South Gloucestershire Council has proposed a new draft Alcohol Strategy 2020-2025 to replace the South Gloucestershire Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2014-17.
The next Bristol Reclaiming Independent Living (BRIL) meeting will take place on:
Bristol City Council has announced that the deadline for feedback on the new Carers Strategy has been extended until 19th January 2020.
A survey has been sent to everyone in receipt of a care service from South Gloucestershire including people who are receiving Direct Payments.
NHS Bristol CCG are keen to inform carers that they have recently launched a survey on GP Improved Access and would like to hear your views!
The Council wishes to gain the views of people who might benefit from a service that provides specialist assessment and equipment for people who are Deaf or have hearing loss. The survey will remain open until the 2nd December 2019.
UPDATE: Please note that this survey has now closed.
Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the support provided by the SEND Sensory Support Service and how it can be improved.
Bristol City Council is consulting on the future of Carer Support Services (for adults) and seeking views on a new Carers Strategy. The accepted definition of a carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or an addiction cannot cope without their support (The Carers Trust).
Do you have a life-limiting illness? Are you a current or past carer for someone who has received palliative or end of life care? Do you have a connection to, or interest in, palliative and end of life care?
Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on Council Tax for 2020 to 2021.
We run monthly activity groups for carers. These are small, informal and friendly. Why not find out more and give one go?
Bristol City Council has launched a consultation relating to Carers Services and they are seeking carers’ views. They want to hear from as many carers as possible and will be running consultation events across the city in November.
We are working in partnership with Marie Curie to run a new monthly carers’ café in their shop on the Gloucester Road. The charity has transformed one of its shops to include a walk-in support centre for people living with any type of terminal condition and their carers.
We are delighted that former Bath and England rugby union player Gareth Chilcott has become our first patron. Until 2015, he cared for his wife, who suffered with a brain tumour.
Winter can be a difficult time. When your time is already stretched, the shorter, darker days can make it to feel impossible to do something for yourself. But, it’s important to do things to take care of yourself. Whether you have 15 minutes or a few hours to spare, we’ve put together some ideas that might help you take a break.
Bookings for the next Carers Rights Day 2019 have now closed.
Are you able to offer emotional support and companionship to an unpaid carer? Many carers are isolated and find talking to someone who understands can really help. You’d provide regular phone, email or Skype contact with a carer (30 mins every 2/4 weeks) to support them in their caring role.
Come along to three new social groups at Active Lifestyle Centres in Yate, Thornbury and Kingswood, especially for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends.