Help CoProduce Care and Manor Community to get the voices of people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health be more represented in Social Care

CoProduce Care CIC and Manor Community are looking for the views of anyone in the West of England accessing care due to Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health and any other complex need affecting capacity.

By answering some short, anonymous and completely sensitive questions you can help them tell councils what you want to see change in care services. If you would like someone to help you fill out the survey, this is absolutely fine and they have hard copies and easy-read versions ready too. There are no wrong answers and they are more than happy to chat about anything to do with our research!

All the information can be found here:

The online survey can be found here:

If you would rather complete the survey on paper CoProduce Care have Easy Read and translated versions available, or you can tell them your answers over the phone, just get in touch at:

Coronavirus Testing Sites and Mobile Vans

Close up photo of a doctor's hands with protective gloves and PPE suit, holding a rapid test device.

Up to one in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading it without knowing. Lateral flow (rapid) tests help us identify people who do not have symptoms and are highly infectious.

Rapid tests are available to everyone in Bristol through:

Bristol Rapid Testing Centre, Wellington Road just off the M32 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm with last entry to the site at 6.20pm. Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 1pm with last entry to the site at 12.20pm

Local pharmacies

Your school or college

Order online at GOV.UK

Some local sports venues and leisure centres

The new mobile testing unit at St Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Bishopsworth. This testing site is operating on an appointment-only basis and is open Monday to Saturday, from 9am until 3pm.

Bristol City Council’s Public Health Department are running mobile testing vans that are in various locations. See below for information on where and when.

Morning slots (9am to 12 midday):

Tuesday 10 August Tesco, Brislington, BS4 5AY
Tuesday 10 August Wellspring Shops, Beam Street, BS5 9QY
Wednesday 11 August Withywood Centre, BS13 8AQ
Wednesday 11 August Easton Leisure Centre, BS5 0SW
Thursday 12 August Morrisons Harcliffe, BS13 0BE
Thursday 12 August Lockleaze Hub, BS7 9FB
Friday 13 August Tesco Eastville, BS5 6XU
Friday 13 August Greenway Centre, BS10 5PY
Saturday 14 August Broadwalk Shops, BS4 2QU
Saturday 14 August St Weburghs Community Centre, BS2 9TJ

Afternoon slots (2pm to 5pm):

Tuesday 10 August Stockwood Shops, BS14 8PL
Tuesday 10 August St Pauls Learning Centre, BS2 8XJ
Wednesday 11 August Filwood Broadway shops, BS4 1JN
Wednesday 11 August Easttrees Medical Practice, BS5 6SA
Thursday 12 August Asda Whitchurch, BS14 0ST
Thursday 12 August St Peter’s Church, Lawrence Weston, BS11 0QE
Friday 13 August St George Park, Chalk Road Car Park, BS5 9AA
Friday 13 August Southmead Library, BS10 6AS
Saturday 14 August Tesco, Brislington, BS4 5AY
Saturday 14 August Horfield Leisure Centre, BS7 0XW

Sunday slots:

Sunday 15 August, 10am to 4pm at

Imperial Retail Park, BS13 7TJ
Morrisons Fishponds, BS16 3US

For more information, go to:

Public Consultation on Improving stroke care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Healthier Together logo - text reads 'Healthier Together' and then 'Improving health and care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire'.

Stroke services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire could be set to change as part of a consultation on proposed improvements.

Strokes can affect anyone at any age at any time.  It is a life threatening condition and the fourth biggest killer in the UK. 1 in 8 people who have a stroke die within a month. 1 in 4 die within a year.

The Proposals – put together by senior medical experts, staff and stroke survivors – include the creation of a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit at Southmead Hospital providing specialist emergency stroke treatment for everyone in the area.

Changes to ongoing hospital care are included, with the preferred option for a single specialist stroke unit at Southmead Hospital, although the option of an additional smaller unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary has also been put forward.

Two inpatient stroke rehab units are also being put forward – one on the Weston General Hospital site, and a second in either Bristol or South Gloucestershire.

A public consultation on the proposals will be running until 3 September.

To find out more about the proposals and have your say, visit