We are a friendly group of parents who care for children and young people with disabilities and special needs in Bristol. Our goal is to work in partnership with authorities in Bristol to shape the services provided for our children and ourselves. With the help of all parents these initiatives are more likely to be successful in bringing about positive changes for parent carers and their children living in Bristol.
You can download a Welcome letter explaining what we do and how you can get involved - in English, and in the 10 most common other languages used in Bristol.
There is a lot of change going on for our families at the moment. Bristol Council is consulting on a new strategy for how it helps children with additional needs, and our reps are working closely with professionals on this. Health services are also undergoing a reorganisation (at the top level, the CCG) and our reps are also working with these professionals.
We are involved in a range of activities and projects to shape the future of services provided because as you know, the right thing isn't always happening, and the right way isn't always adopted. We make sure the voice of parents are heard by the professionals to help improve these services.
You can sign up on our contact pages to receive our newsletter, and you can send us your concerns so we can delier them to the right place in the council and health.
There's also regular updates on our Facebook page (see left) and on our What's On for Bristol Parent Carers page, so please follow these.
Nick Flaherty, Chair, Bristol Parent Carers