Interesting or useful organisations
- National u3a. Find web addresses for other u3as nationwide, as well as advisory material and details of the Summer Schools.
- u3a South West Region. From Gloucester to Cornwall, this is the largest region, with 133 u3as.
- Festival of Ideas. What's On? So much - do look at the website. Keep up-to-date by joining their mailing list.
- Bristol University. Gives information about public events arranged by Bristol University (Lectures, Concerts, Visits, Exhibitions etc).
- The Regional History Centre. There are free, monthly history talks at 6pm on a Thursday at MShed.
- ChatterPack. A lady called Claire Ryan has compiled an incredibly long and detailed list of links to all sorts of resources including virtual tours; free online study courses in a range of subjects; geography, history, music, literature; teach yourself videos in a range of subjects; entertainment….. as well as links to resources aiming to help us maintain our mental health at this difficult time. Claire works for the NHS, with children and young people with ADHD but most of these links are of interest to everyone of all ages. Do check them out.
- Bristol Dementia Action Alliance. Their aim is to educate, increase awareness and make Bristol a Dementia Friendly Community. To hear more about the Purple Angel Campaign, phone Tony Hall on 07849403018 or have a look at the website.
- Bristol Older Peoples Forum aims to raise the profile of older people, and achieve for Bristol pensioners the same rights, influence, security and income enjoyed by older people in other European countries. New (younger!) committee members needed.
- Age UK Bristol. Their latest project is Friends Ageing Better.
- LinkAge. They provide a huge range of services, activities, events and connections for older people in many parts of Bristol. Their latest news bulletin is on the LinkAge website. If you would like to see these regularly, you can sign up on their website to have them sent straight into your inbox.
- Bristol Shopmobility A charity which offers mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters and powered wheelchairs for hire. Equipment can be used to access the City Centre area for £1 an hour or longer term at home or on holiday for £5 per day. Based in Cabot Circus Car Park and open daily from 10am - 4.30pm.
- BUPA Elderly Care Support Line. People living with dementia are often unaware that they need help. Free helpline for advice on any issue in connection with elderly care: 0333 920 8317 (8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm on weekends)
- The Silver Line. Helpline for older people. Free, confidential and open 24 hours. Phone 0800 4 70 80 90.