Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) would like to hear the views of disabled people on healthcare services during COVID-19.

If you have experience of using healthcare services during lockdown and you also live with a physical health impairment, hearing impairment or learning difficulties, BNSSG CCG would like you to get involved by joining a Zoom call or dialling in via the telephone to share your feedback.

There will also be the opportunity to develop further feedback and conversations. 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

 

Will the Test and Trace programme meet the needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in tackling the racial disparity of COVID-19 cases?

This online discussion, organised by The Ubele Initiative, explores the govenrment's Coronavirus Contact Tracing and Advice Service and whether the contract tracers can meet the needs of racially diverse communities. It invites a dialogue between grassroots VCSE organisations, patient groups and senior NHS staff.

The discussion will include the following speakers:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
COVID-19 BAME report Public Health England
3 June, 2020

 

Public Health England has published its report on the disparity between COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population, and in the white or white ethnic population.

26 May, 2020

 

Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by Volunteering Matters on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and the Department for Transport.

 

BAND Ltd is running an online course for staff and managers in childcare and play settings, looking at resilience and mental health in the workplace. 

It will explore what stress is, how to increase resilience, look at what rights and responsibilities you have as an employer and employee, and show how to create a workplace wellbeing plan.

The course is linked to a range of Bristol Standard Dimensions, including relationships and interactions, and staffing, leadership and management. 

This training course will take place via Zoom.

Date/Time: 
Monday, 8 June, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

 

Learn how to identify and deal with domestic abuse, and support the parents and children affected by it. We will cover legislation, statistics, children's wellbeing and development, and much more.

We will be using the Bristol Standard Dimensions on topics such as interactions and relationships, play and development, and equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Training will be delivered on Zoom.

Date/Time: 
Friday, 5 June, 2020 - 09:30 to 12:30

 

Older generations of LGBT+ people face social isolation harder than most during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are less likely to have children or extended family to offer support.

Opening Doors London has organised this webinar to discuss how we can support older LGBT+ people's mental health during COVID-19, through written and phone-based communication. The webinar will be delivered on Zoom.
 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

 

Mental health was an important issue for Bristol before coronavirus, and it's an even more pressing issue during and after the pandemic, as our residents face the effects of social isolation, quarantine, stress and possibly grief from losing loved ones.

14 April, 2020

 

The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.

At this challenging time, the VCSE sector in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is working in partnership with:

2 April, 2020

 

The CQC has released interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care services in response to coronavirus.

The interim guidance has been launched after temporary changes were made to the DBS applications processes.

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