We are part of the Age UK national network, which was formed through the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. We are a registered charity with our own board of voluntary trustees from the local area, many of whom are also users of our services.
By providing a range of information, advice, products and services, we aim to enhance the quality of later life and promote the wellbeing of older people.
The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers. We include South Gloucestershire, and meet on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August at The Academic Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, at 7.30pm.
We are a friendly open group who have all had experience of these problems and will make new members feel very welcome.
For more information please contact our Chairman Jenny West, 3 Chipping Close, Symn Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7BB, 01454 843497 (home) or 07919 620498.
For publicity, please contact Jenny Fumpson, Tanglewood, 4B Highfield Drive, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, N. Somerset, BS20 8JG, 01275 847286.
Carers' groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can:
- Meet other carers
- Have a cup of tea and chat
- Pick up information
Some groups are open to all carers and some are for specific carers.
If you are able to spare an hour or two there are a number of opportunities to meet with other carers to find out more about the support available to you. Why not try and come along?
Contact the Elderly helps alleviate loneliness amongst isolated over 75s within the local community by organising tea parties once a month on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking to start a new group in Filton and need more volunteers. Could you be a driver (once a month), a host (twice a year) or help with the admin? Please contact Helen on 0117 960 9606 or by email below.
There is an increasing need for individuals who have suffered a stroke to engage in an exercise and activity regime. The Exercise on Prescription Stroke Scheme run by South Gloucestershire Council, offers 12 weeks of one to one exercise based rehab. These sessions can help to increase strength, balance and fitness levels. Sessions take place at Yate, Longwell Green and Bradley Stoke Leisure centres on a weekly basis.
For more information please contact Ross Evans, Project Officer on 01454 864005 or by e-mail.
We bring together families living with deafness through organised children’s activities and family sessions. We encourage all of the family to become involved in our activities and welcome deaf parents and their children, hearing parents, their deaf children and siblings, children’s friends, grandparents, relatives, carers and family friends.
The group provides help and support to sufferers of Fibromyalgia and their families, and promotes awareness in the local community. Members receive a regular newsletter about activities. We have a comprehensive lending library of books, journals and videos relating to Fibromyalgia. Group meetings are at Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill, Alveston, 7-9pm, on the 4th Tuesday of every month. For more details, contact Elaine on 01454 415374.
Are you looking for funding for your organisation?
GRANTnet is a service which can help to identify suitable funding and grants for activities or projects. It allows community and voluntary groups, social enterprises and small businesses to search across a huge range of funding sources.
Healthwatch will be listening to and engaging with people who use Health and Social Care Services in South Gloucestershire to help improve the design and delivery of services now and in the future.
NHS information, advice and a guide to services.
Social housing providers in South Gloucestershire have partnered up for a series of speed-dating for houses events, to help their tenants move.
Merlin Housing Society, Knightstone Housing Association, Sovereign Housing Association and Solon South West Housing, are holding the events to help people affected by Welfare Reform. The three events will bring people who want or need to move home together to see if they can swap homes.
Merlin’s Head of Neighbourhood Services, Barbara Reid said: “Welfare Reform is bringing huge changes for social housing tenants. More than 1,000 people living in South Gloucestershire areas have been affected by the introduction of the bedroom tax.
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Sarah Dunn is raising funds for Hammer Out Brain Tumours by attempting to climb Kilimanjaro in September along with some friends to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the charity.
As part of this she is hosting "A Taste of Vegas" night at the BAWA club in Southmead on Saturday 13th July.
Tickets are £20 and available directly from Sarah on 07445 382 641 or by email below, The BAWA club and Hammer Out offices.
South Gloucestershire’s biggest festival 12 September – 1 November 2013
Do you want to showcase your group or organisation, attract new members or promote a special activity? Are you holding an exhibition in the autumn or have a performance planned? Then join us for Discover 2013.
The Discover Festival is an exciting and diverse programme of events for all ages to discover something new in South Gloucestershire. It is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, local residents, community groups and businesses.
The first Discover Festival in 2012 saw over 6000 people attending 186 events across the local area.
The next Discover Festival will take place from 12 September to 1 November 2013 and will feature events covering:
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Coniston Community Centre
For anyone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia and their carers or families.
Practical, emotional and health advice and information.
Reassurance that you're not on your own.
See below for more details and how to book.