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Who may use the Service?
Older people who live within the Bristol boundaries either in rented or owner occupied accommodation, are over the age of 55 years and in need of housing related support. The scheme offers 80 places which will be allocated and prioritised according to the needs of the individual. The Service also offers an additional 40 places for older people who misuse alcohol or live chaotically.
If you meet the criteria what support can they offer?
The service is temporary for a period of 3 months to a maximum of 2 years.
Monday to Friday, 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
How can you access the Service?
Referrals can be made by yourself, a relative or a professional. Either complete the referral form below or for further information call us on 0117 9281 546. On completion and return of the form you will be contacted by the Service Co-ordinator to arrange an assessment visit.
On this online catalogue you will find a selection of products to help with everyday life for people living with dementia and their carers, including easy to use telephones, calendar clocks and radio controlled watches, reminders, home safety devices and a selection of entertaining games and activities.
If you would like to order by phone or are experiencing problems with our online store please call us on 0300 124 0900 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm. An answer phone is available outside these hours).
Or if you would like a copy of the Daily Living Aids Catalogue sent to you by post call our team on 0844 245 1175
A 24 hour Telecare and Assistive Technology Service run by Bristol City Council, offering a telephone response to personal alarm calls. The call centre will get appropriate help or call your nominated contacts in an emergency.
Contact: 0117 922 3269
Bristol City Council Website
Are you looking after someone?
Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
Online catalogue of items that can help to make life easier, from simple memo-minders to movement detectors and pager-alarms
Contact: 0300 323 0700
Showroom address: 5 Hide Market, West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH.
Support My Life Website
Equipment that can help people maintain their independence. For information about technology to support people at home contact Care Direct.
Contact: 0117 922 2700
Techsilver specialise in technology to help with later life, especially assistive technology. To visit their website click here.
They also have a helpful article on 'how to stay safe online'.
Unforgettable aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specialised products, practical advice and a supportive community.
Work carried out by multi-skilled tradespeople who are all Disclosure Records Bureau checked. They carry an ID card and their logo is clearly displayed on their van and uniform.
Contact: 0300 323 0700
The Silverlinks project is a free service where older people offer mutual support when decisions need to be made about housing repairs, adaptations or moving home.
Contact: 0117 954 2222
West of England Care and Repair Website
We have developed a self-referral process for Deaf / BSL Users.
We have produced a Deaf / BSL version of our service leaflet available on our YouTube channel.
We have produced an Easy Read version of our service leaflet
Sally Townsend, our Community Development Coordinator for schools has produced the following resource list to raise dementia awareness with children and young people.
Join our singing groups where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. Singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood. You don't need to be a good singer to benefit! Join us for fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs. More Information Here
Tuesday mornings, 10.30 to 12.15
Bristol Community Links South, Langhill Ave, Bristol, BS4 1TN
Contact: Hannah Newrick on 0117 9610 693
Contact Hannah Newrick
Tel: 07927 590 216
This group is held every Tuesday, 2pm to 3.45pm
This takes place on 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of every month (2pm to 3.45pm)
Contact Hannah Newrick
Tel:07927 590 216
This group is being held on Zoom every Monday
1.15pm to 2.15pm (except for Bank Holidays)
A virtual group is available weekly on a Wednesday morning, 11.15am-12.15pm on Zoom.
Anyone with concerns about their memory or that of another can attend. Sessions run weekly and often have a guest speaker.
Contact Claire Muscat
Tel: 07872 866 502
This Memory Café takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month, 2pm to 4pm
A virtual Memory Café takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, 3.30pm-4.30pm
This Memory Café takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Regular Support groups for close family, friends and carers of people with Dementia led by experienced facilitators. The groups are places to share concerns and experiences
Withywood Centre, Geoff Cargill Room, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8QA
The group is help on the last Thursday of the month 1pm to 3pm. Please contact your Navigator or Practitioner on 0117 947 3120 if you would like to attend.
This group is currently closed due to being at capacity but takes place in Horfield on the last Wednesday of each month 2pm - 3.30pm. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, contact your Practitioner or Navigator on 0117 904 5150.
Held at: Verona House, 53 Filwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3RX
The group is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm to 3.30pm
(contact your Navigator or Practitioner on 0117 904 5150 if you'd like to attend)