Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
Our team of Community Researchers are a group of volunteer older people with a central role in the evaluation of BAB and the projects funded across the BAB programme. They co-produce evaluation reports, deliver presentations and play an active role in advising the development of the programme. In this section we share all of the evaluation reports written by UWE and the Community Researchers so far.
This report explores how BAB have involved older people as volunteer researchers and evaluators. It provides an overview of their role, their activities and achievements to date and the lessons learnt from their involvement in the evaluation process.
Eight of BAB’s Community Researchers undertook neighbourhood asset-mapping of the Greater Fishponds area in Bristol. This report presents their findings and insights, as well as their reflections on the asset-mapping process.
A team of four Community Researchers explored ten community groups within the Greater Brislington area of Bristol, identifying their present engagement with Bristol Ageing Better, their awareness of BAB’s Kickstart Scheme and the barriers to social participation. They then make recommendations for how BAB might be able to engage better with this community.
An evaluation of BAB’s Community Kickstart Scheme. A team of Community Researchers used semi-structured interviews with funded groups to assess the strengths and limitations of the scheme, identifying areas for further improvement.
The final evaluation of the Community Webs project, funded by Bristol Ageing Better and Better Care Bristol. Community Webs supports, enables and equips GP patients to access social activities and non-medical support services available in their local community.
To celebrate our first three years we have put together a factsheet showing who the BAB programme has reached so far.
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