Age Friendly Bristol
Age Friendly Bristol aims to submit an action plan to the World Health Organisation to become part of the network and gain Age Friendly City status.
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.
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.
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.