Age Friendly City

On 23rd November, the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepted Bristol’s application to become the 705th member of the Global Network of Age-friendly Communities. The network represents cities and communities across the world who are all committed to making their areas better for older people, which also has a positive impact on the community as a whole.

Bristol’s membership of the network represents three years’ worth of work from Bristol City Council, Age UK Bristol and Bristol Ageing Better. To submit an applicatuion to the WHO, Bristol had to write a baseline assessment and a strategy considering the eight domians that make up an Age-friendly City. 

Visit the Age-friendly Bristol website here 

8 Domains of Age-Friendly Cities - WHO

We are currently: 

  • Encouraging all partners to read the Age-friendly Action plan and consider how they will contribute. 
  • Planning a celebration event for Age-friendly work in Bristol
  • Planning to launch an Age-friendly Challenge Fund.


We have already:

  • Produced with Bristol City Council a baseline report on how Age-friendly is Bristol
  • Held an Age-friendly conference to collect thoughts from older people and professionals across the city
  • Run focus groups with Older People to identify what their biggest priorities are in relation to an Age-friendly City
  • Developed and launched the Age-friendly Bristol Charter using the findings from the focus groups, in conjunction with Older People's Partnership Board.  See and download a copy of the Charter here or contact 0117 9281539 for printed copies.
  • Launched our Age-friendly Bristol website - click here to visit the website.
  • Organised the first Age-friendly Cities conference to be held in Bristol
  • Joined the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Communities


The 8 Domains for Bristol

These are the visual notes from our Age-friendly Conference in October 2015. regarding the 8 domains for Bristol. 


BAB has also been working with No Bindings to explore the key question we ask ourselves when thinking about how we can make Bristol more Age-friendly. 

Older artists and writers have come together to develop a work of art that gives some answers to this question. It is called 'Here We Grow' and is a hybrid book of words, pictures and sounds about growing older in Bristol. 

You can listen to this creative piece below:


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