Bristol

Interesting or useful organisations

  • U3A in South Bristol. A blog primarily for members who live in the southern parts of the city to provide information about things going on there.
  • National U3A. Find web addresses for other U3As nationwide, as well as advisory material and details of the Summer Schools.
  • Virtual U3A. An online only U3A for those isolated in some way by circumstance or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A.
  • Bristol University. Gives information about public events arranged by Bristol University (Lectures, Concerts, Visits, Exhibitions etc).
  • The Cabot Institute. The Cabot Institute's interests include climate change, natural hazards, food & energy security, resilience & governance, & human impacts on the environment.
  • Future Learn. Free online courses are supplied by various universities. Topics include, languages, Stategies for Successful Ageing, Fashion Industry, Writing Fiction, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Psychology. If you are interested have a look at their website.
  • Bristol Museums. Bristol’s free museums and archives. Includes information about events and exhibitions.
  • Christians in Science. This gives info about public lectures concerned with the relationship between science and the Christian faith, which may interest both science and ethics groups.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oasis-Talk. Counselling and other therapy services. Counselling is free for people aged 50 or over who live in Bristol.
  • 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.

15/05/2019 GS