Bristol Disability Equality Forum – Making Change Happen

In December BDEF launched Making Change Happen, a new peer support project, run by and for Disabled people and older residents on a low income in Bristol.

About: The project will set up four new groups across Bristol and each group will meet once a month. The aim is to spread the four monthly meet-ups so that, in one area or another, there is a meet up almost every week. 

What each group does will be decided by its members. They might want to socialise and meet new people; share experiences, advice and information; discover support and activities in their area; or address local issues. Whatever they decide to focus on, each group will be supported by a Forum Development Worker and at least one local volunteer.


Who can attend? The groups are open to anyone who identifies as Disabled or has a long-term health condition, and considers themselves to be on a low income.

Join them at one of their Drop-ins to:

  • Find out more about the project
  • Meet people and share your ideas      
  • Have your say on the issues that matter to you

Friday 18th January 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
The Café, Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Bristol BS13 9JN

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
The Watershed Café, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

Thursday 24th January 2019
11:30am – 1:30pm
Henbury & Brentry Community Centre, Machin Road, Bristol BS10 7HG

Monday 28th January 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
IKEA Café, Eastgate Road, Bristol BS5 6XX

For more information, please email mike.bristoldef@gmail.com or call 0117 914 0528