Food Courses for people aged 50+

Aged 50+ and wanting to feel more confident about cooking?
Wanting to meet like-minded people in a fun and friendly environment? 

LinkAge Network are working in partnership with three of Bristol’s City Farms, to run free cooking courses for people aged 50+.

The six to eight week courses will provide you with skills and knowledge to cook nutritious and tasty food, as well as the opportunity to meet and socialise with other local people.

Sessions will take place across the year at:

  • St Werburghs City Farm: 26 April – 14 June, 5 July – 23 August, 13 September – 1 November (Thursdays)
  • Windmill Hill City Farm: 10 July – 14 August and 25 Sept – 30 Oct (Tuesday mornings)
  • Lawrence Weston Community Farm: dates to be confirmed

The September/October course at Windmill Hill City Farm will be for people who identify as LGBT+.

To register your interest and to find out more please call LinkAge Network on 0117 353 3042.

Sessions are suitable for people with access requirements.

Crisis Centre Ministries Newsletter April 2018

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Crisis Centre Ministries
April 2018
Happy Easter! (We hope it’s not too late to be saying so.) Thank you, as always, for your support. We hope you enjoy this newsletter about the work that you make possible.
You might know that the Wild Goose drop-in centre is open six nights a week. But did you know that the evening shifts are run entirely by hardworking volunteers?
Jonnie Angel, Wild Goose Manager, spent his December nights getting to know the evening teams better. We then spoke to him about what he discovered during his ‘investigations’.

As we mentioned last month, Article ImageBristol Breakfast Rotary Club are very kindly hosting a Charity Golf Day in aid of Crisis Centre Ministries.
They’re hoping that local businesses will donate auction lots for golfers to bid on. (This will further help the fundraising efforts!) If this is something you’d like your business to do, please contact

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“I get a great sense of purpose from volunteering and I think I get a huge amount more out of it than I put in.”
Anna volunteers as part of the engagement team in the Wild Goose, working with people in their day-to-day difficulties. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she says that no two days are the same! You can read her story below.

In just over a month’s time, hundreds of runners will be lining up to run the Great Bristol 10K.
If you’re planning on being one of them, would you consider raising money for CCM? Your efforts would make a huge difference to someone living on the streets.
(Once you’ve registered, you can set up your fundraising page here.)

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Unfortunately, due to our storage space getting smaller, we can only accept certain practical donations at the moment. Please check the link below to see what’s most useful for us and for homeless people.

Could you become a regular CCM supporter?
Homelessness, addiction and mental health problems all mean that the lives of those we help can be highly chaotic. In the face of this chaos, one of the greatest things you can offer is stability. Your regular donations mean that, while everything around someone is uncertain, there’s always somewhere they can rely on for food, support and love.

Bristol networks website newsletter – April 2018 

Welcome to the Bristol networks website newsletter – April 2018 

There’s blossom bursting forth on the trees, spring flowers adorn the earth, so much new life now emerging from the cold dark tomb. Hope your Easter time has been beautiful and may the dawning of spring bring you hope and joy for a brighter future full of possibilities.

Some latest News
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Together4Bristol Prayer Update Easter 2018
Happy Easter everyone! God is doing so many exciting things across the Bristol region! Here are a few items for Praise and Prayer. More …
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Bristol Community Toilet Scheme
For many people, access to a toilet can make the difference as to whether someone goes out or not…Bristol City Council has launched a Community Toilet Scheme… More …
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How can the church respond to modern slavery?
In 2013 the Home Office estimated there were 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK. In 2017, the National Crime Agency suggested the real figure was in the tens of thousands. More …

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Some latest Events

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Joy in Enough
Joy in Enough is a campaign for a fair and sustainable economy, one that respects planetary boundaries and puts human needs ahead of profit. More …
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Latest Job Vacancies

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Latest Volunteer Opportunities

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This is an ever increasing list of Organisations, Churches and Businesses in the region working toward positive change, once registered with the site, you can fully browse this list and find the contact information you require and of course add your own entry to the list including a paragraph of information, contact details, logo, website link etc.

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Just a little note to say, to keep informed of new articles within the site, you can subscribe to various RSS/XML feeds by clicking on the XML button at the bottom of article lists, for example here is the link to the homepage news list: Click Here

Get involved!

* Contribute to the site with articles, features or events.
* Advertise any jobs or voluntary vacancies.
* Comment at the end of articles to have your say.
* Promote Bristol networks. Click Here for more details

News: Living Well in Older Age, Brigstow Institute, Bristol Uni

Brigstow would like to invite you to an event on 31st January around ‘Living well in older age’.

This Brigstow and Anchor Society event is a chance to explore together some of the recent innovative projects in Bristol and beyond that ask what it means to live well in older age. In particular the focus will be on intergenerational encounters and living, and the co-design and creative use of technology with older people.

Our hope is that as well as an opportunity to take stock and learn together, the afternoon will also spark new ideas for experimental pilot research projects to be undertaken with Brigstow seedcorn funding.

The event will be held in the Moot Court Room, Bristol Law School and will start at midday with lunch and networking.

If you would like to attend, please either respond to this message

or register via Eventbrite.



*Please let us know if you have any specific dietary or access requirements.

Tel: 0117 42 82468

Brigstow Institute | University of Bristol | Royal Fort House | Bristol BS8 1UH