Say NO to Loneliness Campaign

Find out how LinkAge is working to reduce isolation and loneliness in Bristol

This year we need your help to say NO to loneliness!


Everyone at some point in their life has felt lonely, it’s something we can all identify and empathise with and do something about if we’re motivated, fit and healthy. For some older people dealing with feelings of loneliness can be much more challenging. Living alone, bereavement, ill-health, sensory loss and immobility are some of the risk factors leading to  loneliness and sadly these causes are often the lived experience of many older people in Bristol. 

Loneliness has a devastating impact on the health and well-being of older people and has been linked to a range of both mental and physical health problems including anxiety and depression, heart disease and dementia. There are an estimated 11,000 lonely older people in Bristol and LinkAge has been working across the city for nearly 10 years to combat the problem. Our moto of “Involve, Inspire, Enjoy” reflects the view that people 55+ have a right to rich and fulfilling life experiences and an active place in society. It has been consistently demonstrated that having a strong social network, getting involved in the local community and taking part in physical and creative activities all reduce loneliness and promote positive ageing.

But don’t take our word for it – read some of the inspiring stories from the older people we work with:


By supporting LinkAge you can change the life of a lonely older person!

Donating to LinkAge will help us to:
  • Befriend more lonely older people
  • Set up and provide inspiring social and physical activities for older people
  • Support older people to connect with and help shape their local community

Please click here to donate 

You can support LinkAge in the following ways!

Organise a Fundraising Coffee Morning

What better way to combat loneliness than a coffee morning with family, friends or colleagues?

We’d love you to get you friends together over a coffee and cake have a good chat and raise money for LinkAge at the same time.

Download a poster and some fundraising ideas for your event:

How you can donate

We’d love you to make a one off or a regular donation:

By text: Text LINK08 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 eg LINK08 £5

To give a single or regular donation please click here 

Send a cheque made payable to:  LinkAge West of England and post to LinkAge, The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6NX.

Find ouT more about Loneliness

If you are interesed in finding more out about loneliess, it's impact and promising approaches in interventions, including a piece about our work, please have a look at the links below.

LinkAge is also a member of the BAB Partnership, organisations and individuals working together to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people across Bristol.