Disabled Children’s Partnership Survey

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.

Click here to start the survey

Mental Health Awareness Week 8th-12th May

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.

Event details:

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.