Recent Open Forum Meetings

Date Time Documents Speaker Venue
25 May 2017 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA BOPF INFORMATION DAY  – Speakers, stalls, networking and refreshments.


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

Bristol Drugs Project, Mike SwansAGENDAton

Older Men (65+), Social Engagement & Combating Loneliness, Dr Paul Willis, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bristol

Home Start, Support and Friendship for families, Jenny Harris, Trustee

Alzheimer’s Society, Dawn Harvey, Group Activity Support Manager

There will be 10 STALLS including the above 6  speakers, as well as the following organisations:

Bristol Community Health


Nilaari Agency

St Monica Wills Trust

Broadmead Baptist Church
13 April 2017 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA
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Liz 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
2 March 2017 14:00 – 16:00 AGENDA
Bristol Hate Crime Services –
Sarah Howard
, Project LeaderBristol Energy – The benefits of Bristol Energy 
Speaker: Georgina Eller, Energy Consultant
Easton Community Centre
19 Jan 2017 10.30 – 12.30 AGENDA
NHS Continuing Healthcare – Care Homes with Nursing, Residential Homes & Continuing Healthcare
Terri Randall, RGN / BIA Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Cert in Management in Health and Social Care,
Carol De Halle RGN Team Leader Care Home Support TeamHAVE YOUR SAY ON WHAT HAPPENS LOCALLY!
Bristol City Council Consultations Announcement
Petition – Raise the Amount Spent on Healthcare
Broadmead Baptist Church
10 Nov 2016 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA
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Bristol City Council Consultation: Corporate Strategy (incl. budget) 2017-2022
Members will be able to discuss issues that concern them and provide feedback via a printed survey.  (Online report & survey: [24/10/16]Healthwatch Bristol: Tell Us Your Story – Age, health and wellbeing
Ellen Devine, Healthwatch Bristol Project CoordinatorHealthwatch Bristol is a consumer champion for health and social care services. Between October – December, Healthwatch Bristol is focusing its work on the topic of Age, Health and Wellbeing and is delighted to be working with members of BOPF to develop our work plan. During this talk, Ellen will give an update on the work of Healthwatch Bristol and then ask for BOPF open forum attendees to share their feedback on accessing and using health and social care services.
Broadmead Baptist Church
6 Oct 2016 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA
Driving and Mobility Centre: Driving do we get better with age?
Helen Mann, Occupational Therapist

  • Does my driving change as I get older?
  • What happens if I have a medical condition?
  • Do I need to decide to stop driving?
  • Where do I go to get help and support?
  • How can I manage without a car?
Vassall Centre (Fishponds)
1 Sep 2016 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA
BCC CONSULTATION: National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s Review on Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs

Bristol Walking Alliance: Campaigning to improve Bristol’s walking environment
Allan Morris Bristol Walking Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of organisations in Bristol campaigning to improve Bristol’s walking environment. The talk will describe BWA’s origins, rationale and work. For more information, see

Greenway Centre, Southmead
7 July 2016 10:30 – 12:30 AGENDA
BCC CONSULTATION: Bugbears for pedestrians and cyclists website

University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, ‘Navigating the Health Service in 2016’
Julie Dovey & Peter Collins (Clinical Chair of the Division of Medicine)

Broadmead Baptist Church