Are you a carer of someone using drugs or alcohol services in South Gloucestershire? Please see below information on how you can have an input into the local Alcohol Strategy.
A national consultation is now open about government’s intention to increase the provision of Changing Places toilets, about whether this should be a mandatory requirement in building regulations and for which types of buildings/public spaces.
Join us for an outdoor evening performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘ at the spectacular Thornbury Castle on Wednesday 24th July, 7.30pm, discounted tickets £8.
“Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, set on that most bewitched and bewitching of nights when nothing is as it seems…”
To book contact Stacey on 07742 291073 by 7 June.
Would you like to be involved in a fun and worthwhile project? Do you look after a friend, neighbour or family member, or have you done so in the past? If so, you are, or were, an unpaid carer. Considerate Friends are on a mission to improve local activities, projects and services for carers aged 50 and over.
As well as using your Carers Emergency Card in an emergency situation you can also use it for discounts on services across Bristol and South Glos simply by showing your card. There are a number of new discounts available in the Old Market area as well as new discounts with local therapy and relaxation practitioners.
There will be a lunch discussion group for Bristol carers of an adult with a learning disability at Carers Support Centre on Tuesday 18th June, 10.30am–12.30pm, with sandwich lunch provided.
Whilst Carers Support Centre facilitates a number of support and activity groups for carers, there are many other local groups that are run independently or supported by other organisations. Here we provide you with a snapshot of what’s out there so you can see if these might suit you.
We have 2 specialist workers who support carers of adults with learning disabilities (LD) across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. In the past this work was funded by statutory services, however since April 2018 we have had to find this funding ourselves from alternative sources. This costs us £45,000 per year; and we are extremely grateful to the charitable trusts who have supported us so far. In the last year, funds from John James Bristol Foundation and James Tudor Foundation have helped us towards the costs of delivering this vital specialist support. We will continue trying to raise funds to keep this valuable service going.
Bookings for Carers Week 2019 are now live!
We have launched a new carers group meeting at Kingfisher Cafe in Fishponds on the third Wednesday of each month from 2–3.30pm. The carers café is aimed at carers over 50, but all carers are welcome.
Dementia Carers Count are currently offering free spaces on their Dementia Carer Support Course. This is a three day residential course which takes place in Swindon on 25th – 27th June 2019.
On Saturday 8th June 2019 the charity, Friends Of Caswell Thompson, will be hosting a free event, Understanding Prostate Cancer.
As of 25th April 2019, the new SGPC Community Base will be open every Thursday from 10am – 2pm during term time at the Kingswood Community Centre.
On Saturday, 22nd June 2019, The Mindful Life charity is offering a day retreat at The Penny Brohn Centre in Bristol.
Did you know Avon Fire and Rescue Services offer a free safety check on your home and give you advice on how to lower the risk of you and your family experiencing a fire?
Don’t miss out on your chance to contribute to the most comprehensive research into the lives and experiences of carers here in the UK.
Do you care for someone with a cancer diagnosis or have one yourself? You can now access a free mindfulness course in Pill or Bristol through the The National Centre for Integrated Medicine (NCIM).