Consultation: South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People & Families (2019-2024)

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.

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South Gloucestershire Consultation – Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People & Families

The draft version of South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People & Families (2019-2024) is being consulted on. This strategy will affect parent carers and young carers in South Gloucestershire.

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Further Consultation on Talking Therapies Services

Earlier in the year, we were contacted by Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about their consultation on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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Consultation: S. Glos Healthy Lifestyle & Wellbeing Services

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on a proposed Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing service that supports people to improve their health by modifying the five leading risk factors that contribute to early death and reduced quality of life.

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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.

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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Consultation: South Gloucestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy

The consultation on the draft Strategy for Children and Young People 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in South Gloucestershire 2018-2023 is now live.

All the consultation documents are available via this web page Web: http://bit.ly/2FdEqBe. The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 12th March.

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Consultation: Deadline for responding to Talking Therapies extended

As some of you will be aware, BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) Clinical Commissioning Groups are re-designing and re-commissioning talking therapies services. This includes counselling, CBT and group therapy.

Have you accessed talking therapies? Has the person that you care for accessed them? Do you have any views that you would like to feed in?

The deadline for filling out the online survey has now been extended until 15th February.

You can fill this out by clicking here!

Consultation: Blue Badge Scheme

Government is proposing changing the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme to include people with non-physical conditions and to allow a range of healthcare professionals with specific expertise (other than the applicant’s GP) to undertake the assessments and to offer an automatic badge eligibility for people with non-physical disabilities who score 12 points under the PIP Activity – ‘Planning and Following Journeys’.

The deadline is 18 March. View more information including the online survey by clicking here.

Consultation: Over the Counter Items (NHS England)

NHS England is consulting on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines. Feedback so far from patients and patient organisations has highlighted that considerations must be made for people with long-term conditions who require a large supply of over the counter medicine.

If you would like to respond to this consultation you can do so by Wednesday 14 March.

Click here to take part in the consultation.