We have just read that Bristol City Councilb has responded to our calls for more support to those on Direct Payments. In particular they have set up a dedicated response for Direct Payment users, to ensure they have enough support and can access Protective Personal Equipment (packs are being made available).
Bristol City Council tells us they have also raised this nationally for advice – something else we asked them to do.
It is good to know that the Council is responding positively when we lay out what our coronavirus-related needs are.
Let us hope they continue to do so after the government suspends the Care Act!
This is a public health message from NHS Test and Trace
As part of the government’s coordinated response to Coronavirus, NHS Test and Trace has developed the new NHS COVID-19 app.
It is now available for download to all residents of England and Wales. We strongly recommend that everyone over the age of 16 downloads and uses it.
Download the ‘NHS COVID-19’ app from the App Store or Google Play. There is more information at https://covid19.nhs.uk
The app will help you to understand and manage your personal risk and reduce the spread of Coronavirus. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be.
The app requires operating system 13.5 or above if you have an Apple iPhone. It requires Android 6.0 or above if you have an Android phone. If your smartphone is not compatible, you can still access full support from the NHS Test and Trace service.
NHS Test and Trace
All individuals over the age of 16 who are registered with a GP in England and have provided an email address to the NHS are receiving this email. Some people will receive a text message instead, if an email address has not been provided.
Raking & Baking, running at St Werburghs Community Centre,focuses around inspiring people and giving them the tools to grow their own fresh food in small spaces and learning to cook fresh, organic, seasonal food from scratch. The course is offered free, with a small, optional donation towards ingredients. It uses the catering kitchen and perimeter gardens at the Community Centre. The course will be in-line with government guidelines for Covid-19.
Starting back with a mini 4 week course.
Every Thursday 10am-2pm, 1st Oct – 22nd Oct
Bookings must be made in advance by contacting St Werburghs Community Centre
Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has just launched its ‘We Belong’ project and will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions next week.
They will be holding two sessions on 30 September discussing issues and priorities of disabled women, and two on 1 October discussing priorities of disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Thank you for your interest in this survey! Please read through the below before commencing the survey:
What is this study about? Many disabled people rely upon and frequently use public transport. However, many disabled people also experience a number of difficulties or barriers in accessing public transport. Focusing on wheelchair users, in particular, this study aims to identify and understand the barriers currently faced by this specific group in accessing public transport in Bristol and the surrounding area. This study will also delve into the solutions that could be or have been put in place to mitigate against the barriers faced by wheelchair users in accessing public transport.
How will the information that I provide be stored? Participant data will be anonymised and untraceable to you through the use of pseudonyms. All data collected will be stored on a password-protected computer, for which only I will have access to.
Am I eligible to take part? You are able to take part in this study if you are a wheelchair user who lives in Bristol and the surrounding area of South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.
How long will the survey take? Depending on your answers, the survey will take around 10-15 mins.
Have any questions or concerns? Please contact: Samuel Cornelius-Light (email@example.com)
*Due to the use of survey logic, question numbers and sections may not follow sequentially as you proceed through the survey*
LunchBox Learning – Making Activities Disability Inclusive We will also be hosting a FREE Lunchbox Learning session on Friday for volunteers, coaches or anyone who would like to know more about making activities inclusive and raising their disability awareness!
Join our Disability Inclusion Team on Zoom on Friday 25th September, 1:00-1:45pm!
Double Donation Week is back, which means you can raise twice as much for Bristol Disability Equality Forum, when you shop with selected retailers until the 27th of September! Very, Ted Baker, Buyagift, Charlotte Tilbury, Groupon and many more are doubling their donations for one week only. The perfect excuse to do some shopping!
Double Donation Week is back! This week, you can raise twice as much for Bristol Disability Equality Forum, when you shop online using #easyfundraising. Very, Ted Baker, Buyagift, Charlotte Tilbury, Groupon and more are doubling donations until the 27th September. Head over to: http://efraising.org/6xOdfBWcEo