What we do

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 are members of Voscur, AAA, the NPC; and a partner within Bristol Ageing Better. we are grateful to Age UK Bristol for their ongoing support through office infrastructure.

We work in partnership with the other 5 equalities fora as BEING (Bristol Equalities Information & Networking Group): Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF), LGBT BristolBristol 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.