Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) is a member-led organisation, with nearly three thousand members (aged 55+). Our aims are shaped around support, empowerment and challenging ageism. We enable older people to have a direct say in policy and decision-making around identified priorities. These include, isolation and loneliness, mental and physical well-being and housing and transport.
Our current Projects include:
Voice & Influence Partnership (VIP) Community Consultation with Bristol City Council, enabling older people to be involved in policy development through our Voice & Influence Partnership.
Bi-monthly Open Forum Meetings for members and community groups – currently via Zoom Meetings.
Quarterly Covid-19 Information Newsletter in partnership with the Bristol City Council (BCC).
‘Challenging Ageism’ Workshops as a training tool for organisations and businesses.
BOPF Meetup Mornings. This is a new BOPF Project which we will be launching at our BOPF Open Forum meeting on 25 February 2021, where we will be exploring initial ideas with our members and supporters.
Housing Action Project to ensure that older people are at the core of decision and policy making.
Transport Action Project to ensure that older people are at the core of decision and policy making.
Life Under Lockdown – a two-year piece of research focussing on how older people are dealing with the challenges of Covid-19.
BOPF Carer’s Survey Report commissioned by BCC’s Adult and Social Care Team.