Men's Day Centre Project

Project was launched on the 22nd of October 2008.

The Men’s Day Centre Project meets once a month with the general aim of making the lives of the men who attend a fulfilling, enjoyable and sociable experience. A range of activities are organised including, guest speakers and health workshops and the members are consulted for suggestions about things they’d like to try or places they’d like to go.

We welcome older men (55 and above) to come along and participate in our activities, have a home cooked Asian halal and vegetarian lunch, or simply enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with friends. A South Asian hot meal ‘Halal and vegetarian’ option are available, at a cost of £2 per person and a small charge of £1 to cover transport cost from and to the centre.

The aim of the project is to fill the gap in the availability of services for a section of the community, namely older South Asian men who experience feelings of isolation and vulnerability. The majority are carers and ‘cared for’, and the rest widowers who feel lonely and depressed after the death of their spouses. The project focuses primarily on men's health and wellbeing.

We try and get out and about and arrange day trips to places far and wide suggested by our members. There is also the opportunity to enjoy an annual holiday!

You can be assured of a warm welcome and our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to support you in whatever way they can.

If you know of any older person living in Bristol who will benefit from attending the group, please make a referal to Bristol Care Direct on: 0117 9036684, for South Gloucestershire referals to Community Care Department on: 0145486007.

Any other enquiries to be directed to Dhek Bhal on: 0117 9146671 or 0117 9556971 ext 152.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Holidaying together with the blokes is an awesome experience. Amazing to learn that despite our differences in religious beliefs, we are all so similar – same concerns and care, what a way to bond!

Eating all together

Eating all together

Enjoying the good food and each others company


Thank you to John James Foundation for their generous grant of £2,000 to cover the cost of the Elderly Men Project for 2011.  This small but significant amount will make a great deal of difference to the quality of services for this group, on behalf of our service users and Dhek Bhal Trustees we would like to extend our thanks to the Foundation for their ongoing support.