9 07, 2019

The Beehive Centre: Reducing social isolation & connecting communities in Whitehall and St. George

2019-07-09T16:24:06+01:00July 9th, 2019|

“I think we’ve created a really dynamic community here, with older people at the core” Case study: The Beehive Community Centre Tucked in a side street behind St George’s Park, the Beehive Community Centre is a thriving meeting place for the communities of east Bristol. The centre offers a wide range of activities for all [...]

18 06, 2019

“Roger realises how fortunate he has been, despite his difficulties”: Roger’s Story

2019-06-18T12:11:06+01:00June 18th, 2019|

Roger's Story ‘Roger realises how fortunate he has been, despite his difficulties and he would recommend the Community Navigator service to anyone who feels lonely or isolated as he did.’ Roger who is in his 70’s was born and brought up in Bristol, within a mile or so of where he now lives in a [...]

17 06, 2019

Loneliness Awareness Week 17- 21 June 2019

2019-06-18T11:49:18+01:00June 17th, 2019|

Loneliness Awareness Week 17- 21 June 2019 The campaign is set to be bigger and better than ever and this year the theme is reducing the stigma around loneliness. For many, loneliness is a transitory feeling but for others, it can become chronic and have a serious impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Loneliness [...]

21 05, 2019

The Age of Creativity Festival 1 – 31 May 2019

2019-05-21T16:51:01+01:00May 21st, 2019|

The Age of Creativity Festival May 1-31 2019: The Age of Creativity Festival celebrates the extraordinary range of Age Friendly creative and cultural work taking place across England and reaches out into our community to help more people get involved. Celebrating older creative audiences, participants, volunteers and artists across England. The Age of Creativity is [...]

7 06, 2018

Loneliness Awareness Week 2018: become a Community Navigator

2018-06-07T17:51:47+01:00June 7th, 2018|

Loneliness Awareness Week 2018: Become a Community Navigator volunteer New service tackling loneliness reaches 400 referrals - and calls for more volunteers to give isolated older people the lifeline they need Over 400 people have now made contact with the new Community Navigators Bristol service, which was launched last year. The service helps people over [...]

16 01, 2018

Tips for beating loneliness

2018-01-16T12:15:40+01:00January 16th, 2018|

You’re never too old to beat loneliness We all experience the odd bout of loneliness from time to time. For older people, this can be made worse by the loss of a loved one, missing the social contact of work after retirement or health problems that make it difficult to get out and about. According [...]

7 12, 2017

2017 Christmas events

2017-12-11T11:31:31+01:00December 7th, 2017|

2017 Christmas events Have a look at our festive event calendar for people who are over 50. This page will be regularly updated so if you have an event you'd like to promote please contact community.navigators@nhs.net or call 0117 440 9100. We do everything we can to check the accuracy of the listing but things can [...]

18 10, 2017

“What I needed was people”: Alan’s story

2017-10-18T15:22:37+01:00October 18th, 2017|

Alan's story "What helps ultimately is having someone caring enough to grab hold of you." Read Alan's story in the Bristol Post about the "corrosive" loneliness he experienced after his wife died - and how he managed to "start all over again." Alan is helping us develop the service in the east, south and central Bristol with [...]

4 08, 2017

Community Navigators Bristol launches at Celebrating Age Festival

2017-10-26T16:25:31+01:00August 4th, 2017|

Community Navigators Bristol launches at Celebrating Age Festival Older people in Bristol will get a boost to their wellbeing through an exciting new service that helps them connect more with their community. Community Navigators Bristol offers free signposting and support to older people who want to feel less isolated and more involved in their local area. [...]