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Bristol Ageing Better

Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.

We create an environment in which our partner organisations can deliver effective services, share their knowledge of what works, and be noticed by the people who matter. The partnership is led by Age UK Bristol and funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of their Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme.

Our Partnership

BAB is a partnership of over 200 organisation interested in reducing isolation and loneliness among older people. Our partners represent a very wide spectrum of organisations, including statutory, voluntary and commercial organisations. Delivery of the 16 projects within the programme will be undertaken by BAB partner organisations.  The Programme Management Team, based at Age UK Bristol, is responsible for commissioning delivery partner and the ongoing project management and evaluation.  

Our Programme

The programme is funded by the Big Lottery fund and aims to reduce isolation and loneliness in older people in Bristol through over 16 projects across 4 main themes: 

1. Creating the Conditions to reduce and prevent loneliness 
2. Identifying and Informing older people at risk of loneliness 
3. Working with Communities to increase the services and activities available 
4. Supporting Individuals to live fulfilling lives 

As part of our ‘Creating the Conditions’ theme, we will apply to be recognised as an Age Friendly City by the World Health Organisation and through this process, we will seek to encourage change and adaptation across the City. The BAB Age-friendly City Project is about changing and improving aspects of the city to make Bristol more Age-friendly. 

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Age-friendly Bristol

An age-friendly city is a city that encourages active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age - World Health Organisation

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Bristol Ageing Better

Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.

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History

The World Health Organisation have developed a framework for tackling such wide ranging issues in a way which is designed to improve the quality of life of older people – the Age-friendly City network.

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