Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
This page presents our library of learning and evaluation resources regarding the city-wide infrastructure that is needed in order to address loneliness and social isolation.
We have grouped our library into the following sections. Click on the headings below to find out more.
This report presents the learning from the Housing Options Service, which supported older people to explore their housing options and helped with the process of moving. This service was commissioned as part of the Age-Friendly Challenge Fund, promoting health and independence by ensuring older people were aware of the range of housing options available to them.
BAB launched the Age-friendly Challenge Fund in 2019, challenging organisations across the city to make their services better for older people. Projects in the domains of Transport, Housing and Respect & Social Inclusion gave an update of their work and the learning from their first few months.
This report presents the learning from our Age-friendly Transport event, in which we heard from a variety of speakers on the topic of Age-friendly transport. Together we learnt about the barriers to Age-friendly transport and the possible short-term and long-term solutions. This learning will be used to further develop Bristol’s Age-friendly action plan.
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.
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.
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.
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