings usually held 2-3.30pm every 4th Thursday of the Month at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall. Contact us for more information.
Get in touch
Please get in touch if you would like to get involved, or have any ideas or suggestions, and help us to develop a project which will make a real difference to the lives of over 50's within Greater Brislington.
Armon Williams, Community Development Worker
We will keep our website updated as the project progresses, including dates of meetings and details of new activities.