Talks and seminars

As city populations age there’s a need to consider the specific needs of older people in urban areas. This is a great opportunity: creating age-friendly cities means not just adapting places to deal with problems but encouraging all to take full advantage of city life and living. Bristol aims to be an age-friendly city, but what does this really mean? What can be learned from other cities?

Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 - 09:30 to 10:30
Sue Mountstevens will be holding her next public forum on Wednesday 4th November. It's a chance for you to hear from the police's Area Commander Chief Superintendent Jon Reilly, and to ask questions of your Police and Crime Commissioner and local neighbourhood policing team.
If you have questions we recommend that these are submitted in please email them in advance so that the PCC and senior police officers to bring the relevant information to the meeting. It also gives those who cannot attend an opportunity to have an input.  
Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 - 18:45 to 21:00


John Wiseman

Probation Director, South West Community Rehabilitation Companies

(incorporating Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire (BGSW) and Dorset, Devon & Cornwall (DDC) CRCs)


Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 17:00 to 19:00

Creative approaches to improve dementia care is a one-day event that will highlight the positive impact that arts and cultural interventions are having on people affected by dementia, their families and carers. The day will look at activity across a range of settings, from community based activities that maintain independence through to specific support interventions for people in care home settings and that impact on the culture of care for people with dementia.


Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 - 09:30 to Friday, 11 December, 2015 - 16:00

Bristol Disability Equality forum are holding our Annual General Meeting, followed by a conference to discuss workplace pensions.

Drinks and nibbles provided, and all are welcome.

Please contact Helen Brittain on 0117 914 0528 or to book a place. Let us know your dietary and access needs, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.


See you there!

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:00

This exciting event will bring together residents, councillors and professionals involved in Neigbourhood Partnerships and the work that they deliver.  This resident led event will include workshops to explore:

Street champions / environmental action

Local walking strategies

Green Capital - what wlll legacy be for Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Partnership Boundaries after the Boundary Review

Working together with young people

Strategic communications - top tips for NP members

How to speak on the radio

Community Plans

Saturday, 24 October, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:45

Should we be free to offend? In the society we live in today, we have fought for equal human rights, the right to do, say, feel, think what we want. But what happens when we take advantage of those privileges? Do we perpetuate and escalate a culture of Religious hatred? Should a line be drawn? And if so, where? Or, should we be free to offend no matter the consequences?

- Sadia Azmat (Muslim female stand-up comedian)

- Tim Pemberton (BBC Executive- previously Senior Producer of BBC Religion & Ethics)

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 18:15 to 20:15

'Yusuf Can't Talk' is a performance created and performed by Somali mothers of children with autism. 

It tells the story of a mother who's son is diagnosed with autism. With no word for autism in the Somali language, she has little understanding of what this means and feels isolated from her community. She learns what the condition means and is able to find support with help from the organisation Autism Independence. 

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 19:00 to Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 20:00

An opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with other fellow fundraisers in the area.

The focus for this session will be:

Fundraising Surgery with Xuela Edwards

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 - 09:00 to 10:30
Organisations have to learn to adapt fast to be as effective as possible in their communities. In the social investment space, this has generated a wealth of options to achieve and deliver public benefit. This has included the development of community shares schemes, crowdfunded projects, social impact bonds, charity bonds, and social lending. The real challenge is to match the right investor with the right type of finance with the right kind of organisation.
Thursday, 29 October, 2015 - 17:00 to 19:00


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