Open Forum Meetings


Date Time Agenda Speaker Venue
13 April 2017 10:30 – 12:30 Ageing Without Children
Kirsty Woodard, Co Founder AWOC, https://awoc.orgLiz Lloyd, Professor of Social Gerontology, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol’

Promising practices in residential care homes: findings from the ‘Healthy Ageing in Residential Places (HARP) project”Care homes are widely regarded as the ‘last resort’ for older people and information about them is often dominated by scandals and reports of abuse. In this talk Liz Lloyd will present key findings from an international study. In this study, researchers from the UK, Canada, Sweden and Norway conducted research in each of their 4 four countries with the aim of identifying promising practices. In selected care homes, we conducted observations of daily routines as well as interviews with residents, relatives, staff, visiting staff and volunteers. We focused on what it is that makes care home a good place to live and to work – that is, what promotes the health and wellbeing of residents and staff. The findings highlight differences between the countries in terms of how care homes are run but also great similarities in what was considered to be beneficial.

Monica Wills House
25 May 2017 10:30 – 12:30 BOPF INFORMATION DAY –There will be stalls and speakers will include:

Home Instead, Changing the Face of Ageing, John Moore, Director

Women’s Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS), Alcohol: What’s Different for Women?

Dr Patsy Staddon, Chair (WIAS), Honorary Reasearch Fellow, University of Wolverhampton

Alzheimer’s Society (to be confirmed)

ROADS@Bristol Drugs Project, Liz Taylor (to be confirmed)


Broadmead Baptist Church
29 June 2017 10:30 – 12:30 AGM

Bristol Lord Mayor, Marvin Rees

Broadmead Baptist Church