Opportunity to become Shelter’s new Women’s Peer Research Volunteer!

Shelter Become A Women's Peer Research Volunteer Flyer.

Shelter Bristol are recruiting for a new Women’s Peer Research Volunteer and have asked us at the Forum to promote the role.

You would conduct research into the issues women and families are experiencing when it comes to bad housing and homelessness.  The role would also involve you conducting research into the barriers that are preventing women from accessing the advice and support they need.

The role would take up seven hours a week for four months but can be fitted around your schedule. The job is home based and in the Bristol hub (in line with government guidelines).

To find out more about the role and to apply, go to: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/336399b8-c9ea-486f-9373-a6ae5212eb0e/Gvi/9c8ab3b5-86bd-471b-8587-3f4ba06138a7/1

Online Event from Graeae – Crips with Chips AT HOME

Crips With Chips Scratch Night Thinking Outside the Boxset From 8PM. Logo is the text with a packet of chips in the screen section of a television set.

Graeae Theatres are running an online version of their accessible scratch night “Crips with Chips”.

Join them for an hour of live entertainment online on Zoom for an evening of thinking outside the boxset from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday 20th April.

The event will include FIVE short palsy from Deaf and Disabled writers responding to a randomly assigned TV genre, from sci-fi to period drama.

The event will be audio described, BSL interpreted and captioned.

Tickets are FREE but you can donate to their Just Giving page. You can find out more about the online event and sign up to attend at: https://graeae.org/our-work/crips-with-chips-at-home/

Sign the Change.org Petition from Trina Thompson to Reverse ‘Don Not Resucitate’ Order for COVID-19 Patients with Learning Difficulties

Photograph of an empty hospital bedroom that includes a bed, visitor chair and other furniture.

We’re sharing an online Change.org petition created by Trina Thompson that is calling for the Government to reverse “do not resuscitate” orders on COVID-19 patients with Learning Difficulties.

People with Learning Disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by the care watchdog.

This is a serious human rights issue and cannot be allowed to continue in this day and age. We must join together and show we will not stand by and allow this horrific practice to continue. 

You can sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/matthew-hancock-mp-a-reversal-on-do-not-resuscitate-orders-for-covid-19-patients-with-learning-difficulties?cs_tk=Aic0k_c8OLHMACkOd2AAAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvFoxBiiz_5j_N5zVzHTcOAQ%3D&utm_campaign=49794ac4f5ec40f19b5e62007ccca251&utm_content=initial_v0_1_1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_term=cs

Big Changes for Bristol

Big changes are coming to Bristol over the next 9 years. These will include changes to transport, housing and jobs.


Please share and fill out our survey by April 14th to help us understand your priorities. Your answers will shape our response to the changes. Survey here.

You must identify as Disabled and live or work in Bristol to fill it in.

Thank you for your help.