Transformation Fund News

We are delighted to be working with The John James Bristol Foundation and our fellow Societies, the Dolphin Society and the Grateful Society in partnering with LifeCycle and The Harbour.  As part of the Transformation Fund we have jointly supported LifeCycle to encourage older people to cycle and The Harbour who work with couples where … Read more…

Thank you Irwin Mitchell

The Bristol office of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors have raised an impressive £10,000 for The Anchor Society.  During the year they held a series of fundraising events, including cake sales and all day rowing.  The money raised will go towards the support of our joint initiative Active Ageing Bristol, enabling older people to engage in physical … Read more…

Anchor links with other charities to create the new Transformation Fund

SMT - Merchant House, Clifton, Bristol, Portraits. ©Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

The Anchor Society and five other leading charitable trusts have joined forces to create a £100,000 fund that will benefit the lives of older people living in Bristol. The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance will award transformation grants of up to £15,000 to organisations that deliver vital services to older people in the local area, … Read more…

Thumbs up for Active Ageing (Bristol)

The launch of Active Ageing (Bristol) – Greater Bristol partnership’s new sport and physical activity initiative for the over 55s – received a resounding ‘thumbs up’ from an enthusiastic crowd at Ashton Gate on Sunday 22nd October. The crowd, along with sport partners and local organisations, welcomed the launch of Active Ageing (Bristol) at the … Read more…

Anchor Society Lectureship in Digital Health

We are delighted to announce the most recent new project for us; the creation of an Anchor Society Lectureship in Digital Health – this will be part of the national-level SPHERE programme based at the University of Bristol.   This programme gathers data in people’s homes over extended periods and ties that data to different areas of … Read more…

Award for outstanding service

We were delighted to award our first  Anchor Award for Voluntary Service to UWE student Heather Murray. The award is designed to encourage UWE Students to become involved in supporting older people in their communities. Heather, a BA(Hons) Marketing student  ran a Festive Friends Christmas event for 80 older people with the St Werburgh’s Community … Read more…

Anchor Summer Tea Party 2017

This years Anchor Tea Party was very well attended by guests with connections to the Society.  Those who came along were entertained with a vintage style tea and a sing along led by our current President Dr John Manley and other members. We were delighted to welcome friends from the Beehive Centre in Whitehall,  Kirkby … Read more…

Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio

Anchor Robotics Assisted Living Facility

The Anchor Society is proud to support the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Led by Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly the Laboratory is helping to develop  and test innovations and technologies that will help older people retain their independence. The studio comprises an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and … Read more…

Guinness Care and Anchor Society collaboration

The Anchor Society has a long standing relationship with Guinness Care.  We were recently invited  to view two of the extra care schemes which were partly funded by The Anchor Society.  It was an opportunity to be updated with how Guinness are developing their services in Bristol and beyond.  We look forward to working together … Read more…

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