Community Navigators Bristol offers free signposting and support to people aged 50 and over who want to feel less isolated and more involved in their local area. Friendly, trained ‘navigators’ will make contact with those referred, get to know them and share information about what’s happening where they live. Whether it’s meeting people, becoming more active, rekindling old hobbies, volunteering or learning something new, the community navigator can point them in the right direction.
If extra support is needed, the community navigator can come along with them when they try something for the first time. They can also support the individual with any concerns that they have about getting out and about – including safety, transport or money worries – by connecting them with other community and health services to tackle these problems.
How to get support:
If you are over 50 and you’re feeling lonely or isolated, get in touch with Community Navigators Bristol. You can also make a referral on behalf of someone you know.
• Central, East or South Bristol: contact Gemma on 0117 440 9100 or email@example.com.
Central, East and South includes:
Ashton, Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Brislington East, Brislington West, Broomhill, Central, Clifton, Easton, Eastville, Filwood, Fishponds, Frome Vale, Hartcliffe, Hotwells, Withywood, Hengrove, Whitchurch Park, Hillfields, Hotwell, Harbourside, Knowle, Knowle West, Lawrence Hill, Redcliffe, Redfield, Southville, Speedwell, St Anne’s, St George, St Pauls, St Werburghs, Totterdown, Troopers Hill, St George West, Stockwood, Whitehall, Windmill Hill
• North Bristol: contact Laura on 0117 9515751 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Henbury, Brentry, Henleaze, Shirehampton, Westbury-on-trym, Southmead, Sea Mills, Stoke Bishop, Redland, Cotham, Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield, Lockleaze
• Visit www.communitynavigators.org.uk
About the Community Navigators Bristol partnership:
Community Navigators Bristol is funded by Bristol Ageing Better, a programme dedicated to reducing isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol. It is run by a partnership of trusted local organisations combining their community expertise: Bristol Community Health and North Bristol Advice Centre (lead partners), Ambition Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth Community Centre, Barton Hill Settlement, The Care Forum, Shirehampton Community Action Forum, Southmead Development Trust and Southville Community Development Association. If you would like to be a volunteer for the Community Navigators Bristol service, please get in touch via the details above.
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