Senior Citizens Forum


  "The Voice of Older People"

The Bradford on Avon Senior Citizens Forum and the PPG have developed a closer working relationship by attending each others meetings discussing any health issues related to the local area.


LINK Scheme

The PPG are also regularly in contact with the Wiltshire LINK Scheme and one of the LINK volunteers also attends the PPG meetings.

The Wiltshire LINK Scheme are local voluntary groups which offer a good neighbour service to local people who are in need either because they are elderly, disabled, single parents or perhaps are temporarily in need because of illness. This essential service provides transport to medical appointments, shopping, social visits etc. The volunteers also offer pratical help for small tasks in the home or garden and caring support. Each Link Scheme responds to the needs of the community and uses the skills offered by volunteers.

Telephone: 07957 367124


Melksham and District Link urgently need drivers

Ladies & Gentlemen of Melksham and surrounding areas your town needs you.  Melksham and District Link urgently need drivers who are car owners to transport local people, mostly senior citizens, to hospitals and G.P. Surgeries.  We also need drivers to help with shopping.

This is a voluntary job and you choose the hours,times and day/or days that suit you.  A fuel allowance is paid for each mile covered.

For more information please call 01225 340589 or 703800



Interested in being a volunteer?

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Are you:

  • Interested in volunteering?
  • Want to get involved in your local community?
  • Interested in helping a charity?
  • Bored and want something to do?
  • Lonely and looking to meet new people?

The Leg Club and the Patient Participation Group at the surgery are always looking for new members, for more information click:

  • Here to find out more information about the Leg Club
  • Here for more information about the Patient Participation Group

A volunteers action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effects have a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities.



Bradford on Avon Town Council Newsletter

Please click here to view the summer 2015 Newsletter

Posted 20.08.15



Poems in the waiting room are a charity that kindly produce a leaflet of poems for our Doctors waiting area at no charge.  Simply to make a difference

Issue 70 featuring poems from:

  • Jack Frost - Thomas Nicoll Hepburn
  • I hears a Bird Sing - Oliver Herford
  • The Cat and the Moon - W.B.Yeats
  • Pretty Words Elinor Wylie
  • Flight - Hazel Hall
  • A Good Day - Michael Lee
  • First Snow- Carolyn King
  • The Orange - Wendy Cope

For more information please contact helenium@care4free.net




Royal United Hosptial (RUH) Patient Group

Two members of the PPG are also signed up to be part of the RUH Membership Group. 

Information learned via the meetings at the RUH are shared with members of the PPG via e-mail or at PPG meetings.

In December 2013 the RUH received their CQC inspection and they are pleased with the positive report that highlights a number of areas of good practice.  The overall report concludes that the RUH is providing patients with safe and effective care, with caring staff and good clinical outcomes.

To view the February 2014 CQC press release, click here

To view the February 2014 RUH press release, click here

To access the full CQC report, click here

For more information about CQC, please click here

For more information on the RUH group please view http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/membership/index.asp?menu_id=1


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