Residential Services consultation

Residential services logoThis blog to provides weekly updates on the Residential Services consultation which started on December 1st 2011 and will close 29th February 2012. You can find out more about the consultation and read related documents on our consultation finder database.

This week we have been meeting with staff, residents and families at:

  • Hayleigh a residential home in Bedminster
  • Maesknoll a residential home in Hengrove
  • We also held an open meeting at The Council House

Comments and issues raised this week include:

  • What would happen if a private home closed and the council had no capacity to provide an alternative?
  • Can people move with their friends or out of Bristol to be closer to relatives?
  • Extra Care Housing is a possible alternative but this is not suitable for the many residents that have high levels of need.
  •  Many comments about a higher level of training, and a caring and positive ethos in council run homes. It is this rather than the built environment that is the most important factor for many people.

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

We have received 149 questionnaires about residential services 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

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