Charitable projects

We have supported numerous projects in the Greater Bristol area over the last 60 years in order to try to alleviate loneliness and to provide regular social contact and focus for activities.  We have also supported and partnered with a number of charitable housing projects believing that good housing is an essential element of well being for the frail elderly. Just a few of the projects we have been involved with are detailed below.

Anchor Robotics Assisted Living Facility, Bristol

Our most recent project has been to fund an ‘Anchor Robotics Assisted Living Facility’ within Bristol Robotics Laboratory at University of the West of England providing robotics researchers with an opportunity to trial new assisted living technology. The Facility opened on 9th September 2015

More information on the Anchor Robotics Project here

Photo - Robotics - One of the robots being developed by BRL with participant

LinkAge, West of England

We continue to support the work of LinkAge who work to reduce isolation and loneliness in Bristol’s elderly population. LinkAge are now engaging with over 3000 people each year.

More about Linkage

LinkAge group bike

Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea

We funded work at the Church towards their refurbishment and inclusion of a commercial kitchen to provide lunches and a meeting place for the local elderly.

Coopers Close, Lawrence Weston

We acquired land from Bristol City Council and partnered with Hanover Housing Association to build 8 chalet bungalows designed specifically for the over 55 available to buy on shared equity.

More about Cooper Close

Tithe Barn, Shirehampton

We provided support to St.Mary’s Church to complete the refurbishment of Tithe Barn to enable use as a resource for the local elderly community and establish a Linkage hub.

More about the LinkAge Shirehampton, Sea Mills and Lawrence Weston hub

Bristol & Anchor Almshouse, Whitehall

We part funded the construction of new accommodation for Bristol & Anchor residents including the development of the Beehive day centre and LinkAge hub for Whitehall and St George.

More information on the Whitehall and St George hub and Beehive Centre here

Collier’s Gardens, Fishponds

We partnered with Brunelcare to support a Frail Elderly Day Club Concept for the Fishponds neighbourhood at Collier’s Gardens. This was the forerunner of LinkAge.

Lincoln’s Gardens, Lawrence Hill

We supported Guinness Trust with their development of Lincoln’s Gardens Very Sheltered Housing Project in the heart of Lawrence Hill and Barton Hill including the Day Centre.

Anchor House and Southlands, Knowle

We worked in partnership with Bristol City Council and Guinness Trust to develop Anchor House and Southlands, Knowle – the first of Bristol’s Very Sheltered Housing Projects and to fund the Day Centre.