We are happy to be working with Age UK and soloist, Simon Callaghan this April. Age UK is a wholly independent local charity which, has evolved from a small user- led organisation formed in 1995, to a charity delivering a wide ranging programme of support services to older people over the age of 50 years. We deliver support services throughout the city with a particular focus on reaching disadvantaged older people in Bristol's most deprived neighbourhoods.
Our aim is to support older people in the city to live independently in the community for as long as they wish to do so, to realise their aspirations and ambitions, and to make informed choices to maintain the best quality of life in later year
We are also committed to promote a positive view of the contribution that older people make to society.
Throughout our history we have worked in close partnership with the local statutory, community and voluntary sector and we are active members of a number of key local and regional networks
The charity has gained a reputation for being innovative, strategic and forward thinking and we are the lead partner in the Bristol Ageing Better Partnership which has a membership of over 100 local organisations.
What are the main activities?
Age UK Bristol delivers a number of support services to older people in Bristol as follows:
Information and Advice Service (I&A) - this is the service we are applying funding for through this application . The I&A service provides a comprehensive information, advice, signposting and referral service to older people. The service is delivered through face to face interviews, home visits, outreach and a telephone help line.
Housing Support - this service provides housing related support to enable older people to live independently
Telephone Befriending and Support- this service provides weekly social contact and support
Day Care provision - this service provides a safe and stimulating space for older people with care and support needs , 4 days a week
Foot care - this service provides preventative foot care and toe nail cutting leading to falls prevention .
Telephone Shopping - this service supports older people with mobility difficulties to access on line grocery shopping
Computer Learning for older people - this service promotes digital inclusion through tailored computer learning
We also work with older people, and older people's organisations and networks to campaign on issues to bring about changes to improve the quality of life in later year.
Saturday 22 April
An Evening of Classical Music
St Mary Redcliffe Church 7.30pm
Simon Callaghan, Piano
Bristol Symphony Orchestra
William Goodchild Conductor
Imogen Armstrong Guest Leader
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, op.11, E minor
Strauss Serenade, op.7, E-flat major
Mozart Symphony No. 38, K.504, D major (Prague)
Pianist Simon Callaghan joins forces with Bristol Symphony Orchestra for an evening of stunning classical and romantic works. Come and join us in the peaceful surrounds of St Mary Redcliffe Church for this performance in support of local charity, Age UK Bristol.
Age UK Bristol is committed to working with and for older people in Bristol, enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life.
Concert tickets can be bought online HERE
St Mary Redcliffe Church
12 Colston Parade, Bristol BS1 6RA