Friends of Hillfields Library

Friends of Hillfields Library is an entirely voluntary led group aimed at benefiting people in Hillfields by growing and supporting use of the library. Hillfields is an underserved community with high levels of deprivation. The Library space is only open three days a week and is one of the least used in the city.

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The Park

The Park Centre is a vibrant community hub in South Bristol with the aim of supporting local people of all ages, including the elderly, to learn, gain employment, be fit and healthy, appreciate each other, enjoy life, and reach their full potential.

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St James Priory

St James Priory is the Charity responsible for the Historic Grade 1 Listed Priory Church. It also operates St James House, on site Supported Housing accommodation for people in recovery from addiction, and a monthly lunch club (supported by The Grateful Society) for the elderly in the inner city of Bristol.

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Trinity Care

The Grateful Society contributes to this very successful Club for local people over 60 who are at risk of experiencing isolation and loneliness. It meets on Mondays for lunch, quiz, singing and other activities and provides transport. “There is a great atmosphere of joy and friendliness”.

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Somali Resource Centre

St Monica Trust, the Dolphin Society and the Grateful Society jointly fund their Community Elders’ Activities Programme for community elders. This includes coffee mornings, visiting green spaces, information & advice sessions, mental health & well-being sessions, and social events to enhance social connections for lonely elders. Most of the older people they work with feel lonely and socially isolated and reported to us that the funding has enabled them to “offer community elders services that fit better with their ethnic, cultural, and religious values and preferences.”

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