Carers Open Meetings

Carers Rights Day | Thursday 21, November (last updated: 22/11/2019)
10AM – 1PM at The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ

Current status: Bookings are now closed
Programme: Programme is now available

All Bristol and South Gloucestershire carers are warmly invited to our annual Carers Rights Day open meeting.

Each year Carers Rights Day brings organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and get the help and support they are entitled to.

This November we will once again have a variety of different workshops available. Learn more about energy efficiency, local frailty hubs, and the updated Blue Badge scheme. We’ll also have a shared reading taster session for up to 15 carers provided by The Reader.

You’ll also have the chance to meet staff, carers support officers, carer representatives and purchase festive gifts at the main reception. There will also be a delicious lunch and one-to-one massage sessions running throughout the day, all free of charge!

FAQ (updated May 2019)

  • How do I get to the Vassall Centre?
    Directions can be found here:
  • Can I bring the person I care for?
    Due to the popularity of these events it is no longer possible to bring the person you care for.
  • What about alternative care costs?
    We can reimburse your alternative care expenses as well as travel costs – please bring receipts wherever possible.
  • How do I update or cancel my booking?
    Please email: or leave a message on: 0117 958 9902 to notify us if you need to cancel or update your booking.
  • I need an interpreter, can you provide one?
    With enough notice we can try our best to provide you with an interpreter. Please book a.s.a.p. and notify us of your needs.
  • I am having trouble completing the form on this page…
    You can also book by emailing: please include the necessary booking information.
  • I booked but didn’t get a confirmation email…
    Please check your mailbox and junk mailbox. Working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so please expect a delay in processing your booking form.