Independent Living Group Workshops – November 9th

The Independent Living Group (ILG), in partnership with WECIL, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and People Plus are running workshops to support individuals considering or already employing a Personal Assistant.

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Would you like to be a carer representative?

Carer representatives listen to the views of other carers and make sure that they are heard. This includes speaking out for other carers at meetings and events and feeding in to local strategies.

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Survey for the equipment service for people who are Deaf or who have hearing loss

The Council wishes to gain the views of people who might benefit from a service that provides specialist assessment and equipment for people who are Deaf or have hearing loss. The survey will remain open until the 2nd December 2019.

UPDATE: Please note that this survey has now closed.

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Carers Support Services: Commissioning Plan Consultation and Carers Strategy Engagement

Bristol City Council is consulting on the future of Carer Support Services (for adults) and seeking views on a new Carers Strategy. The accepted definition of a carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or an addiction cannot cope without their support (The Carers Trust).

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The Blue Badge scheme has been extended to people with “hidden disabilities”

If you are caring for someone with a “hidden disability”, such as a learning disability, autism or a mental health condition, you may now be entitled to a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge allows you to park in some places other people can’t and sometimes get free or discounted parking.

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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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