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Town Council - Local Initiatives



Grow Your Own Food

Grow your own food

Article 3661 | Published - February 10th, 2017


Blakeney Road Allotments

blakeney road allotment poster

Article 3645 | Published - February 6th, 2017


Local Young Carer in Awareness Raising Film

  Carers Support Centre has worked with young carers to make a short film, which has been sent to local primary and secondary schools. The film aims to raise awareness amongst teachers and pupils. Ask your local school to show this film! Young carers were involved in every aspect of putting the film together and you can watch it on Carers Support Centre website or You Tube channel.Ellie, from Bradley Stoke, is 14 years old and she cares for her brother who has Special Educational Needs. In the film she says:“Even though we spend a lot of our time in our caring roles and doing something a lot of people don’t do, we still have ambitions. We still have dreams we want to accomplish in the next couple of years or in the future.“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher but the special needs side of it came in when caring for my brother.”When she is asked ‘Does your caring role help or hinder you?’ she says:“I guess mine helps … because I will have the experience and I’ll know how to deal with more situations with other people. But I guess it hinders because I’ll have to be at university studying and I might not be able to get there or get all my work done.”Carers Support Centre works with schools to help make sure young carers are identified and support is put in place to help them manage. The charity already works with 32 schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including Bradley Stoke Community School and Patchway Community College – and hopes to work with more. Carers Support Centre is a charity based in Bristol and South Gloucestershire that provides specialist support to carers, including children aged eight to 18. This includes one-to-one and family support, carers’ groups, respite activities, short breaks and training.There are likely to be young carers in every school and college, but many remain unidentified. In a Carers Trust survey, 39% said that nobody in their school was aware of their caring role.Young carers are a group who rarely ‘self-identify’. This is often because the child is unaware that they are carrying out a caring role or the family fears, when the child’s caring role comes to light, public services will intervene and they will be separated.Keith Sinclair, Chief Executive of Carers Support Centre, said:“We want people to understand how difficult it can be for young carers to realise their hopes and dreams for the future unless they have the right support in place.“Young carers miss out on their childhood. They can often become isolated due to caring duties, missing out on playing, seeing friends and other leisure activities. They can often miss lessons and as a result, can struggle to keep up with school work and not achieve their potential. They can also suffer from bullying at school.”Young carers sometimes experience physical health problems due to heavy lifting, poor nutrition and lack of sleep. They also often suffer from mental health issues too, including stress, anxiety, low confidence and low self-esteem.Keith Sinclair concludes, “Many young carers have no choice but to look after parents and other family members, and many take on this responsibility without a second thought. It is crucial that young carers get the support and help they so desperately need.”

   You can watch the film on Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlHpsYRhChA

   A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, has mental health issues or misuses drugs or alcohol.

About Carers Support Centre
Carers Support Centre is a charity based in Bristol and South Gloucestershire that provides specialist support to carers, including children aged eight to 18. This includes one-to-one and family support, carers’ groups, respite activities, short breaks and training. Carers of any age can contact the charity for support.CarersLine: 0117 965 2200
carersline@carerssupportcentre.org.uk ,www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

 

 

 

Article 3636 | Published - February 1st, 2017


Patchway Garden Society

 SPRING 2017 PROGRAMME

 All are welcome to our evening meetings in the Casson Centre, Rodway Road, on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start. Refreshments and raffle at each meeting.

 Monday 20 February:       “Lilies & Spring Bulbs”, talk by David Everett

 Monday 20 March:        “Spring Flowers”, talk by George Always

 Tuesday 18 April:          Plant Sale & American Supper with discussion on future events and speakers

  

 

For further information on the Society, please contact the Secretary,

Joe Hicks on 01454-501278 or Treasurer, Kath Harris on 0117-969-5275

Article 3633 | Published - January 31st, 2017


Carers Information

Groups for Carers

A carer is anyone who helps look after someone in their family or a friend. They could be ill, disabled, have mental health problems or be misusing drugs or alcohol.Isolation and loneliness is something that many people face as a result of their caring responsibilities. By putting the person they look after first, carers often no longer have the time to see other friends and family.

 They may also feel unable to talk to colleagues about their caring responsibilities or have to leave work altogether. The extra costs of caring and fall in income many carers face may mean they cannot afford social activities anymore. Or it can just seem like no-one understands their situation.Peer support from other people who understand can help many carers feel less alone.  Carers Support Centre provides opportunities for carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire to get together.

 Support groupsCarers Support Centre runs a number of support groups for carers. These are facilitated by staff and are a safe place for carers to off load their worries, share experiences and gain useful knowledge, with a lot of laughter along the way. The groups have relaxing activities and interesting speakers – covering topics such as power of attorney, choosing a care agency and stress management.One carer said, “I have found the variety of speakers and interaction with other carers very useful.”These support groups are drop-ins, so there is no need to book: just turn up.

There is a support group for carers in the Patchway area at Callicroft House, Patchway Council Office on Roadway Road. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month 1.30-3.30pm.There is also a group for parents who care for children and young people with disabilities and special needs. This group usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm, at the 169th Bristol Scout Group Hut on Tranmere Avenue in Brentry. In February the group meets on Wednesday 22nd.Carers Support Centre also runs support groups for carers who look after someone with mental health issues:

For carers of people with dementia on the first Wednesday of every month 10.30-12.30, in The Coppice at Callington Road Hospital in Brislington. Carers wishing to attend should contact CarersLine 0117 965 2200.For carers of people with mental health problems on the second Tuesday of every month 7-9pm, at Carers Support Centre in Fishponds. Carers wishing to attend should contact Marilyn 0117 937 5622.For carers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder on alternate Tuesdays 7-9pm, at Rethink Mental Illness on City Road in St Pauls. In February the group meets on the 14th and 28th. Carers wishing to attend should contact Tracey 07922 746287.

