We will be using this blog to provide 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.
Our current day services are highly valued – but are large day centres a model of care that people will want to buy in the future – when more people can exercise choice and control over how their personal budget is spent? Our in-house day centres are currently operating at an average of 70% capacity. There are also a significant number of services already provided in the community. We need to make sure that day opportunities provide value for money and are as effective at meeting people’s needs as possible.
We are asking service users, their families, friends, independent sector providers and staff who work in day services for their views on the future of day opportunities in Bristol. We want to know what kind of opportunities people want in the future and what their priorities are.
Have you filled out our Day Opportunities consultation questionnaire?
We are now holding a series of meetings with service users, their families and staff to gather their views and opinions.
This week we are meeting with:
- Service users and carers at The Peer Support Service Quaker Central Meeting House.
- Staff at Bristol 600, Lockleaze/Eastville and St George Day Centres.
Full details of forthcoming events are listed in the Day Services Consultation Timetable of Events.
We will keep you updated on the outcomes of the meetings on this page.
Please respond to the consultation using the questionnaire .
If you have comments or questions about the information in the weekly updates, please join the discussion.