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BOPF Cookbook

BOPF Cookbook Launch at Triodos – Monday 29 January 2024

BOPF Cookbook Launch at Triodos venue Monday 29 January 2024, 10:30 – 12:30 hrs You are invited to the launch of ... More

Healthwatch Bristol - share your views

Healthwatch Bristol – Share your views

Healthwatch Bristol is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care ... More

BOPF & BCC Newsletter September 2023

BOPF & BCC Newsletter September 2023

Click on this link to read our latest BOPF & BCC Newsletter September 2023   ... More

Celebrating NHS at 75 – 5 July 2023

BOPF members are very proud of our NHS and grateful for the difference it has made to the health of the citizen of this ... More

Pension Credit Week of Action, 12-16 June 2023

This week is Pension Credit Week of Action, which is all about raising awareness of Pension Credit and encouraging peopl ... More

Which? wins campaign to protect free access to cash

A Bill amendment will ensure consumers can withdraw and deposit cash for free. In a huge win for consumers, the governme ... More

Cost Of Living Leaflet

BOPF Cost of Living – snapshot report March 2023

Key findings· 103 out of 113 older people in Bristol responding to this survey have been affected by the cost of living ... More

Bristol Radical History Festival, Saturday 22 April 2023, 10:00am to 4:30pm at the M Shed

We have a full programme, which is again based on two main themes: Radical Bristol and the Visual Arts and Bristol Trade ... More

Bristol Local Plan Review – Further Consultation. Closing date: 20 January 2023

 The Bristol City Council are asking for your views on changes to the Bristol Local Plan. The Bristol Local Plan Review ... More

Digital Skills Workshops

Digital Skills Workshops at Brunelcare’s Colliers Gardens November & December 2022

FREE Digital Skills Workshops for Older People with tea, coffee and cake. Learn how to use your computer, tablet or phon ... More

Logo Celebrating Age Festival

Celebrating Age Festival Launch – October 2022

The Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) is an annual event in Bristol, challenging stereotypes about ageing and encouraging o ... More

Event Hospital or Not?

Hospital or Not? 1 November 2022

A day exploring how to decide when hospital would benefit patients – for over 65s Come and join us if you are over ... More

Bristol Womens Voice AGM – 11 October 2022

Bristol Women’s Voice AGM Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022 Time: 5.30 – 8.45pm Location: The Station, Silver ... More

Christina Stokes, BOPF Chair

Condolences to the Royal Family

Below is a message from the Bristol City Office following confirmation from the Royal Family that Her Majesty The Queen ... More

Christina Stokes, BOPF Chair

‘Cost of Living’ and Energy Bills Support Scheme

As the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ starts to bite, the Bristol City Council (BCC), working with the voluntary an ... More

Christina Stokes, BOPF Chair

BOPF Supports Bristol Becoming a Living Rent City

BOPF Trustees have agreed to sign the following statement/letter to the Chairs of the Living Rents Commission Advisory B ... More

Roy Hackett OBE & MBE 1928 – 2022

It is with great sadness that our long-standing member Roy Hackett OBE & MBE has passed away at the age of 94. In 19 ... More

Our NHS – or is it? Changes from 1st July in 2022

What do you understand by the following initials; ICS, ICB,ICP? Better get used to them because they are the future of t ... More

Things I wish I’d known before I bought a retirement flat by Judith Brown

We’ve all seen them haven’t we? Advertisements showing happy elders laughing and clasping wine glasses, in their per ... More

Christina Stokes, BOPF Chair

From the Incoming Chair of Bristol Older People’s Forum, Christina Stokes

I am honoured to have been elected by the Trustees as Chair of BOPF for the coming year. I have been treasurer of BOPF a ... More

From the Outgoing Chair of Bristol Older People’s Forum, Ian Bickerton

I will soon be stepping down as the Chair of BOPF.  I was first elected in July 2019, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my ... More

Message from Ian Bickerton, Chair of BOPF, about the Bristol Impact Fund

I am delighted to let you know that Bristol Older People’s Forum has been successful in its bid to BCC’s Bristol Imp ... More

BOPF COVID-19 Information and Advice Newsletter – May 2021

The BOPF COVID-19 Information and Advice Newsletter – May 2021 is produced in partnership with the Bristol City ... More

