Do you have a long-term health condition but do not ‘look disabled’? If so, you
are invited to the next meeting of the Hidden Impairments Access Group to discuss our Access Needs and what we are going to do to improve the situation for ourselves and other Disabled people.
This meeting will include a talk from Unchartered Collective’s Raquel Meseguer. Over 100 people with invisible conditions replied to Raquel’s survey last year, and to her question:’What would make your local arts centre truly accessible to you?’. She will share the 12 low tech ideas developed in response to the survey, the challenge she is making to public spaces to re-imagine how people use their space, and tell us about the Resting Network she is building with venues like the Watershed and the National Theatre.
Your chance to say what changes you think the Council should make to the Bristol Local Plan
The Council are asking for your views on how the Bristol Local Plan should be changed. The Bristol Local Plan Review will update their policies for deciding planning applications.
The Local Plan
The Council uses the Local Plan to make decisions about development in the city over the next twenty years, so this consultation is your chance to influence what is in it.
The reviewed Local Plan will help deliver the new homes and jobs we need, shape our city for the future and safeguard the environmental assets we value most.
Why Should I Reply to this Consultation?
As the Local Plan will be used to decide what gets built, this is your chance to make sure Disabled people’s needs are included in it.
Also, the Council will use the results of this consultation to decide what should go into a draft plan. They willthen consult on the draft plan later this year. This draft plan will include detailed policies and sites for development.
Please donate warm bedding and winter clothes to a local homelessness charity.
There are now many more homeless people in Bristol who need your support – including an increasing number of Disabled people.
It is winter and the nights are very cold.
As well as the number of people who cannot find an affordable home going up, the police have been forcing homeless people out of the city centre. Some have said the police are doing this because the city is going to be visited by an ‘important’ person.
We have been told the police are putting lots of the pillows, sleeping bags, duvets etc that homeless people rely on in the bin. They are also arresting some homeless people.
What To Do
We are asking you to check your cupboards for pillows, duvets and sleeping bags and camping or yoga mats you don’t use any more, and your bedrooms for winter clothing you don’t wear any more.
Once you have done that take them to a homelessness charity that you know, or the Julian Trust Nightshelter. Or check when a homelessness charity will be visiting homeless people and go there to hand over whatever you are donating.
Here are the contact details for a few of the organisations we know of.