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At Home Participation meeting – 06/02/2020

The council is putting together plans for how to improve the SEN service after the recent inspection. As part of this, there will be an At Home Participation meeting at the Parent Carer Forum offices on the 6th February from 10.30 to hear parent carer views on the Local Offer. Marilyn, the new Local Offer […]

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January Support Groups

Following the inspection at the end of last year, we have a busy time coming up where we will be working with Bristol City Council and the NHS to create a Written Statement of Action to show how the council and health will improve services and how they work with parent carers.  We have a lot […]

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Education and EHCP process – 29/01/2020

We will have a member of the SEN team from Bristol City Council coming to talk about Education.  Please click here to book your place.  We will be holding our Steering Committee Group Meeting after this discussion group from 1pm – 2pm, we’d love you to stay if you’re interested in participating.  Please click here to book.

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Special school short breaks – 16/01/2020

Does your child attend New Fosseway, Claremont, Briarwood or Kingsweston?  If so we’d love you to come along to our At Home Participation meeting next Thursday 16th January, 10.30am – 12.30pm to give your opinions and help shape the Short Breaks holiday scheme. Please click here to book your place.

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Bristol Women’s Voice survey

We are part of a project to collect the voice of women from across Bristol, and we want the voice of parent carers to be heard loud and clear. We will be holding groups in North and South Bristol in January and February, and here is a survey so that your voice can be heard: […]

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Bristol’s Local Offer survey

Bristol’s Local Offer is a resource of information for children and young people (0-25 years old) with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND), as well as for their parents and carers, and professionals. We want to make Bristol’s Local Offer better for everyone, with information you want in the place you want to […]

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INMSS Framework parent carer survey

This survey aims to collect the views of parent carers whose children have special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) and attend a for profit/private or independent school. Bristol is leading a consortium of councils who are developing a framework which will enable us to purchase these placements whilst complying with procurement regulations. The framework […]

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Carers Support Services: Commissioning Plan, Consultation and Carers Strategy Engagement

Bristol City Council is consulting on the future of the Carer Support Services (for adults) and seeking views on a new Carers Strategy. The accepted definition of a carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or an addiction cannot cope […]

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Your experience and views are valuable

We hold ‘At Home’ participation meetings at our offices in Redfield on a monthly basis. At these meetings, we invite all of our member Parent Carers, together with the NHS or Council, to come to our offices to co-produce new services or consult with us about changes to services. With many of the services we […]

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Come and get some support in the New Year

We now have Support Groups in three locations, Central Bristol (Redfield), North Bristol (Henbury), and South Bristol (Knowle). They are a great way to meet other parent carers with a wealth of experience but also to get advice, help with form filling, and if there’s anything we can’t help with, we are sure to know […]