New Carers Emergency Card discounts

As well as using your Carers Emergency Card in an emergency situation you can also use it for discounts on services across Bristol and South Glos simply by showing your card. There are a number of new discounts available in the Old Market area as well as new discounts with local therapy and relaxation practitioners.

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NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG Mental Health Conversations Event: 13th December

The next Mental Health Conversations event will focus on developing a mental health strategy for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

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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.

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Older Men at the Margins Project

The ‘Older Men at the Margins Project’ is a 2-year Bristol University research project in collaboration with Age UK. The project seeks to identify ways of alleviating loneliness and reducing isolation for older men (65+) across marginalised groups including older men who are carers for significant others. The overarching aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of the ways in which marginalised groups of older men seek to maintain social engagement and social participation in later life and to learn more about their participation in groups and community networks. The project is based at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

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Bristol Assistive Technology Service

Bristol City Council are providing a new service called the Assistive Technology Service to support people with a learning disability and/or autism to live more independently with the help of assistive technology (AT). To deliver this the council will be working in partnership with WE care and Repair and Hft.

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