What is the project?

The project has been created to test a model of delivery for community development for older people that engages Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT+) people across Bristol. The project is designed and developed with local older people in the driving seat, creating a replicable model of best practices that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness among older LGBT people.


What does the project do?

The aim is to engage with service providers and local partners to help create an LGBT+ friendly environment.

The project so far has involved the creation of new social groups such as LGBT+ yoga for the over fifties, intergenerational walking. In the future, there will also be a new arts and creative group.


How to get in touch

For more information on this project please contact Sharifa Whitney James by calling 07932 970 456 or emailing


Why did BAB fund it?

Although there are, already existing LGBT+ over 50’s groups in Bristol there is a distinct lack of variation and choice within the groups.

Many of the groups are central and for most who are isolated, it is not always possible to make it into the centre of Bristol. The more vulnerable groups are over the 70’s, transgender men, non-binary, woman and disabled.

BAB wanted to fund a project that would be accessible to all LGBT+ older people in Bristol and offer a variety of activities. 

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