The organisation Easy Read has published simple versions of the government's advice on staying home (issued 24 March 2020) and on self-isolating, to help people with learning disabilities.

If you work with or care for people with learning disabilities, you will know it is important to find the right balance of information for them, to minimise distress and confusion. 

26 February, 2020

 

In February 2010, a major review of health equity in England was published, called Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).

 

Forced Marriage Training (CPD accredited – 1 hour) with The Sky Project, a registered Bristol charity working to reduce the number of forced marriage cases in Bristol and the South West.

Sabeena Pirooz will be running another CPD accredited training session for 1 hour. Tickets are £10, plus a small administration fee, which will go straight back into the charity.

This session is aimed at developing an understanding of forced marriage and will cover:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:15

This study day is for all health, social care and allied professionals who want to learn about neurological symptoms and symptom management, along with what support is available in the Greater Bristol area for people living with a neurological condition.

Organised by the Brunel Neurological Alliance and hosted at Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Bristol City Centre, the event promises to be a useful and informative day for anyone working with clients living with and affected by a neurological condition.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:00
Carers Support Bristol
13 January, 2020

 

Carers of all ages in Bristol are invited to share their views in a survey, to help inform a new strategy for Carers Support Services in the city.

18 November, 2019

 

Councils will no longer be required to levy the bedroom tax in cases where it will breach an individual’s human rights - including cases where a person has severe disabilities.

This follows a ruling by the UK Supreme Court which found that the tax breached the human right to a home of a man whose housing benefit was reduced by 14%.

The man, known as RR, has a severely disabled partner and needs the additional bedroom to store medical equipment.

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a new report on Ageing and Mobility.

The research found that current transport systems are complex and fragmented and present a barrier to better ageing interventions. 

It found that there is a need for local and national government to own the problem and that leadership and collaboration are required for sustainable change.

8 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on the future commissioning of ‘help when people need it’ services.

The council is looking to procure these services for two main groups; those aged 18-64 and those aged 55+, as well as other citizens who live in the community and are not supported by the working age adults provision.

19 February, 2019

 

Blog written by Ailsa Cameron, Senior Lecturer in Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and Senior Research Fellow, NIHR School for Social Care Research

 

26 November, 2018

 

The government has announced a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund for organisations that support children and young people with their mental health.

The funding is for three years and is aimed at expanding and evaluating existing projects that are both successful and innovative and that:

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