BAB Update: Little Book of AWE

6 Oct 2016
Welcome to the Bristol Ageing Better regular Update

A busy few weeks...

As you may have noticed from our emails and updates, it has been a very busy time for Bristol Ageing Better. We have had our partnership meeting, a stall at the Celebrating Age Festival, collaborative workshops as well as the launch of our Blueprint for Community Development for Older People. We currently are inviting tenders for 11 contracts with a combined value of over £2 million and our Community Kick Start panel meets next week for its’ third round of funding.

Saturday 1st October was also International Day of Older Persons and this was yet another opportunity for us to celebrate older people in Bristol and the work of our partners in tackling isolation and loneliness. On Saturday we officially launched our “Little Book of AWE” (Ageing Well Everyday) which is a guide to the 5 Ways of Wellbeing for older people in the city. You can look at an electronic copy of the guide here but we also will be distributing copies of the guide across the city. We will soon have copies in every library in Bristol and we will be talking to GPs to get them there also.

If you would be
interested in having some copies, please contact us at and we can arrange to have some delivered.

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Best wishes,

Adam Rees

BAB Director

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Invitation to Tender - Community Development for Older People

On 30th September, in City Hall, we launched our Blueprint for Community Development for Older People. The document represents a significant piece of work done over the last 6 months to speak with partners, review existing provision, consider our available budgets and to decide how to commission this project in a strategic way that can add long-term value to this sector in Bristol.

We have now released 8 invitations to tender for a number of different contracts that will contribute to our aims set out in the blueprint.

Further information about these tenders can be found on our Open Applications section.

Partner Highlight

Developing Health and Independence (DHI)

Developing Health and Independence (formerly known as the Drugs and Homeless Initiative) is a local charity that was set up in 1999 to help people out of the cycle of homelessness, social isolation and drug or alcohol abuse.

DHI is currently creating a film exploring isolation in later life as part of our Group Work and Peer Support pilots.

Click here to visit their website.
Click here to follow them on Twitter.
Click here to like them on Facebook.

Do you have what it takes to be a Wellbeing Champion?

Happy City, a charity set up in Bristol to improve lives through a focus on happiness, have been funded by Bristol Ageing Better to provide a free 2-day course on how to introduce the 5 ways to wellbeing in your community.

Are you interested? If yes, all you need to be is over 50, willing and able to share your learning with older people in your community, and available to attend two whole day sessions (10am to 4pm) on the 16th and 30th November here in Bristol (venue to be announced). If you would like to know more contact Happy City by email or call 07474 408 024.

Click here to find out more.

BAB Forum Latest Threads

Partners Wanted - Community Development for Older People - Posted October 4th 2016 by David Cottam

'Drop in for Free Tea, Cake, Friendship and Fun!' - Posted September 23rd 2016 by Judith Brown

Bristol set to become the most dementia friendly city in UK - Posted September 14th 2016 by Amanda Cole

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