Activity groups Activity groups aim to bring together carers with a common interest. Each group meets monthly and is supported by volunteers who are passionate about creating opportunities for carers to take some time out.Crafty Carers meets at Badminton Gardens on Beaufort Road in Downend, second Monday of every month 2-4pm.Carers Book Club meets at Christchurch Youth HUB building in Downend, third Tuesday of every month 11-12am.To join an activity group contact Holly Thomas 0117 958 9984 hollyt@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

To find out more about groups for carers and Carers Support Centre see www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk or contact CarersLine 0117 965 2200

Article 3580 | Published - January 12th, 2017


Creative Arts Courses

Creative Arts Courses – Remapping your life

Give your wellbeing a boost!  Make new friends!  Lose yourself in creativity for an hour!  Try a range of fun and gentle arts activities including music, writing, crafts and more.  No experience of art needed!

Tuesdays 6.30pm – 8.00pm at Patchway Library

Creative Cafe welcoming older people and those with memory loss

A sociable space to meet, create, reminisce and reimagine!  Try a range of fun and gentle arts activities including music, writing, crafts and more – carers welcome to participate too.  No experience of art needed!

Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm at Patchway Library

For more information contact Donna Baber on 07840 663616 or e-mailarts.libraries@gmail.com

 

Article 3578 | Published - January 6th, 2017


Volunteer Centre New Opening Hours 2017

volunteer-bureau-2017

Article 3559 | Published - December 21st, 2016


PATCHWAY TWINNED WITH CLERMONT L’HERAULT AND GAUTING

 CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!

 The Committee would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and good health and fortune in the New Year.  We have very much appreciated your support during 2016 and look forward to seeing you in 2017.Joyeux Noël et les felicitations pour le Nouvel An! 

Glückliches Weihnachten und wünscht am besten für das Neujahr!

 ANNUAL DINNER You are invited to join us for our annual dinner at Filton Golf Club on Friday 10 March at 7.30 pm.  This is always a very enjoyable evening and we look forward to seeing you.   The menu is attached as well as the directions for reaching the golf club.  The cost per person will be £17.Bookings will be taken by Ann Davies, so please contact her on 0117-969-3076 with your menu choices. Door to door transport will be available by Patchway Minibus.

15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TWINNING WITH GAUTING  In 2017 we will celebrate our 15th anniversary of signing the twinning charter with Gauting.   There will be a visit from Gauting to Patchway in May and a visit from Patchway to Gauting in October and all our members are welcome to take part in these visits. From 17-21 May the Mayor of Gauting will visit Patchway with a group of Council representatives and twinning members. We are planning a programme involving schools and the youth centre as well as visits to places of interest and a dinner to which all are welcome.   We will be pleased to receive offers of accommodation for our visitors so please do get in touch if you are able to help with this.From 5-8 October we have been invited to visit Gauting and please do let us know if you would like to be part of this visit.

BRISTOL-HANNOVER TWINNING CONFERENCE The Bristol-Hannover group are holding a Town Twinning Conference in Bristol in May and some members of the Committee plan to attend. If any member would be interested in meeting other town with German twins, please contact the Secretary for more information.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION If you were not able to attend the AGM in July, you can send your membership subscription to our new Membership Secretary. Please send a cheque made out to Patchway Twinning Association for £5 individual or £10 family/group/school to Mr. T. Counsell, 70 Worthing Road, Patchway, BS34 5HX. We do appreciate the support of all our members.For more information go to www.patchway-twinning.org.uk

Article 3555 | Published - December 20th, 2016


Flu Vaccinations

The flu vaccination is currently available to help protect adults and children at risk of flu. Flu can be unpleasant,but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However in certain people such as:
. Anyone aged 65 and over
. Pregnant women
. Children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly heart or respiratory disease)
.Children and adults with weakend immune systems.
Anyone in these groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications, such as pneumonia(lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them . If you , or someone you care for , are entitled to a free flu jab, contact your GP today. For more information see.www.nhs.co.uk/flu

Article 3515 | Published - November 16th, 2016


Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity: Sitting service and companionship

South Gloucestershire

Monday to Friday, mornings or afternoons

Do you enjoy building relationships with new people and want a rewarding role where you make a real difference? Carers looking after a family member or friend give invaluable care and support, so regular time-out is important to enable them to ‘recharge the batteries’.We are looking for volunteer companions to enable carers to take a regular break, by spending quality time with the person they care for.Volunteers will be friendly, reliable and trustworthy. You will be sociable and enjoy the company of others. Additionally volunteers need to be sensitive, caring and compassionate.

If this sounds like the ideal volunteering role for you, please contact:

Marilyn Crump

Sitting Service Coordinator

Tel: 0117 937 5622 or 07722 283 672

Email: MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

 

Carers Support Centre provides information and advice to carers of any living in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.

Article 3473 | Published - October 28th, 2016