Bristol Parent Carers – The New World of SEN Participation Event

The New World of SEN Participation Event | Tuesday 26 June
Organised by Bristol Parent Carers

Looking at the support required by your child/young person (0-25) with special educational needs / disabilities

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Healthwatch Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Survey

Healthwatch would like to know about waiting times, standard of support and services, as well as ongoing support across the Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and B&NES areas.

The survey is open until 30 April and can be filled out online here:

The findings, comments and themes will be taken forward by Healthwatch Bristol to a meeting with senior CAMHS managers in May

Consultation: Bristol City Centre Framework

Bristol City Council has drafted a City Centre Framework document for consultation. The Framework sets out aspirations for how people access and move around the city centre. It also covers new development and enhancing public spaces, with a focus on Bristol Shopping Quarter, Old City, Castle Park, North Redcliffe and the gateway into the city from the M32.

Pop-up exhibitions to raise awareness of the consultation are planned as follows:

  • 20 April – St Nicholas Night Market, St Nicholas Market, Glass Arcade, Corn Street 2pm to 5pm
  • 23 April – Citizen Service Point, 100 Temple Street 10am to 1pm
  • 28 April – Junction 3 Library, Baptist Mills Court, Easton 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • 3 May – Central Library foyer, Deanery Road (TBC)

Learn more about the consultation here.

Women’s Independent Alcohol Support service

Women getting worried about how much they drink can find friendly advice while they have a cup of coffee. The Women’s Independent Alcohol Support service have a drop-in on Friday mornings between 10am-12pm at Boston Tea-Party, 293 Gloucester Road, Bishopston BS7 8PE. You just turn up, look for the booth with a ‘WIAS’ sign, and have a confidential coffee and chat.

Home Library Service

Are you a keen reader? Do you miss being able to get out to your library?

The Home Library Service run by the Royal Voluntary Service was taken over from Bristol City Council, and they want to hear from you! If you are unable to get out, this completely free service could bring books back into your life again! The ‘Home Service’ volunteers collect books from libraries across the city, and deliver them to you.

To find out more, contact:
Hetty Metcalfe
Royal Voluntary Service
Service Manager Bristol Home Library Service
Tel: 07714 898 558

South Gloucestershire Housing Survey: Housing needs for the over 55s

South Gloucestershire is faced with a growing ageing population over the next 5-20 years as life expectancy increases and people from the post-war ‘baby boom’ reach old age. The likelihood of being disabled and receiving care increases with age.

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South Gloucestershire Council: Autism Needs Assessment

South Gloucestershire Council and partners are working together to review autism services and wider community aspects related to autism. As part of this they want to understand your experience of autism in South Gloucestershire to develop the recommendations for the autism needs assessment.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and will be open until Wednesday 21 March.

You can find the survey by following this link:
Please share with anyone that has any experience of Autism that you think could have an input into this assessment.

What next for University Hospitals Bristol? 12th April

What will University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust‘s hospitals look like in five years’ time? An opportunity to have your say on the future direction of the Trust. This public event is part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust’s series of Health Matters events.

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Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences

People currently in receipt of a personal health budgets or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) will be able to share their experiences of a personal health budget in a survey being run by NHS England. Open until 31st April, all survey responses will be anonymised and used to help improve how personal health budgets are offered in England.

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Urgent Care Strategy Meeting – March 21

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) will be producing an urgent care strategy which will set out their future plans for commissioning urgent and emergency care across the whole area.  The CCGs’ aim is to ensure that their population has access to the best care from the right person in the best place and at the right time.

There will be a workshop to capture local people’s thoughts and the reasons for choosing a particular urgent and / or emergency care service.  The aim is to highlight areas where the system is not working and where the patient and carer experience is poor, as well as identifying the areas where urgent and emergency care services are working well.

Update: If you can’t attend the meeting on 21st March, but would like to feed into this important strategy, please fill out the following short survey: BNSSG Urgent Care Strategy Survey

Details of the workshop are:

Date:   Wednesday 21 March 2018
Start & Finish Time: 10 am until 12 noon
Venue:  Brook Way Activity Centre, Brook Way, Bradley Stoke, BS32 9DA  (Meeting Rooms A&B)

To book, contact: Pennie Jones, Patient & Public Involvement & Equalities Officer
Tel No:
0117 9474441