This blog provides 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.
Over the past week we have been consulting with service users and their families at:
- St George Day Service for people with learning difficulties in east Bristol
- Lockleaze Day Centre – a day centre for disabled people in north Bristol
- Dovercourt – a resource and activity centre for adults with learning difficulties in Horfield.Comments and issues raised this week include:
- Staff are worried about losing their jobs
- Drop-in centres provide somewhere people can go if they have difficulties or just need a bit of support. They are an important low-level support enabling people to be as independent as possible.
- Familiarity and continuity of staff that people know and trust is important for people with complex needs
Lanercost Network Day
In response to issues and questions raised by staff during the consultation a Network Day is being held this week at Lanercost – a resource and activity centre for adults with learning difficulties.
Around 150 staff are expected to attend the event to explore ways to offer more flexible and person-centred services in the future. Workshops cover topics including employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities, community inclusion, social enterprises and advocacy services.
The day also involves a performance on service quality by the Misfits Theatre Group, media presentations on personal budgets, an open discussion on Employment and a chance to Ask the panel.
Tell us what you think
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