Healthwatch would like to invite you to be involved in a project aimed at supporting dementia carers.
The Vfrac research study is planning on producing a checklist for use in primary care to identify older women with back pain due to un-diagnosed broken bones in the back.
As part of this study, Vfrac are asking a variety of people about their opinions on what currently happens to an older woman who has back pain (either new or ongoing). This information will be used to check that the Vfrac results make sense, and to try and work out whether the use of this checklist in GP surgeries will save the NHS money, and improve patient quality of life.
Completing this short, but vital questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The University of Bristol has confirmed that ethics approval is not required for this questionnaire. The results will kept confidential and anonymised before analysing.
If you would like to take part, please click here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vfracfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings for Carers Rights Day 2020 are open!
This online survey is part of a research study at the University of Bristol about transport and air quality in the area around Upper Maudlin Street and Marlborough Street, Bristol and is an opportunity for carers to feed in your views on how local clean air proposals can ensure that transport options are accessible for carers and disabled people.
Open to all residents, the COVID-19 Bristol survey will help Bristol City Council to understand the challenges people are facing and what actions might be needed to help prevent further spread of the virus.
Carer representatives listen to the views of other carers and make sure that they are heard. This includes speaking out for other carers at meetings and events and feeding in to local strategies.
#Right2Home and British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) are developing an online tool to guide people facing COVID-19 restrictions to visiting loved ones who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities.
South Gloucestershire Community Learning and Skills Service are running a free five-week course starting on the 24th September 2020 for adults aged 19+.
Bookings for the next Bristol Carers Online Open Meeting are now live!
BNSSG CCG is hosting a listening event to improve our collective understanding of the communication needs and online barriers faced by some of the seldom heard communities that we serve.
We are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for volunteers once again and we need your support!
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG) are hosting event next week called “Listening event for Older People: Your views on healthcare during coronavirus.”
Date & time: 14th July at 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
The event is for people aged 55 and over to find out your views on how healthcare has changed during the pandemic. It is important to make sure that carers’ views are included in this discussion.
You can book a place by clicking here.
Carers UK are running an online virtual conference on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
“In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Carers UK has decided that to ensure the safety of its staff and delegates, this year’s State of Caring conference will be held online.”
The conference will be held on Wednesday 21 October and run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. With a virtual reception from 3.15pm to 3.45pm.
Click here for more details about the conference.
Disability Equality Network are hosting a webinar called Shaking up the D word on Monday 29th June. The webinar will be hosted by actress and presenter Samantha Renke.
Barnardos are interested in hearing from parent carers and are in the process of creating a new group to look at information for parent carers and their families regarding the new Autism Hub for children. The Autism Hub will focus mainly on diagnostic assessments.
South Gloucestershire Council have a series of events planned for carers living in South Gloucestershire around loneliness and dementia.
South Gloucestershire Council has posted details of their 2020 council plan consultation.
The NHS wants to improve Musculoskeletal (MSK) services. MSK services include Trauma and Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain services. The service covers carers living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Please note: this panel is not run by Carers Support Centre.