Disabled People Listening Event Friday 10th July 2pm-4pm

Come along and join Laura,our Forum Manager, at this event.

The Disabled People Listening Event scheduled in for Friday 10th July, 14:00-16:00 has now gone live and can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/listening-event-for-disabled-people-your-views-on-healthcare-during-covid-tickets-111291150828

What are your experiences of accessing and using healthcare services during lockdown and the coronavirus outbreak?

Coronavirus has meant that there have been many changes to healthcare services, such as using more technology and telephone appointments, and prioritising certain services. We would like to learn more about how these changes have affected Disabled people, what has worked well and where we could improve.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is holding a listening event on Zoom for Disabled people, for those living with physical impairment visual or deaf/hearing impairment and those living with learning difficulties, to find out your views on how healthcare has changed.

Please note the event will be limited to 60 participants, therefore only 60 tickets will be available. However, if we do reach capacity, the next 10 people who register interest can go on to a waiting list and will be contacted if a space opens up. *Please note that if you are planning to join the event as a facilitator or speaker you do not need to register via Eventbrite.

More of Bristol’s Public Toilets Re-open

From Monday 6 July, toilets at St George Park, St Andrews Park and Brandon Hill Park will reopen, joining public toilets at Ashton Court, Blaise Estate and Oldbury Court that are already open. These toilets will be cleaned regularly throughout the day to ensure they are safe for staff and residents.

This is great news for Disabled people, older people, many women, and parents of young children, as some have not felt able to go to a park because of the lack of toilets. Too often it is a lack of knowledge, or consideration, and a failure to fully value inclusion (like closing toilets) that leads to creating disadvantage.

Two new temporary toilet blocks have also been placed in Queen Square and by the Amphitheatre. These toilets are now open between 10am-10pm, and are cleaned throughout the day . The toilets are closed overnight.

Let’s hope more are opened soon.

New Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

Packed with over 180 reviews of accessible and inspiring days out, there’s something for everyone in theRough Guide to Accessible Britain. The Guide aims to inspire and support people with diverse needs in enjoying the best of Britain’s attractions – whatever their disability.

The perfect tool for Motability Scheme customers wanting to explore the UK, the revamped Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is free to download or view online.

Now in its 10th year, the Guide is an ideal planning tool for anyone with access needs and now also includes information for visitors with more hidden conditions such as autism or mental illness. Every venue in the Guide is reviewed by Rough Guides’ team of writers, who either have a disability themselves or visited the venue with disabled friend or family member.

The Guide provides clear and helpful advice to highlight the very best inclusive and accessible days out for people of all abilities, from museums and art galleries, to wildlife parks and gardens.

View the Guide online.

Download your free Guide.

Making Change Happen Drop-in, South Bristol

Making Change Happen logo with coffee cups

Making Change Happen is The Forum’s new peer-support project led by Disabled and older residents.

The groups are open to anyone who identifies as Disabled or is an elder with impairments, and considers themselves to be on a low income.

We are holding some drop-ins in February 2019 so that you can:

  • Find out more about the project
  • Meet people and share your ideas
  • Have your say on the issues that matter to you