South Glos Parent Carers

Take care of yourself as though you are someone you are responsible for caring for. Get your FREE flu jab!

Take care of yourself as though you are someone you are responsible for caring for.  Get your FREE flu jab!

Who cares for the carer? Have you considered what would happens should you go down with flu this winter? Not all carers are aware that if you receive carers allowance or are an unpaid carer for a person with disability or an elderly person, you are entitled to a free flue jab.

NEWSFLASH: New SEND Strategy is now live and available online!

NEWSFLASH: New SEND Strategy is now live and available online!

The results of your amazing contributions, read it here!

So many of our community contributed to the SEND strategy participation work we had carried out, attending meetings or having filled in surveys online.  Thank you so much for taking the time to express your views and thoughts on what the local authorities' SEND priorities should be over the coming 5 years.

9 Out Of 10 Family Carers Experience High Levels Of Stress New Report Shows

9 Out Of 10 Family Carers Experience High Levels Of Stress New Report Shows

A new report released by Mencap today, a review 10 years on from their 2006 report highlights how a decade on many families caring for a loved one with a learning disability still feel pushed to breaking point.

SGPC & The New Autism Health Care Pathway

SGPC & The New Autism Health Care Pathway

You may have caught wind of how we have been attending meetings and have been busy gathering and sharing your views and our feedback on the design of a new Autism Health Care Pathway for South Glos and Bristol.  Last month in December we attended the Community Child Health Partnership's launch of the pathway.

What do you do if you need to use a loo? The Challenge of Finding an Accessible Public Toilet.

What do you do if you need to use a loo? The Challenge of Finding an Accessible Public Toilet.

It is common place to find baby changing facilities and disabled toilets, but as we at SGPC HQ and our community know, what on the surface looks like needs being met doesn't actually meet the needs of all our members.  Disability is diverse and the accessible standard is not enough.

It Really is a Really Useful Guide!

It Really is a Really Useful Guide!

Let us set the scene, you have been parachuted into an unknown land without notice, the people around you are speaking a language that is unfamiliar and confusing, you didn't know you would be here so you weren't able to plan or prepare or buy that helpful Lonely Planet Guide for your journey.  You know you have to make it to a destination and need the help of others to get there, but you don't know who they are, who is out there