Day Opportunities consultation

Day opportunities logoThis blog provides weekly updates on the consultation on Day Opportunities  in Bristol for people with learning difficulties, older people and people with physical and sensory impairment. The consultation started on December 1st 2011 and closes on February 29th 2012.  You can find out more about the consultation and read related documents on our consultation finder database.

Over the past week we have met with staff, service users and carers at:

  • Bristol 600 Day Centre in the south of the city
  • St George and Lawrence Link Day Centres in the east of the city
  • We also held an open meeting at council house.

Comments and issues raised this week include:

  • Day services provide an important support for carers, giving them time to themselves knowing that their loved one is safe.
  • People need somewhere to go to meet up and plan days, somewhere to go when it is raining or they just want time out.
  • How can we provide more employment opportunities for younger people with learning difficulties?
  • Younger people may want to access activities in the community, but frail older people want a ‘place’ to go to where they can integrate with familiar friendly people

Tell us what you think.  Fill out the questionnaire online.

We have received 257 questionnaires about day opportunities so far.

Equalities Meetings

In response to feedback and as part of our consultation we want to make sure we involve people from equalities groups.  We have therefore arranged 3 events to look at specific areas.

  • Tuesday 7th Feb 2012   18:00 – 20:00  Council House College Green  -  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Groups
  • Monday 13th February 2012   18:00 – 20:00 Council House College Green  -   Older and Disabled Community Groups
  • Wednesday 15th February 2012   15:00 – 17:00  Council House College Green -   Black Minority Ethnic Community Groups

If you wish to discuss any aspects of this invitation or confirm attendance please contact us using the consultation phone line 0117 352 1456 or e-mail
dayservices.consultation@bristol.gov.uk

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