Bristol Older People’s Forum works hard to ensure all older people in Bristol are heard. We facilitate older people having their say, and providers knowing their views.
In 2015/16 we:
Represented older people – totalling 2500 volunteer hours (groups, boards, meetings, stalls, consultations, partnerships etc)
Produced 3 20page newsletters for our c2800 members
Held 9 Open Forum meetings across the city with c20 speakers
Responded to numerous consultations, many from Bristol City Council
Received over 530 completed questionnaires from members & undertook analysis of survey findings to better understand our members & the issues they face
Spoke out on issues facing older people on TV, radio and newspapers
Engaged with hundreds of individuals & organisations working with older people (and attracted over 350 followers on twitter within 4 months of joining)
We launched Bristol’s Manifesto for Older People
We know we make a real difference to lives – you can read one member’s story here
Partnerships, collaborations and affiliations:
We work in partnership with the other 5 equalities fora as BEING (Bristol Equalities Information & Networking Group): Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF), LGBT Bristol, Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV), Bristol Multi Faith Forum (BMFF), Bristol’s BME Voice. We all have (or are working towards) Manifestos and will work together on delivering outcomes for people in Bristol experiencing disadvantage.