BAB Programme Management Team

Carly Urbanski - Head of the BAB Programme.

Carly is the Head of the Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) programme; she works across the sectors to embed BAB’s age-friendly approach and to share our learning from the last 6 years. Carly’s role entails working strategically across the city, sharing learning and knowledge with partners and influencing stakeholders to create a systems change, working with individuals and organisations across multiple sectors. A large part of her work involves making all elements of the BAB programme sustainable through developments such as age-friendly city accreditation


Bianca Rossetti - Project Officer

Bianca is our Age-Friendly Project Officer, working with partners and older people across the city to find out what changes could make Bristol a better place to live in later life. She has written two age-friendly toolkits as well as other resources for businesses and citizens, to encourage people across the city to make age-friendly changes. She also works with the Council and charities to ensure the delivery of our Age-Friendly Strategy, and shares ideas and learning with other areas through the UK Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. If you are a business, organisation or community representative who would like to become more Age-Friendly, or an older person who would like to join our Age-Friendly Communication & Information Action Group, contact Bianca at the email above


Claire Chivers - Learning & Monitoring Officer

Claire’s role is focused on sharing the learning from the BAB programme in order to help others improve their work with older people. This includes learning that can be immediately implemented to improve services in the short-term, but also wider learning that can inform longer-term policy and funding decisions. Claire shares learning with key stakeholders in Bristol and across the UK through tailored events and learning resources, many of which can be found in the BAB Learning and Evaluation Hub.


Vibeke Joy - Press and Communications Officer 

 Vibeke’s role is to raise awareness and improve the profile of Bristol Ageing Better. Her writing promotes positive ageing and works to dispel negative stereotypes of older people. She does this by sharing BAB’s and BAB partner case studies and learning with the media, on the website, on social media and through our e-newsletters. 



Michele Cockaine - Finance Officer

Michele manages BAB’s finance systems, budget reviews and forecasting, processing payments and monitoring delivery partner’s financial spend in line with their agreed budgets. If you have any queries around outstanding payments please feel free to contact her. 

Call us: 0117 928 1539

© 2021 Age UK Bristol.
A charity limited by guarantee. Registered no 2984207.
Registered Charity no. 1042548

Somerset Design - Supporting Charities in Bristol

If you'd like to receive our updates then you can subscribe to one or all three by clicking here.