Are you a Disabled person looking for a job in community development?

The Community Development Team in Bristol City Council is currently advertising 4 Community Development Practitioner roles and they would like to have applications from members of equalities groups.

To find out more visit their job webpage ( ) and search using the word “community” to find more information and apply – closing date is Sunday 4 October.

#WhoseBristol? – Complete our questionnaire for a chance to win a £100 voucher!


Take part in the #WhoseBristol? social survey to help community organisations across the city, Bristol City Council & the University of Bristol understand how to make Bristol work better for us all.

The survey takes only 15 minutes and you have a chance to win one of FIVE £100 or TEN £50 high street vouchers!

Join in to help make our city a more united and integrated place to live. Survey link here:

Bristol Disability Equality Forum have partnered with Community
Organisations across Bristol, Bristol City Council, and the University of
Bristol to explore our lives in Bristol. We all work hard to make Bristol
work, but Bristol doesn’t work the same for all of us.  Please help us
understand how Bristol works for you by completing our #WhoseBristol?
questionnaire.  It should take you about 15 minutes.

Please click here:
to complete our Questionnaire and to be entered into a prize draw to win
one of FIVE £100 vouchers or one of TEN £50 high street vouchers!

To be eligible you must live in Bristol or the areas around it and be at
least 18 years old. You can only complete the questionnaire and enter
the prize draw once.

The questionnaire will close on 20th September 2020.

Prize winners will be notified after the close of the questionnaire.

Thank you for your participation!

WhoseBristol? is a part of a larger project funded by the Economic and

Social Research Council called ‘Everyday Integration: The local
contexts, practices, and mobilities of integration’ (grant numberR100866-101).

For more about the project and its Partners, please visit

If you have any questions please email us at everyday-integration-

NHS Test and Trace : The Forum has been asked to share this message with you.

NHS Test & Trace

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

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.

NHS Test and Trace Privacy Notice

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St Werburghs Community Centre, Raking & Baking is back! sign up for this 4 week course of growing, cooking……Raking & Baking!

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

By phone: 0117 9551351

Or email:

Disability Rights UK (DRUK) will soon be holding a series of online discussions about the issues and experiences of Disabled Women and Disabled Women who are BAME.

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.

The links are below:

Disabled Women, Noon, September 30:

Disabled Women, 6:30pm, September 30:

Disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, Noon, October 1:

Disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, 6:30pm, October1:

DRUK are planning on holding further roundtables on other topics in the not to distant future, discussing such issues as employment, allies, young disabled people, and families .

If you have any questions or would like further information,

please contact Evan Odell on

or visit

The Commission on Social Security will be holding a workshop for Deaf BSL signers called ‘Social Security For All’ Thursday 1st October 2pm-3pm via Zoom.

To register for a place email:

The BSL invite is at

LaToya Grant tells Deaf BSL signers about the Experts by Experience Commission on Social Security and invites them to attend a workshop to give their views on the Commission’s first proposals.

You can now help fight the spread of Coronavirus by downloading the free NHS Test and Trace App onto your smartphone .

The new NHS Covid-19 app for Apple and Android devices has launched today and can be downloaded from your app store. The app is free and is part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and Wales.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in via QR codes.

The Thomas Poklinton Trust have been involved in ensuring that the app is as accessible as possible for blind and partially sighted people.

If you need access to information about the app in large print, braille or another format, you can request it by emailing .

The link below takes you to a BBC news story with more information.

UWE Bristol are conducting a survey wheelchair users experience of Bristol’s Public Transport

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 (

 *Due to the use of survey logic, question numbers and sections may not follow sequentially as you proceed through the survey*

Click the link below to take the survey: