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What is the Bristol Research Forum on Ageing?

The Bristol Research Forum on Ageing is a place to explore the latest research related to ageing and older people’s experiences. It communicates relevant research findings to commissioners, service providers, practitioners and the public within Bristol. Running for over 20 years, it has enabled both practice and policy decisions in the city to be informed by the latest research evidence.

All are welcome to come along to learn from the research, there are no restrictions on who can attend. Whether you are an expert in the topic being discussed or are just beginning to learn about it, the forum will allow you to learn, reflect, and meet other people interested in this field. 

Taking place quarterly, each forum focuses on a specific theme. Themes are chosen based on local developments in the city, research timescales and suggestions from attendees. Previous forums have covered themes such as patient advocacy, LGBT+, loneliness, death/dying and ethnic diversity.

Click here to view the programme of forums for 2020

Who is involved?

The Bristol Research Forum on Ageing is a collaboration between Age UK Bristol, Brunelcare, the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol.

Each partner brings a unique approach to the forum:

  • UWE Bristol and University of Bristol: Working together to provide access to the latest research and evidence.

  • Age UK Bristol: An independent organisation of and for older people in Bristol, helping to inform practice and service development in the city.

  • Brunelcare: A provider of high-quality services for older people in the city, applying research to service provision.

How can I find out more?

Visit the Bristol Ageing Better website to find out more, sign up to the mailing list, and access resources from previous forums. 

If you have any other questions, please contact Claire Chivers or Caroline Gerrard using the details below:

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