Welcome to the Stockwood Hub
LinkAge in partnership with St Monica Trust, organises a wide range of activities for the over 55's in Stockwood, with weekly classes being held at South Bristol Sports Centre, as well as a variety of other venues in the local area.
We are always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgable individuals to help run the Stockwood hub and there are several different opportunities to get involved in. Whether you have an hour or a day to spare, we will be able to find something extremely worthwhile for you to be involved with.
Stockwood Advisory Group needs new members. LinkAge Advisory Groups are made up of local older people who provide a great insight into their community, helping to inform and advise LinkAge on what can be done to help build community spirit through activities and events. Please contact Dan Lewin to find out more on 0117 305 2365.
LinkAge also runs a Befriending Scheme for isolated older people in the Stockwood area. If you know someone who would benefit from Befriending, or if you would like to volunteer as Befriender then please call Karen Bennett on 0117 305 2365.
Love to walk? Fancy volunteering to become a LinkAge Walk Leader and lead walks for older people? LinkAge is always looking for new leaders to join our team. Full training is provided. Please contact Dan Lewin on 0117 305 2365 to find out more.
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 activity, there is always a way to get involved. Call the Stockwood hub on 0117 305 2365.
working in partnership
LinkAge Stockwood has many working partnerships in the area including St Monica Trust, South Bristol Sports Centre, Housing & Care 21 and Stockwood Library, to name a few.
St Monica Trust has been a proud partner of LinkAge in Stockwood for over 4 years and in that time we have achieved a fantastic amount of community development to enable the reduction of isolation and loneliness amongst older people in the area.
We have achieved this through working in partnership with a number of different local organisations, sharing the vision to help older people live more fulfilled lives. LinkAge is funded through St Monica Trust's Community Fund, which in addition provides financial aid to individuals in need and also funds some local groups directly supporting local older people.
Examples of this partnership approach to supporting local groups are the Imperial Bowls Club and the Ivor Project, and it is through these partnershups that St Monica grows and learns more about delivering high quality community development for older people and the sorts of things that bring positive benefits to local communities, whether that be through direct volunteering, joining a support group or joining a group advising on what should be happening locally.
Contact the Stockwood Hub
For further information on the work LinkAge is doing in Stockwood, please contact the Stockwood office on 0117 305 2365 (answer phone available for messages).
Meet the Team
Community Development Manager
Community Befriending Officer
Community Development Worker