Our next meeting on 10th August will feature the current consultations from the council on neighbourhoods and supporting people. This will be a joint meeting with the other forums in BEING (Bristol Equalities Information & Networking Group). We will also feature the Voice & Influence Commissioning Plan Consultation, which affects the future of all of the equality forums in the city.
Our AGM was on the 29th June with speaker Mayor Marvin Rees – you can see or download the BOPF_AGM_PRESENTATION_290617 and minutes will be available soon.
Our summer newsletter will reach over 3k older people in July/August – contact us if you would like to place an advert or have ideas for inclusion. And if you are 55+ in Bristol and want your own copy as a member, join us (free)!
Read about our current funding situation on the news page. You can find details of how to donate here – please help us continue our work for some of the most vulnerable older people in Bristol. Please also help us tailor our work and secure new funding by taking part in our anonymous member survey
We know we make a real difference to lives – you can read one member’s story here
Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) exists to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with those in the City of Bristol who are socially and economically excluded or disadvantaged on the grounds of their age, relieving their needs* and supporting their participation in society. *including relief of poverty and sickness and the protection of good physical & mental health
Our aim is that every older person in the city is an equal, valued, participating member of the community who can influence the decisions which affect their lives
All older people living in Bristol should:
• be happy with their quality of life
• have the goods and services they require
• be treated equally
• be listened to by decision makers
• not feel isolated
• have the opportunity to participate in the community
Our manifesto, launched in 2016, sets out the priorities in achieving our aim through influencing key providers and decision makers in the city, and by working with others. It is fully supported by Mayor Marvin Rees, Kerry McCarthy MP, many councillors and others. Please read it and let us know what you think – it belongs to all older people in the city.