On 14 November, Sirona Care and Health is holding an event for people who live with someone with Parkinson’s about the services to carers offered at Carers Support Centre. This event is bookable by partners or family members who care for and live with someone with Parkinson’s.
Are you able to offer emotional support and companionship to an unpaid carer? Many carers are isolated and find talking to someone who understands can really help. You’d provide regular phone, email or Skype contact with a carer (30 mins every 2/4 weeks) to support them in their caring role.
Interested in online support for caring for a friend or family member affected by psycosis?
The four local authorities who jointly commission the Sensory Support Service (Bath and North-East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire) are working to redesign the service.
On Tuesday 26th June, parent carers and professionals come together to help design services and improve support for your child (0-25 yrs) with special educational needs / disabilities. Recent changes to SEN support have been completed and there will be a chance to tell Bristol Parent Carers what is working well and where improvements are needed.
Healthwatch would like to know about waiting times, standard of support and services, as well as ongoing support across the Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and B&NES areas.
The survey is open until 30 April and can be filled out online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J89P5WR
The findings, comments and themes will be taken forward by Healthwatch Bristol to a meeting with senior CAMHS managers in May
Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARAS) hope to identify the gaps and needs in service provision for survivors of sexual abuse and rape who also have a learning disability.
According to Which?, the care home population is already bigger than the City of Manchester. But it’s set to grow rapidly over the coming years.