Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
Throughout the BAB projects that we have commissioned, certain common themes have arisen in our learning. We've divided these themes up and will be sharing what we've learned in our learning digests below.
Take a look at our question bank for help reflecting on your learning so far, and remember to let us know!
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We asked our partners to reflect on how older people are currently involved in the decisions made within their projects and organisations. We also asked them for their ideas about how this could be improved.
Finding potential participants and convincing them to take part in your project is something that many of our partners have struggled with. We've compiled some tips and learning from BAB projects which might help you with recruiting participants.
Looking to make your project more accessible or inclusive? Read our learning from other BAB projects to help you reflect and improve.
In March 2018, the BAB Communication Network discussed inclusive communications and received training on this topic. Here we share the key learning from this event and provide tips on how to make your communication more inclusive.
Partnership working is central to the entire BAB progamme. Here we share the learning from across our projects about successful ways to work alongside other organisations, from the very beginning of a partnership through to the end.
Our community development projects support members of the community to develop their own activities and groups. But how can we support these groups to be sustainable? Take a look at what we have learnt about this topic from across our community development projects.
Many of our projects involve volunteers, and they often play a key part in a project’s effectiveness at tackling loneliness and isolation. Here we share our learning on how to support your volunteers and get the best from them
Transport difficulties can be a big barrier to tackling loneliness and isolation. This document shares our learning so far about how project workers and volunteers can support older people to overcome some of these transport barriers in the short-term.
Learning from across our projects so far about the best ways to complete BAB's CMF evaluation questionnaires, including practical tips and preparations to make in advance.
Engaging older people with sight loss, hearing loss, dual sensory loss or experience of substance misuse.
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