BOPF Meetup Mornings – Throughout 2021

This exciting project has been recently set up to enable older people to make new social connections by meeting up with ... More

BOPF Carer’s Survey Report – May 2021

Launch of Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) Housing Survey Report ... More

BOPF Housing Survey Report – May 2020

Launch of Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) Housing Survey Report ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 21 May 2021

Social Care Crisis - Letter to the Prime Minister ... More

COVID-19: Sir Lenny Henry appeals to black communities to have the jab in ‘a letter to loved ones’

Sir Lenny Henry has written an open letter, signed by a number of household names, calling on black people in the UK to ... More

News from BOPF Chair- 18 March 2021

Racist emails aimed at the Mayor and Deputy Mayor You may be aware of the national and local news coverage about the lev ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 12 March 2021

Here is the letter I wrote to Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees about public toilets on 11 March 2021. Dear Marvin I wrote to ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 4 March 2021

I hope you are all keeping well, and I suspect most of us have had our Covid jab by now. Some of you will probably have ... More

Social Care Crisis – TUC Report

Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) has long campaigned for the Government to come forward with a sustainable long ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you are keeping well and managing to endure this seemingly endless Covid period in our lives. However, there is a ... More

Cherry’s Story

Many years ago Cherry Hartley was very active and prominent in BOPF, as she still was before lockdown with local communi ... More

Introducing our new BOPF Trustee!

Tara Mistry is our newest BOPF Trustee and she has been a great activist around anti-racism and equality issues since sh ... More

BOPF Congratulates Roy Hackett on his MBE

BOPF Congratulates Roy Hackett on his MBE for services to the Bristol Community! It is long overdue! A recent Guardian a ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

BOPF had its first ever virtual Open Forum on 24th September ... More

BOPF & BCC Newsletter – September 2020

Please find attached the latest in a series of joint Newsletters from the Bristol Older People’s Forum and Bristol ... More

Black Lives Matter

VIP BLM Statement: We stand in solidarity with black people and all who are oppressed and discriminated against. The Voi ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you remain safe and well, and are enjoying some greater freedom with the easing of the Covid lock-down. However, ... More

Bristol City Council’s coronavirus information and advice newsletter

Hello resident, This afternoon, the Prime Minister set out a series of new changes to the lockdown measures in England f ... More

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with black people and all who are oppressed and discriminated against. ... More

Thoughts from an imagined care home resident

They say it’s the virus.  Everything is different. The staff are kind, but very busy so I don’t see them much. The ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you remain safe and well, and are enjoying some greater freedom with the easing of the lock-down. There was some ... More

How are you experiencing LIFE UNDER LOCK-DOWN?

This short open-ended questionnaire is part of our Bristol Join-Up Project. We would like to find out what our  BOPF m ... More

Bristol City Council’s coronavirus information and advice newsletter

Lockdown support with Ramadan 2020, Online scams, Energy advice and support and Laughter in Lockdown ... More

The Bug and I by Judith Brown

I don’t know about you, but I feel I’m living in someone’s science fiction book... ... More

Interesting Times by Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson shares his experience of being born in the inter-war generation, and how that has shaped the person he's bec ... More

Coronavirus update from Avon and Somerset Police

Coronavirus update from Avon and Somerset Police Community Liaison Co-ordinator Good afternoon, I hope you are all well. ... More

Greta Thunberg’s visit to Bristol

I walked through cold and rainy, traffic-free Bristol from Old Market to College Green with my young mentee and hoards o ... More

Chair’s report

What a year 2019 was for BOPF! There was so much happening, it is difficult to know where to start. After over a decade ... More

BOPF Ambassador’s report

In January I chaired the Bristol Ageing Better Board meeting; we are coming to the end of our five year grant from the B ... More

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees

Our interview with Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees

Representing the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) and the Transport Action group, I met with Mayor Rees on 11 Octob ... More

Woman reading housing survey at BOPF open forum

The housing survey – finding out what people want

The BOPF Housing Action Group, Information Hub and Housing Survey are now well underway. This work has been commissioned ... More

Positioning BOPF at the centre of transport decision making

The Transport Action Group (TAG) recently held, at the BOPF office, a lively and informative workshop to identify priori ... More

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