Are you interested in becoming part of the Bristol Citizens’ Panel?
The Panel has been running over 20 years but we need to add new members! It’s an online Panel where residents of Bristol are asked about their views and opinions on a wide range of issues. You will be asked to complete surveys up to 4 times a year and can leave the Panel at any time you choose.
Counvil;Bristol City Council’s housing delivery team is looking at early designs for new affordable homes on a small site located at 190-196 Romney Avenue. We are at the very early stages of this process and want to reach as many people in the community as possible. This project will be in your neighbourhood and we want your views to help us shape the design.
Bristol City Council is consulting on a number of changes to hackney carriage and private hire Licensing in Bristol. We are inviting views from the Taxi and Private Hire trade, people and groups representing the trade and its customers as well as members of the public.
If you would like a paper copy of this consultation, or the information in an alternative format please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 357 4900.
Bristol City Council is inviting views from children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), as well as the views of their parents and carers, on SEND services and provision. Your experience is really valuable to us. We will use your feedback to help us to improve SEND services and provision.
Bristol Disability Equality Forum Manager Laura Welti will be interviewed on BBC News this Monday (March 1st) about our joint campaign, in partnership with National Federation of the Blind UK, calling upon the government to withdraw its survey consultation about a new National Disability Strategy and start over again.
We’re doing this because there are so many problems with the survey as it is at the moment.
The letter of petition we have sent to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Disabled people, Health and Work, is signed by 112 organisations (including our own) and details some of the reasons why the government needs to start all over again, so it can consult properly with Disabled people’s organisations (including those like Deaf organisations, that represent a linguistic minority) and work with Disabled people in drawing up the survey so it is fully accessible to Disabled people, regardless of why they are categorised as such.
The interview can be seen live, 10.40am on the BBC News channel and BBC2
And do you live, work or study in Bristol? If so, we may be able to help.
We have been working with other groups in Bristol to fundraise money to help those who are struggling to pay their energy bills this winter. Different partners are supporting different communities. We are supporting those Disabled people who live, work or study, in Bristol (or just over the border) and struggling households in Bristol that include a Disabled person (of any age).
If this sounds like you, get in touch. You will have to be quick though as the pot of money available to help you has almost run out.
People aged 16–64 who are vulnerable because they have a range of conditions that increase their risk from COVID-19,
People recently added to the updated Shielded Patient List.
If you are aged 65–69. you can book an appointment at Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre or at one of seven local community pharmacies by visiting the national booking service or calling 119 – or you can wait to be contacted.
If you have underlying health conditions or have recently been added to the Shielding list, you will be contacted to book your vaccination appointment. Please do not contact the NHS.
We are a group of 3 Masters students at the University of Bristol. We are looking to speak to individuals with visual impairments who would like to get involved in our inclusive research and design project.
Our project aims to improve wayfinding within Bristol for individuals with visual impairments. To ensure our outcome meets the needs of our intended user, we want to gain insights into your experience of navigating and wayfinding.
What we need from you?
We are looking for both carers and people with visual impairments who would be willing to get involved in online interviews, sharing experiences and potentially mentally mapping out their journey. For those who enjoy their experience, further involvement in the design of the product/service is possible.
What participants can gain from the experience?
Participants will benefit from the end results of this project, which aims to improve accessibility within Bristol for the visually impaired. You will be able to offer the expertise of your experience, positively influencing the community around you.
If you would like to get involved in a short interview in the coming week(s), or know anyone with an interest in this project, please contact us at:
Shelby x Studios is launching their Open Call programme! They aim to provide creatives like you with paid opportunities to create content for their monthly art and activism e-magazine. They want to make applications as easy as possible, so they just ask for a quick first proposal. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
They are committed to making the application process as accessible as possible. If you would prefer to apply in another way that is more accessible to you, please contact Grace at email@example.com