Free advice and support services
Feel less isolated and more involved in the local area
What is it?
Community Navigators Bristol offers free signposting and support to people aged 50 and over who want to feel less isolated and more involved in their local area. Friendly, trained ‘navigators’ will get to know you and share information about what’s happening where you live.
What we can do
Whether it’s meeting people, becoming more active, rekindling old hobbies, volunteering or learning something new, the community navigator can point you in the right direction.
If extra support is needed, the community navigator can attend with you if you're trying something for the first time. They can also support you with any concerns that you have about getting out and about - including safety, transport or money worries.
How to get support
If you are over 50 and you’re feeling lonely or isolated, get in touch with Community Navigators Bristol. You can also make a referral on behalf of someone you know.
Who is the service for?
Bristol people who are over 50 and feeling isolated or lonely at the moment.
Who can make a referral?
Anyone can – and you can refer yourself. Read more about referring yourself here to see if the service is right for you.
Or you can make a referral on behalf of someone you know, either personally or professionally. Read more about referring another person here.
Get in touch if you’d like to make a referral.
What is Community Navigators Bristol?
Our friendly, trained navigators will:
- Take time to get to know you and find out what’s important to you. They might visit you at home a few times so they can support you personally.
- Share information with you about what’s happening locally to help you get involved in things you’re interested in. This might include meeting people; rekindling old hobbies; becoming more active; volunteering; or learning something new.
- Tackle any concerns you might have about getting out and about – like safety, transport or money worries – by linking you up with other local community groups.
- Offer extra support if you feel nervous. They can come along with you when you try something for the first time.
What don’t we provide?
- Practical assistance such as DIY, shopping or gardening
- Assist with legal or banking administration
- Long-term support
Get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction.
Is the service free?
Yes. The service provides short-term support and is completely free. It’s available to people in their home or via phone appointments.
Central, East and South includes:
Ashton, Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Brislington East, Brislington West, Broomhill, Central, Clifton, Easton, Eastville, Filwood, Fishponds, Frome Vale, Hartcliffe, Hotwells, Withywood, Hengrove, Whitchurch Park, Hillfields, Hotwell, Harbourside, Knowle, Knowle West, Lawrence Hill, Redcliffe, Redfield, Southville, Speedwell, St Anne’s, St George, St Pauls, St Werburghs, Totterdown, Troopers Hill, St George West, Stockwood, Whitehall, Windmill Hill
North Bristol includes:
Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Henbury, Brentry, Henleaze, Shirehampton, Westbury-on-trym, Southmead, Sea Mills, Stoke Bishop, Redland, Cotham, Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield, Lockleaze
About the Community Navigators Bristol partnership:
Community Navigators Bristol is funded by Bristol Ageing Better, a programme dedicated to reducing isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
It is run by a partnership of trusted local organisations combining their community expertise: Bristol Community Health and North Bristol Advice Centre (lead partners), Ambition Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth Community Centre, Barton Hill Settlement, The Care Forum, Shirehampton Community Action Forum, Southmead Development Trust and Southville Community Development Association.
If you would like to be a volunteer for the Community Navigators Bristol service, please get in touch via the details above.
Ready to find out more?
Telephone: 0117 357 4192
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