We've been sharing suggestions from Action for Happiness on coping with daily life during the pandemic on our social media accounts. The latest calendar Action for Happiness have put together is called 'Altruistic August' and takes inspiration from the positive impact kindness has not just for others, but for those doing kind things as well.
I'd love to know which ideas you liked!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Age UK Bristol Communications Officer
Visit Bristol have created a guide to enjoying the city during lockdown easing
As Bristol begins to re-open and accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars start to welcome visitors once again, 'Visit Bristol' have created a guide with some FAQs about what you might need to know before you go, along with the latest official coronavirus UK guidance.
Read the guide online
Eat Out to Help Out 50% off deal
From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:
- to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
- every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
- as many times as you like
Find out more about participating food outlets in your area
With many facilities like toilets and changing rooms still closed it can be difficult to feel confident about leaving the house, especially for those living with chronic conditions.
Lockdown Loo is a website sharing information on where public toilets are available. It features a map of open 'loo-cations' around the UK, based on the creators’ research and user submissions.
Find where your nearest loo is
Virtual activities continue to be available
Through the LinkAge service, the Support Hub are continuing to provide online and telephone activities. There is a wide range on offer from shared reading, online Tai-Chi and dance classes, and catch up cafes.
“It’s good to do something normal, so that I’m not cut off from everyone. The classes give my week some shape. I look forward to them”. - Feedback from virtual activities.
Find out more
Have you been affacted by cancer or know someone who has?
MacMillan Cancer Support are looking at how they can improve the support available for people living with cancer in South Bristol. To help us do they want to speak to people about their experiences, to find out how they get support, what works and where support is missing.
If cancer has affected you in any way while you were living in South Bristol, either personally or through supporting or caring for someone, MacMillan would be keen to speak to you. They are interested in everyone’s experience good or bad, from any point in the last six to eight years.
Find out more
The University of Bristol are running a study on diabetes
The University of Bristol are looking for adults with Type 2 diabetes - or those who live with them - for online interviews to give feedback on an information document.
The university is working on a research project to put sensors in the home for health and well-being - which will help support people with Type 2 diabetes in the future.
What will happen?
- You will be posted a document with information about how this technology will work in the home.
- You will then be asked to take part in a video call with a researcher (up to 1.5 hours) to go through the document and give your feedback.
- As a thank you for your time you will receive a £15 shopping voucher.
For more information contact Rachel Eardley: email@example.com or call 0117 428 4259.
Did you see the Bristol Balloon Fiesta Flypast on Monday morning? Click here to watch footage by Bristol 24/7.