Thank you so much for the assistance that you have given me in my beginning stages of leading an independent life after coming out of treatment with ARA. It has been a scary and nervous time, especially trying to take on all the responsibilities at one time.

Thank you all for doing the work that means I can be supported and helped.

Mr P
Grant recipient

Hotwells and Redcliffe Community Development Project

Bristol Charities is working with the Linkage Network to set up a Community Development Project for Older People, the project is funded as part of a legacy from Lady Haberfield Almshouse Charity who have worked in the Hotwells and Redcliffe area over the past 40 years. 

The aim of the project is to work with people 50+ in the Hotwells/Redcliffe area to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives and reduce isolation/ loneliness through active participation.

Bristol Charities is keen to work with local residents to establish an advisory group of people (aged 50+) who want to make a difference and to ensure the work we engage in and activities developed are shaped and informed by those who live in the area. 

The project is also looking to work in partnership with the Linkage Network and other organisations in the area to offer a diverse range of activities and groups. 

Bristol Charities has a long-standing history of supporting older people in Bristol through day services and Community Based Projects. In partnership with the Linkage network in the Henbury/ Brentry area a range of user led activities have been developed, some examples of these groups are:

  • Ballroom Dancing Classes
  • Ping Pong group
  • Tea & Tech sessions
  • New Age Kurling
  • Movie Club
  • Art Group

Please contact David Fakray on:  07584 278937 or email: for more information.