South Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Strategy Consultation

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.

It’s important for carers voices to be included within this consultation.

The draft strategy can be found by clicking here. The consultation webpage includes the draft strategy, an initial equalities impact assessment and a brief survey to collect comments and feedback.

The consultations team can also be contacted with any feedback at

Participate in end of life emergency research

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.

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Bristol Council Tax Consultation

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.

For 2019-20, options being consulted on range from no rise in council tax through to a 4% increase. The implications of each option are explored in the consultation survey.

There is also the opportunity to comment on what potential extra income from an increase in council tax could be spent on. The consultation survey is available online here.

Alternative survey formats can be requested by contacting the Bristol City Council consultation team on or by calling 0117 922 2848.

Bristol carers’ experiences of accessing GP services sought by Healthwatch Bristol

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.

For further information, click here.

Callington Road bus petition

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.

Have your say about community plan self-review forms

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.

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