Following consultation and feedback from organisations such as ours, the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) was launched on 7th January. It sets out what the NHS wants to achieve over the next ten years. Many of the measures announced are part of the £20 billion extra funding announced by the government last year.Continue reading “NHS Long Term Plan”
This survey aims to collect the views of parent carers whose children have special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) and attend a for profit/private or independent school.
The next Mental Health Conversations event will focus on developing a mental health strategy for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The public consultation for the South Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019-2021 is now open. The closing date for responses is the February 1st, 2019.
Community health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) are currently being reviewed, before they are put out to tender next year.
The Emergency Care Research Team at University of the West of England are looking for a member of the public, or a patient who has experience of end of life care, or of caring for someone at the end of their life to join the study team and inform all stages of a developing research project.
Home Instead Bristol North are running regular film clubs for seniors. An opportunity for cake, company and a classic film, these monthly film screenings are open to everyone, including carers.
The “Balancing Bristol’s Budget 2019-20” consultation was launched today. The consultation aims to gather views on options for the level of Council Tax from April 2019. The consultation is open until midnight on Monday 17 December.
The Healthwatch Bristol survey will be open for 6 months with plans to speak to members of the public at selection of practices across the city. Healthwatch will analyse the results once the survey closes and present their findings in a report.
The survey is aimed at the whole population, but it’s also important that carers voices are heard clearly through it.
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A University of the West of England study on experience of ageism, social support and suicidal ideas amongst older people, is looking for participants to aid research.
Join Epilepsy Action for a fun-filled event at We The Curious in Bristol.
An online petition to ask for support for First Direct Bus to re-instate a bus service to Callington Road Hospital in Bristol has been launched. Currently, many carers and service users have to battle traffic to get to and from the hospital, or face a lengthy walk depending on disability from the nearest bus stops on Wells/Bath Roads.
Click here to read the petition.
All Bristol and South Gloucestershire carers are warmly invited to our next annual Carers Rights Day event!
Current status: Bookings are now closed. Waiting list is now in effect.
Bristol City Council has developed a new self-review form for community care assessments. They have offered to attend a meeting for carers to feed into the development of this form. It’s important that carers feed into the development of the self-review process as it is likely to have an impact on carers.
Community health services provide care in or close to people’s homes to help them feel supported, avoid having to go to hospital or help them when they come out of hospital.
Considerate Friends are a group of carers having a say on how local services in Greater Fishponds can be more accessible and suitable for carers.