The Dysphagia Guide is a e-learning resource that provides free dysphagia training for anyone in the UK, including family carers. Continue reading “Free dysphagia e-learning training now live”
Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline on 30 June 2021. Continue reading “One year left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme”
Carers Trust has conducted a survey of young carers (aged 12 to 17) and young adult carers (aged 18 to 25) in the UK to find out how they have been impacted by coronavirus. Continue reading “The impact of coronavirus on young carers”
The Care Forum are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to improve support for people living with cancer in South Bristol. Have you been a cancer carer in the past 8 years? Continue reading “Have you been affected by cancer? South Bristol consultation”
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG) are hosting event next week called “Listening event for Older People: Your views on healthcare during coronavirus.”
Date & time: 14th July at 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
The event is for people aged 55 and over to find out your views on how healthcare has changed during the pandemic. It is important to make sure that carers’ views are included in this discussion.
You can book a place by clicking here.
The death of George Floyd on 25th May in Minneapolis has shocked and appalled people around the world. The Black Lives Matter campaign has rightly triggered organisations locally and nationally to examine how they are able to support people of colour in their own community. Continue reading “Statement from Carers Support Centre in support of Black Lives Matter”
Carers UK are running an online virtual conference on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
“In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Carers UK has decided that to ensure the safety of its staff and delegates, this year’s State of Caring conference will be held online.”
The conference will be held on Wednesday 21 October and run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. With a virtual reception from 3.15pm to 3.45pm.
Click here for more details about the conference.
What are your experiences of accessing and using healthcare services during lockdown and the coronavirus outbreak? Have your say at a Zoom event, 11am-12:30pm on 14 July. Continue reading “Your views on healthcare during coronavirus – Zoom event for people aged 55+”
We want to reassure you that the whole staff team at Carers Support Centre is still here to help carers; and that our services are running, albeit differently. Continue reading “Services during coronavirus (Covid-19)”
Issue #83 of Carers News is now available for download. Continue reading “Summer Carers News out now”
North Bristol Trust update – Supporting people with hidden disabilities
To better meet the needs of people in the hospital with hidden disabilities, North Bristol Trust will soon be launching the Sunflower scheme. Continue reading “Disability news – hidden disability sunflower and ebook for adult siblings”
Applications are open for the Open University (OU) Carers Scholarships Fund. It offers carers the chance to study with the OU for free. Carers Trust and Carers UK are supporting this initiative. Continue reading “Carers Scholarship Fund still open to applications”
You now need to wear a face covering if you visit someone in hospital, or if you have an outpatient appointment. Continue reading “Face coverings now required in hospitals”
We are extremely grateful for the generous donation from Garfield Weston of £25,000 towards core funding. Continue reading “Thank you Garfield Weston Foundation”
Disability Equality Network are hosting a webinar called Shaking up the D word on Monday 29th June. The webinar will be hosted by actress and presenter Samantha Renke.
Barnardos are interested in hearing from parent carers and are in the process of creating a new group to look at information for parent carers and their families regarding the new Autism Hub for children. The Autism Hub will focus mainly on diagnostic assessments.
South Gloucestershire Council have a series of events planned for carers living in South Gloucestershire around loneliness and dementia.
Carers Week is 8-14 June and the theme is making caring visible. Join us in recognising the massive contribution carers make to families and communities. Throughout Carers Week we will be updating this page with resources, information and carers’ stories. Continue reading “Carers Week 2020”
How has COVID-19 affected your health and social care at home? Take this survey to share your experiences. Continue reading “Healthwatch Bristol survey on health and social care at home”
South Gloucestershire Council has posted details of their 2020 council plan consultation.