As part of Huntington’s Disease awareness month this May the Huntington’s Disease Association is shining a light on family carers – and wants to hear your story.
Healthwatch Bristol and Healthwatch South Gloucestershire would like to speak to people about their personal experiences of using local health care services, or those of someone they know or care for.
It’s important for carers to have a say about this consultation which closes on 2nd May.
Growing pressure on the NHS mean changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) is a coalition of more than 60 charities campaigning for better services for disabled children and their family carers.
Over the last 2 years we have been participating in a national pilot to develop a wide range of support for carers in employment and the organisations they work for.
Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is trying to improve how their health services meet the needs of the diverse communities in the area. To do this, they are setting up an independent panel that will assess their progress to date.
The South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance (SGDAA) has been working to make communities dementia friendly. This means places where those living with dementia and their carers/supporters feel respected, supported, understood, able to access services easily and be a part of their community.
The Government has unveiled its proposals for all health and care staff in England to get autism training.
Health Matters events are free public talks hosted by consultants or senior managers on specialist areas of health, or on issues affecting hospitals.
On Friday 22 March, Autism Wellbeing CIC are delivering a training workshop in Bristol for parents and professionals.
Bristol Meets the World invites over 50s to a cookery event on Wednesday 6th March, 10.30am-2pm and The Vassall Centre.
Soundwell Music Therapy Trust are introducing a new music support group for carers in Bristol.
Bristol Wellbeing College offers free mental health courses, workshops and wellbeing activities across a number of locations in Bristol. You can enrol now on a number of courses and workshops running between March and May.
North Bristol NHS Trust are trying to improve their outpatient services. They need your help and experience to create together the best service possible.
University Hospitals Bristol (UHB) is holding governor elections over the coming months, and it would be great to increase carer representation on this board.
The draft version of South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People & Families (2019-2024) sets out proposed principles, intentions and areas of focus for the council and partner organisations. It is currently being consulted on.
One of the key ways that we improve services for carers is to raise awareness – of who carers are, the issues they have to cope with on a day-to-day basis, and what changes practitioners can make to make carers’ lives easier. Here is a taster of some of the work that we’ve been involved with recently.
Carer representatives raise the views of all carers at meetings and events to help change local and national policy. They are also involved in interviewing health and social care staff and some even take part in delivering training!