Want to volunteer with us? We have almost 200 invaluable volunteers working in a broad range of roles. They give essential information to carers in GP surgeries, provide carers with a break through our Sitting Service, help young carers have fun, and much more. Find out how to apply.
If you or the person you care for is sight impaired, Vision West of England have launched new regular drop in sessions; social and information sharing meetings; and one to one appointments with a sight advisor at Bedminster library.
Bristol Parent Carers are organising and Evening Support Group on Thursday 11th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
NHS have published a series of leaflets on their website aimed at families and carers of people with learning disabilities.
Learn how to prepare for the future and be better supported for yourself and the person you care for.
The Vassall Centre is holding its annual summer fayre on Wednesday 24th July from 10.30am until 2pm. All are welcome!
New film from Young Carers Voice calls for support for carers in schools.
Sirona Learning Disability Liaison Nurses are working in partnership with North Bristol Trust staff to promote that each ward and department has a Learning Disability Champion.
Join us for an outdoor evening performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the spectacular Thornbury Castle on Wednesday 24th July, 7.30pm, discounted tickets £8.
“Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, set on that most bewitched and bewitching of nights when nothing is as it seems…”
To book contact Stacey on 07742 291073 by 7 June.
Would you like to be involved in a fun and worthwhile project? Do you look after a friend, neighbour or family member, or have you done so in the past? If so, you are, or were, an unpaid carer. Considerate Friends are on a mission to improve local activities, projects and services for carers aged 50 and over.
As well as using your Carers Emergency Card in an emergency situation you can also use it for discounts on services across Bristol and South Glos simply by showing your card. There are a number of new discounts available in the Old Market area as well as new discounts with local therapy and relaxation practitioners.
There will be a lunch discussion group for Bristol carers of an adult with a learning disability at Carers Support Centre on Tuesday 18th June, 10.30am–12.30pm, with sandwich lunch provided.
Whilst Carers Support Centre facilitates a number of support and activity groups for carers, there are many other local groups that are run independently or supported by other organisations. Here we provide you with a snapshot of what’s out there so you can see if these might suit you.
We have 2 specialist workers who support carers of adults with learning disabilities (LD) across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. In the past this work was funded by statutory services, however since April 2018 we have had to find this funding ourselves from alternative sources. This costs us £45,000 per year; and we are extremely grateful to the charitable trusts who have supported us so far. In the last year, funds from John James Bristol Foundation and James Tudor Foundation have helped us towards the costs of delivering this vital specialist support. We will continue trying to raise funds to keep this valuable service going.
Sponsor our intrepid team of rowers at this year’s Dragon Boat Race!
We have launched a new carers group meeting at Kingfisher Cafe in Fishponds on the third Wednesday of each month from 2–3.30pm. The carers café is aimed at carers over 50, but all carers are welcome.
The Friends of Carers Support Centre warmly invite you to come and treat yourself, and those you care for, to a cream tea and sandwiches on Tuesday 25th June at the Vassall Centre. Tickets cost £6 per person and must be bought in advance. These can be obtained by contacting Margaret Nash at Friends@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or calling 07712 345 732.