New home visiting service launched for older women in North Bristol

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The North Bristol Advice Centre has launched a new home visiting service for older women in the community. The Community Support at Home Project is a free home visiting service for older women in North Bristol. The aim of the project is to reduce isolation in older people by providing information and guidance. The Community Support Worker, Lizzie Woodall, and the team of trained volunteers will be supporting isolated or disabled women, by listening to their needs and signposting them to relevant services and organisations. The project would ensure that women are getting information on the correct benefits, local transport, repairs or adaptations to the home and social and leisure activities.

Criteria is:

  • Female, over 55, would like info on staying independent or other information to access their community, or reported of feeling lonely and isolated
  • Live in North Bristol, so: Lockleaze, Ashley Down, Horfield, Bishopston, Filton, and as far as Southmead. Basically, as far as the volunteers can go (not all have cars and rely on public transport)
  • The women do not have to be housebound, but may lack the confidence to come to the centre or access community events
  • May have a disability which may impinge on their mobility

This service is free to any older woman living in North Bristol. For more details call Lizzie on 0117 9515751 or email lizzie@northbristoladvice.org.uk