Talks and seminars

Bristol Disability Equality forum are holding our Annual General Meeting, followed by a conference to discuss workplace pensions.

Drinks and nibbles provided, and all are welcome.

Please contact Helen Brittain on 0117 914 0528 or to book a place. Let us know your dietary and access needs, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.


See you there!

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 -
13:00 to 16:00

This exciting event will bring together residents, councillors and professionals involved in Neigbourhood Partnerships and the work that they deliver.  This resident led event will include workshops to explore:

Street champions / environmental action

Local walking strategies

Green Capital - what wlll legacy be for Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Partnership Boundaries after the Boundary Review

Working together with young people

Strategic communications - top tips for NP members

How to speak on the radio

Community Plans

Saturday, 24 October, 2015 -
10:00 to 15:45

Should we be free to offend? In the society we live in today, we have fought for equal human rights, the right to do, say, feel, think what we want. But what happens when we take advantage of those privileges? Do we perpetuate and escalate a culture of Religious hatred? Should a line be drawn? And if so, where? Or, should we be free to offend no matter the consequences?

- Sadia Azmat (Muslim female stand-up comedian)

- Tim Pemberton (BBC Executive- previously Senior Producer of BBC Religion & Ethics)

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 -
18:15 to 20:15

'Yusuf Can't Talk' is a performance created and performed by Somali mothers of children with autism. 

It tells the story of a mother who's son is diagnosed with autism. With no word for autism in the Somali language, she has little understanding of what this means and feels isolated from her community. She learns what the condition means and is able to find support with help from the organisation Autism Independence. 

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 19:00 to Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 20:00

An opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with other fellow fundraisers in the area.

The focus for this session will be:

Fundraising Surgery with Xuela Edwards

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 -
09:00 to 10:30
Organisations have to learn to adapt fast to be as effective as possible in their communities. In the social investment space, this has generated a wealth of options to achieve and deliver public benefit. This has included the development of community shares schemes, crowdfunded projects, social impact bonds, charity bonds, and social lending. The real challenge is to match the right investor with the right type of finance with the right kind of organisation.
Thursday, 29 October, 2015 -
17:00 to 19:00

Children aged four and over wait the longest for an adoptive family. Is four really too old? Could you be an adopter or long term foster carer for an older child?

If you are thinking about providing children aged four and over with a loving home through adoption or long term fostering, come along and find out more!

We recognise that choosing to adopt is not a decision that can be made lightly or quickly.

Wednesday, 21 October, 2015 -
18:30 to 20:00

Join Milestones Trust to investigate the links between nutrition, growing and preparing food and health and social benefits.

Milestones Trust is a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia, and we want to share our story of how food has changed the lives, in terms of health and happiness, of staff and service users.

We will hear from food specialist Francine Russell and dietitian Sharon Sexton, who will discuss the importance and enjoyment of good nutrition when cooking with people with long term conditions.

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015 -
14:00 to 15:30

Communications are vital to every charity’s work for a better world. Yet too often comms and marketing are seen as the icing on the cake: the nice-to-have optional extra that promotes the 'real' business of charities.

Attend this seminar and find out how you can make the case for why comms deserves strategic focus and investment.

Friday, 16 October, 2015 -
13:30 to 16:00

Bristol BME Voice and the Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality steering group invite you to a free event that will update on the Manifesto for Race Equality

Additionally you can find out what agencies are doing to improve employment and training opportunities for BME communities through positive action.

Join us for discussion, presentations, to share your ideas to help influence what’s happening, and to network, food will be provided following the event so it is essential to book.

Thursday 15th October 2015 , 2pm – 4.30pm

Thursday, 15 October, 2015 -
14:00 to 16:30


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