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The value of local food partnerships: Covid and beyond (2022)
Report
Jones, M., Hills, S., & Beardmore, A. (2022). The value of local food partnerships: Covid and beyond. UWE Bristol: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and National Lottery Community Fund

The Covid-19 pandemic, and – more recently – soaring food prices have focused attention on how local areas meet the challenges of a fractured food system. This report examines the impacts and achievements of Local Food Partnerships (LFPs) and how LFP... Read More about The value of local food partnerships: Covid and beyond.

Assets-based approaches to developing age friendly communities: Learning from the Bristol Ageing Better programme (2021)
Journal Article
Beardmore, A., Beynon, P., Crabbe, C., Fry, C., Fullforth, J., Groome, J., …White, J. (2022). Assets-based approaches to developing age friendly communities: Learning from the Bristol Ageing Better programme. Working with Older People, 26(1), 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-07-2021-0038

Purpose: International attention is increasingly turning to the challenge of creating age-friendly environments. This study aims to examine the application of asset-based approaches in undertaking community development projects with older people. The... Read More about Assets-based approaches to developing age friendly communities: Learning from the Bristol Ageing Better programme.

Effects of Bristol Ageing Better Projects for older people (2021)
Report
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., & White, J. (2021). Effects of Bristol Ageing Better Projects for older people. Bristol, UK: National Lottery Community Fund

Bristol Ageing Better is a city-wide programme running between 2015-2022 aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. The programme has run a wide range of initiatives to promote community involvement, participation in soci... Read More about Effects of Bristol Ageing Better Projects for older people.

Care homes in the community: Evaluation report of a Bristol Ageing Better project led by Alive (2021)
Report
Turrill, S., Blakemore, H., Sweet, A., Reed, J., Bernstein, S., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2021). Care homes in the community: Evaluation report of a Bristol Ageing Better project led by Alive. Bristol, UK: National Lottery Community Fund

This report presents an evaluation of the Alive project ‘Communities of Interest’ funded by Bristol Ageing Better. It is a collaborative piece of work, written by Alive staff Sara Turrill (Project Manager, Alive), Harriet Blackmore (Project Assistant... Read More about Care homes in the community: Evaluation report of a Bristol Ageing Better project led by Alive.

Towards an age friendly Bristol? Understanding the context and development of the Bristol Ageing Better programme (2021)
Report
MacKintosh, S., Jones, M., Beardmore, A., White, J., & BAB Community Researchers, . (2021). Towards an age friendly Bristol? Understanding the context and development of the Bristol Ageing Better programme. Bristol, UK: National Lottery Community Fund

The Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) programme began in 2015 during a time of significant demographic, social, economic, political and policy change. This report looks, not at the projects commissioned by BAB, but at the underlying context. Using research... Read More about Towards an age friendly Bristol? Understanding the context and development of the Bristol Ageing Better programme.

BAB outcomes report - For screen (2021)
Report
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., & White, J. (2021). BAB outcomes report - For screen. National Lottery Community Fund

Evaluation of the BAB community kick-start fund (2020)
Report
Crabbe, C., Fullforth, J., Groome, J., Hoadley, J., Jensen, A., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2020). Evaluation of the BAB community kick-start fund. National Lottery Community Fund

Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Biddle, M., & Jones, M. (2020, September). Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown. Presented at Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020 - ‘Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Our presentation covers the following themes: (a) Characteristics of neighbour support during the UK COVID-19 lockdown, including a comparison with more formal voluntary and statutory sector support; (b) relationship between area-based deprivation an... Read More about Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown.

Strengthening Local Communities programme evaluation: Summary and synthesis report (2020)
Report
Jones, M., Biddle, M., & Beardmore, A. (2020). Strengthening Local Communities programme evaluation: Summary and synthesis report. UWE Bristol: Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, and Gloucestershire County Council

This report sets out the final evaluation of the Strengthening Local Communities programme. It starts with an overview of the evaluation methods. The next sections cover a literature review of community development in theory, research and local conte... Read More about Strengthening Local Communities programme evaluation: Summary and synthesis report.