Carers Week is 8-14 June and the theme is making caring visible. Join us in recognising the massive contribution carers make to families and communities.
For COVID-19 guidance and resources, visit our regularly updated webpage.
Online Cafe for carers of inpatients
Wednesday 10 June
2pm – 3pm
We are launching our first virtual ‘Carers Cafe’ for carers of patients staying in the BRI, Southmead and South Bristol Community Hospital. If you would like to book a place or find out about future dates, get in touch with our hospital liaison team:
Carers Assessments Zoom Webinar – Why Get One?
Thursday 11 June
10.30am – 11.30am
Join Jan Mussi and Neil McIntosh from Carers Support Centre and Julie Bonehill of Bristol City Council, for an online Q&A session about carers assessments. You will be able to ask your questions about carers assessments and Jan, Neil and Julie will answer them live.
Now is the time to have an up-to-date carers assessment to look at your support needs and develop a plan for the future. Bring your questions about anything you want to know about carers assessments. This webinar is for Bristol and South Glos carers alike.
Participating is easy!
- First, register yourself for the webinar by clicking here.
- You will then need to download the Zoom video client on your computer by clicking here.
- When the meeting starts on 11 June at 10.30am, click on the link provided via email to join the webinar. The email link will be sent you to once you have registered.
- If you have a question for us, remember to include it before registering.
Some of our local carers share their stories of caring through COVID-19.
Carina also shares her experience of having to take her dad to A&E in lockdown with the Bristol Post.
Carers open meeting videos
This Carers Week marks our first ever online open meeting. A selection of short videos will be provided by the key speakers who would have presented in person at the Vassall Centre.
Julie Sharma, Director of Transformation at Sirona Care and Health, talks about Sirona’s commitment to carers, her experiences of caring for her father-in-law and setting up a people’s council with carers representatives.
Wendy Francis, Mindfulness meditation teacher and our very own Counselling Coordinator, has made a series of mindfulness sessions for Bristol Mind so you can practice mindfulness in the comfort of your own home.
Bristol carer, Carina Andrews shares some wellbeing and mental health tips for caring through COVID-19.
Throughout the week, we will be sharing young carers’ stories of caring through COVID-19 on our young carers social media pages.
You can listen to the BBC Radio Bristol interview with young carer, Saffan and Young Carer Service Manager, Kama McKenzie on BBC Sounds. The interview starts at 2:52:00.
Please find more information here