Considerate Friends are a wonderful group of unpaid, family carers over 50 with a mission to improve local services in Fishponds including cafes, libraries, community centres and open spaces.
Come and join us for a tour of Blaise Castle Estate at 2pm, Wednesday 30th October which will take about half an hour, followed by a cuppa and sweet treat in the café!
If you are a carer living in the greater Fishponds area and want to make a difference to other carers using local facilities, joining Considerate Friends could be for you!
Considerate Friends are a group of carers having a say on how local services in Greater Fishponds can be more accessible and suitable for carers.
Give Bristol Ageing Better your views on the Age Friendly Action Plan.
Last year we ran a successful telephone counselling pilot through funding from Bristol Ageing Better. We were able to support 38 carers with up to 6 weekly sessions of counselling by telephone. 79% of those carers reported an improvement in at least one aspect of social isolation, loneliness and their wellbeing as a result.
After making a successful partnership bid, with Oasis Talk, we are now excited to be able to restart our telephone counselling service and offer carers the opportunity to access counselling by telephone for 6 weekly sessions.
Bristol Ageing Better Greater Fishponds Community Champions has recently been launched. The aim is to build up communities by supporting volunteers to create connections with groups and other local people.