South Gloucestershire Over 50s Forum

Registered charity number: 1191820


Are you ready for a change?

The friendly team at One You South Gloucestershire are here to help! We can provide telephone and/or email support to enable you to build your healthier future.

Whether your goal is to:

We will support you to set achievable goals and help you stay engaged and motivated with 1:1 buddy support

To get in touch  call us on 01454 865337 or visit our web site.

Direct line opening hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm. Fridays 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Community Support Phones

Main Coronavirus helpline : help and support re Coronavirus,

contact freephone 0800 953 7778.

Southern Brooks Community Hub, for support accessing

community services, contact

0333 5774666 (Monday  -  Friday 9 am to 5 pm).

Mutual Aid and Community Support Directory, to find out who is providing neighbourhood help and assistance in your area, contact 01454 864886 (from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Council Contact Centre, for all other council enquires contact

01454 868009 (from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Bristol Age UK Brochure

A Guide to Later Life in Bristol

Although written for Bristol this 40-page booklet has some generally good advice.

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance

Summer Newsletter

Are You a Carer?

A Carers Strategy is being written by South Glos Council. If you are a Carer they would like to receive your one liners about what is important to you as a carer.

They can then group together all the one liners they receive to determine the headlines for their priorities going forward. They will go out to formal consultation later in the year.

Please send your comments to Emma directly on  or contact Janice 07426 862121 or myself on 07967102141 or email  All comments to be with Emma by the end of  October please.

General Advice

Advice for information for adults, children and families

.South Gloucestershire Council has a new web site designed to give information for adults, children and families at:

It is a mine of information on many topics and worth a visit.

The site is still being developed and if you are a carer for an adult who is elderly, disabled or ill and can spare an hour to help improve the site, they are looking for participants to take part in some website testing activities and answering a few questions at a time that suits you within the working day. The session should take no longer than 1 hour.

The research will be done remotely and all you need is access to a tablet, laptop or computer with Internet access.

We are offering a £20 amazon voucher as a thank you for your time.

To register your interest and find out more please contact

Household support fund now open

The Government has provided funding for us to support people who are struggling to:

Due to the limited amount of funds available, we will prioritise items necessary for day to day living, but other essential types of support will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Find out more and apply online here or call 01454 868009.

Payment Diversion Fraud

Payment Diversion Fraud affects businesses and customers where electronic financial transactions are taking place.

Criminals will contact businesses or customers via email, usually claiming to be from a company that the business or customer has been dealing with. They will request a payment to be made often or inform the recipient of a change of bank account details.

See attached leaflet for more details.

Getting Online

If you want some advice about how to get online at home and make use of the Internet etc, you can visit your local library. Digital Champions will be there to help you. Click here for further details.

Cost of Living 2022 - How to Save Money Online

The cost of living has been increasing across the UK. In May 2022, the annual rate of inflation was the highest it has been since 1982. Whether it's your weekly shop (grocery price inflation is the highest it has been in 10 years) or gas and electricity (which is going up by a sizeable amount) we are all feeling the pinch.

Click here for some money saving advice.

Peer Support Groups for people living with type 2 diabetes

The type 2 diabetes peer support service supports people to live better with type 2 diabetes through one to one peer mentoring. A New group is  now piloting a new group approach to living better with type 2 diabetes.

For more details, click here.

Be Cybersmart

Click here to get some advice from Avon and Somerset Police and click here to avoid a current WhatsApp scam

Charitable Impact - St Monica’s Trust

Our Charitable Giving team help people to live independently in their own communities for as long as possible. We do this by helping with one-off gifts or by supporting people through a financial crisis.

If you know someone who needs help we may be able assist. Click here for details.