The Anchor Society

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29 Alma Vale Road,

0117 9734161

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About the Anchor Society

In over 200 years since it was formed in 1769, The Anchor Society has concerned itself with the care of older people in the Bristol area.  Our key areas of work are:

Grants and financial assistance – We give single and regular payments to elderly people in genuine and immediate need of financial support.  We also support projects which reduce isolation such as LinkAge which Anchor was instrumental in founding.

Housing – In partnership with others we provide of low cost housing, sheltered accommodation and affordable shared ownership housing for elderly people. 

Technology – We support of assisted living technology, to enable older people remain independent within their own homes for longer, in partnership with UWE.  We have just agreed to fund an older persons lectureship as part of the leading edge Bristol University SPHERE project. SPHERE has developed a number of different sensors that will combine to build a picture of how we live in our homes. This information can then be used to spot issues that might indicate a medical or well-being problem.

Employment for older people – This year we started a project in collaboration with Business in the Community to enable older people overcome barriers to employment.  The project enables older people to access support including placements to enable them to get back into work.

Active Aging - Sport and Physical activities for older people - This is another new project to improve the health and wellbeing of older people through sport and physical activity, in partnership with St Monica’s and Bristol Sport Foundation. 

Please see more in our lastest newsletter

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