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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Updated Proposals for Targeted Short Breaks for children with disabilities

Bristol City Council is consulting to help shape Targeted Short Breaks services for children with disabilities. They are planning their services and want to know what people think about what is working well and what could be better.

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Consultation: Bristol City Centre Framework

Bristol City Council has drafted a City Centre Framework document for consultation. The Framework sets out aspirations for how people access and move around the city centre. It also covers new development and enhancing public spaces, with a focus on Bristol Shopping Quarter, Old City, Castle Park, North Redcliffe and the gateway into the city from the M32.

Pop-up exhibitions to raise awareness of the consultation are planned as follows:

  • 20 April – St Nicholas Night Market, St Nicholas Market, Glass Arcade, Corn Street 2pm to 5pm
  • 23 April – Citizen Service Point, 100 Temple Street 10am to 1pm
  • 28 April – Junction 3 Library, Baptist Mills Court, Easton 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • 3 May – Central Library foyer, Deanery Road (TBC)

Learn more about the consultation here.

Home Library Service

Are you a keen reader? Do you miss being able to get out to your library?

The Home Library Service run by the Royal Voluntary Service was taken over from Bristol City Council, and they want to hear from you! If you are unable to get out, this completely free service could bring books back into your life again! The ‘Home Service’ volunteers collect books from libraries across the city, and deliver them to you.

To find out more, contact:
Hetty Metcalfe
Royal Voluntary Service
Service Manager Bristol Home Library Service
Tel: 07714 898 558
Email: hetty.metcalfe@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board wants to hear from carers!

The Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board is currently writing the safeguarding adults strategic plan for 2018-2021.

This is an important strategy to feed your views into. There is an online survey which can be accessed by clicking here, it just takes a few minutes to fill out.

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