Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
As part of our remit to test and learn, we've created a number of reports detailing various projects. We also have reports compiled by our community researchers on various topics, and you can read a selection of these below.
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.
In November 2017 BAB facilitated a shared learning event with the Ageing Better programmes working in Birmingham, Thanet, Hackney and Cheshire. All were at different stages of delivering initiatives similar to BAB’s Community Kick-Start fund. This report outlines the learning from this event.
At the beginning of 2018, BAB made some changes to the way in which the fund was administered. This learning report reviews the challenges and successes of the fund to date, and the changes implemented to allow it to reach even more isolated older people in its final year.
This report presents the learning from our Age Friendly Homes event, in which we heard from a variety of speakers on the topic of Age Friendly housing. Together we learnt about the barriers to Age Friendly housing and the possible short-term and long-term solutions. This learning will be used to further develop Bristol’s Age Friendly action plan.
This report provides an overview of the key learning to emerge from the Wellbeing Service pilot projects which ran in 2016 and 2017.
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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