Carers Support Services: Commissioning Plan Consultation and Carers Strategy Engagement

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).

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Parkinson’s Carers Support Event Coming up in November

On 14 November, Sirona Care and Health is holding an event for people who live with someone with Parkinson’s about the services to carers offered at Carers Support Centre. This event is bookable by partners or family members who care for and live with someone with Parkinson’s.

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University of Bristol: Patient and Public Involvement Workshop

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?

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Working with Marie Curie to give support for carers

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.

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Could you become a Befriender?

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.

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Social groups for people with dementia and their carers in South Gloucestershire

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.

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Could you offer emotional support and companionship to a 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.

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