Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
The projects within this theme form a hub for the BAB programme. Through this theme, we will trial the best methods of finding the most isolated and lonely older people and, once contact is made, we will make sure that they are best informed to make a decision about what they want to do next.
In some cases, we will introduce them to community activities or local groups, while in other cases we will need to provide some assisted support through a range of different partners.
Working with charities, health professionals and local communities, we will work to develop and evaluate approaches that can be shared as best practice.
Pro-active scanning of patient lists (especially those 85 plus) with follow-up to identify those at risk of loneliness or isolation.
A pathway to refer isolated older people to support from within the community in order to promote their wellbeing and encourage social inclusion and self-care.
Community Members trained and supported to take referrals from other identify projects and to undertake holistic assessments and signpost people to appropriate support.
local figures (e.g. shop keepers) to be trained in identifying older people at risk of loneliness and isolation, with simple means of alerting concerns.
A series of simple questions that public and voluntary staff can ask in their day to day contact with older people, with simple referral mechanism.
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