With help from our funders we are able to give local carers the essential support they need.
Gardiner Haskins is first local business to join the scheme Continue reading “Every Penny Helps”
Callington Road Hospital is hosting a ‘Living Library’ mental health event. Continue reading “Living Library mental health event 5th July”
The NHS Dementia Information Service guides people through the often difficult time after a dementia diagnosis. Continue reading “NHS Dementia Information Service”
Our next bingo fundraising night is coming up soon and this time is in Fishponds on Friday 7 July. Continue reading “Bingo Night 7th July”
Bristol City Council is running a consultation on the proposed reductions in central government funding which will severely impact services such as Bristol Community Links, libraries, public toilets, and School crossing patrols. Continue reading “Your Neighbourhood Consultation 2017”
We have worked with local carers to make a short film marking this year’s Carers Week, 12-18 June. In it carers talk frankly about what it feels like to be a carer and how they’ve reached out for help. Continue reading “Watch our Carers Week 2017 short film”
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) along with the National Co-production Advisory Group has launched a Care and Support Jargon Buster. The award winning online tool offers plain English definitions of the most commonly used words and phrases found in health and social care. Continue reading “Care and Support Jargon Buster!”
On 8 June the UK elects a new government. That means we have less than two weeks to make sure that everyone who is standing to be elected an MP knows that support for the UK’s 7 million carers should be a top priority for the country. Continue reading “Make sure your next MP pledges to Think Carer”
Discover how to do more with your handheld tablet and mobile phone. Deafblind UK are holding a technology day at Bristol Eye Hospital on Tuesday 4th July. Continue reading “Eye Hospital Technology Day 4th July”
Tickets for our Summer Raffle 2017 are now on sale. If you would like to buy tickets or order some books to sell to family and friends then call us on 01179589975 Continue reading “Summer Raffle 2017”
Are you thinking about ways to get back into work and would you find it helpful to receive some support? Continue reading “Helping carers into work”
Following the success of our Supper Club in South Bristol, we are now offering a chance for carers to meet over lunch in Fishponds on the first Thursday of the month. It is a great opportunity to meet other carers and enjoy some time out together. Continue reading “New lunch club for carers in Fishponds”
Do you care for a relative or friend in Bristol or South Glos? If so, you are warmly invited to our get together with other carers for our Carers Week Open Meeting. Continue reading “Carers Week Open Meeting Thurs 15 June”
We run a number of training courses and workshops that carers can attend for free. Details of upcoming ones are below. All our training and workshops are free. Continue reading “Upcoming training opportunities”
The Summer 2017 issue of Carers News is now available for download. Continue reading “Carers News – Issue 74”
Carers Trust are part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP), a coalition of over 30 organisations that have come together to campaign for improved health and social care provision for disabled children and their carers in England. Carers Trust will be campaigning to ensure that parent carers and young carers of disabled children are given access to high quality support when they need it from the health and social care system.
As part of a campaign, which will be launched in June, DCP is conducting a survey to understand more about the day-to-day lives of disabled children and their family carers – be they parent carers or young carers. The ambition is to complete the biggest survey ever undertaken of families with disabled children. All responses will be anonymous and will contribute to an England-wide campaign highlighting the gaps in services for disabled children and their carers.
The survey closes on 12th May so please complete it as soon as possible.
From 8th – 12th May Bristol will be marking Mental Health Awareness Week with ‘Five Days of Wellbeing’. The week will raise awareness about the little things that we can do every day to improve our mental and emotional health.
The Five Days will be based around the principles that connecting, being active, taking notice, learning and giving can help us all get more out of life.
Monday 8 May: Connect – St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots team (PDR) are hosting a ‘Plant Some Sunshine’ event. The theme is to connect with the community and everyone is welcome to join in on Monday 8 May at 11am – 2pm, Champion Square, St Jude’s.
Tuesday 9 May: Be Active – Join the Walk Fest mindfulness walk. Meet at the statue by Central Library, College Green at 10.30am.
Wednesday 10 May: Take Notice – See what hidden treasures you can find at Blaise Castle with a treasure hunt from 4pm – 6pm. Blaise Castle, Kings Weston Road, BS10 7QT. All welcome.
Thursday 11 May: Learn – Join a taster session of the new reading aloud for wellbeing project, Bristol Shares Reading from 10.30am until 2pm in Bristol’s Central Library. There will also be an interactive display where people can learn more about how to look after their mental health all week. A Midwife Meet Up is also being held at Bluebell from 7.30pm until 10pm at Bluebell Place, 2 Quay Street, Bristol BS1 2JL.
Friday 12 May: Give – Join a Give & Get event with a skills swap in The Galleries. Come along and find out how you can receive free practical help in areas such as cooking, technology, friendship, arts, languages, pets, exercise, volunteering and much more. All help is given free of charge – there’s no transaction or exchange, just good old-fashioned community help! The event is being held from 10am until 2pm on the ground floor of The Galleries, Broadmead, BS1 3XD.
For more info, including instructions on how to book for certain events, see the Bristol City Council website.