Henbury & Brentry

Welcome to the Henbury & Brentry Hub

Freya Dodd is the Community Development Worker for the Henbury and Brentry Hub, and is part of the Bristol Charities team. 

Freya is based at Barstaple Almshouse and works with over 55's in Henbury and Brentry, providing opportunities for people to engage fully in the community and participate in activities that enrich and inspire. 

get involved


We are always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals to join the Henbury & Brentry Advisory Groups to help make a difference to the local community. The Advisory groups are made up of local, older people who provide great insight into their community, helping to inform and advise Bristol Charities on what can be done to help build community spirit through activities and events. 

Do you love to paint, have a passion for singing or perhaps you're a keen cook or gardener? If so, why not share your skills with us? This could be setting up an activity or volunteering at an existing one, there is always a way to get involved.

working in partnership

We would like to say a big thank you to our local partner Bristol Charities for helping to launch and shape Henbury & Brentry.

Bristol Charities' mission is to enhance the quality of life for older people living in our communities. We make a difference to the lives of older people by supporting them to live independently.

Our work ranges from:

  • Providing excellent quality Almshouse accommodation with support on site in a safe community setting.
  • Providing Day Care and Daytime opportunities through our day centres and our Centre for Dementia in Brentry, Bristol.
  • Giving to those in need through individual grants to other community organisations, and through providing mobility aids and adaptions to vulnerable people. 

contact the henbury & brentry hub

Please don't hesitate to get in contact with local community development worker Freya Dodd on 07584 279 487 or email communitydevelopment@bristolcharities.org.uk

Meet the Team

Freya Dodd

Freya Dodd
Community Development Worker