Bristol Join-Up

What is Bristol Join-Up?

Bristol Join-Up is 7 organisations working together to engage people within 6 different communities. These projects include social activities, volunteering, peer support, befriending and getting your voice heard. We are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.


The Care Forum
The Care Forum is the lead partner of Bristol Join-Up. The Care Forum manages resources, facilitates partnership working and promotion, supports volunteer training and reports back to The National Lottery.

Bangladeshi Bristol Women’s Group
Social activities for Bangladeshi women, these include afternoon tea and biscuits, exercise classes, trips around Bristol and celebration events. We are constantly looking at offering new opportunities and we want to also put on pampering sessions, healthy traditional cooking sessions and events that include grandmothers and children learning from each other celebrating generations.

Contact information:
Asma Qadar, BBWG Secretary, Mobile No.  07838183949
Sabina Zillul, BBWG Secretary, Mobile No. 07889 258953
Bangladeshi Bristol Women’s Group 
Bangladesh Centre
35 Mivart Street
Bs5 6JF

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Group sessions for people who have recently experienced hearing loss. In these sessions you can learn tips about using hearing aids and socialise with others in a similar situation.

Contact information:
Phone: 0117 9398653
SMS text/Facetime: 07749 313085
Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People,
The Vassall Centre,
Gill Avenue,
BS16 2QQ

Bristol Older People’s Forum
We will be training three volunteer researchers (over 55) to carry out a series of one to one and focus group discussions with an emphasis on loneliness and isolation in later life. Personal experience will be valuable and we will be looking at ways of addressing the challenges raised. This project will give older people an opportunity to influence policy and decision making, produce a piece of research as well as fully training three older people to carry out research work.

Contact information:
Bristol Older People’s Forum CIO
Canningford House
38 Victoria Street

0117 927 9222

Bristol Pakistani Welfare Organisation
Women’s club is entirely aimed at 50+ ladies of the community of Bristol with all backgrounds. It is very important to take part in clubs and activity groups as this can be very enriching. It helps keep the mind sharp and spirits high. Whether it’s an hour spent playing Games, LUDO, Carumboard, help with memories.  Spending time in physical activity like Yoga, Zumba and other physical activities. We do healthy cooking and use different organic recipes in the group.

Getting involved in activities and groups can greatly benefit well-being and reduce the risk of loneliness.

We look forward to organising trips to outdoor parks, Birmingham shopping centre and Southall shopping centre.

Contact information:

Local Friends
We are a group of volunteers from a local church who offer no-strings-attached visiting, conversation and friendship. Our involvement is not limited to a set timescale, but we aim to help you build other connections so that after a while you will not need our support, and the friendship can continue to develop in new ways. We are currently offering this service in Sea Mills and Bishopston. You can access the service through link workers at your GP surgery, please contact Local Friends for further information.

Contact information:
phone: Paul Hazelden 07495 567 608

Chinese Community Wellbeing Society
We are looking to engage more Chinese students in our services, this includes volunteering opportunities, access to our helpline, drop in support and cultural events. We are like a family and understand how to best support the Chinese community.

0117 935 1462
Spur 8
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Bristol BS16 2QQ