BPCV Quarterly Update
On Sunday 22nd July we held our joint Summer Event with Sporting Family Change on the Bath Rec. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had lots of fun and games with parent carers and their families including a mile run and a rounders match.
Short Breaks Recommission – We have had three parent carers attend the short break re-commissioning meetings. Please see below a short summary of the process from Tamsin Green, our BPCV parent carer representative.
1. As part of the SB recommissioning process, PCV representatives, including myself, have attended a number of meetings with the BANES Short Breaks Strategic Commissioning Officer and current SB providers. I have also given written feedback on the draft SB specification. I have also arranged, together with The Carers Centre, consultation meetings with Young Carers and the SB Strategic Commissioning Officer to help devise ‘questions for providers’.2. The SB specification for providers has been drafted, and includes a number of amendments from previous years, including:
– holiday clubs for disabled CYP only (no siblings) the dates of which will be changed to suit families
– SB provision to include whole family outings – do not know what form this will take until SB providers come back to tender
– SB provision has been devised through consultation with parent Carers, and disabled CYP and their young carer siblings. This year the consultation included questions for providers from Young Carers only as there were no disabled CYP present at the meeting. Nevertheless, this is a good consultation model to follow at the next SB recommissioning.3. The specification, together with questions for providers, will now go out to tender. SB providers will answer questions (see 2. above) and this will go to the CYP panel.
BPCV Treasurer Role – We have had a change of Treasurer and would like to welcome Marianna Zatkova as our replacement. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cora Fisher for all her hard work in her previous role as our Treasurer.
Going forward we have some more training with Kate Rowe (Contact) for the Steering Group Members at the Three Cafe, Three Ways School, Bath on Thursday 27th September. We are also continuing with our partnership with SFC with some of our members continuing to enjoy SFC’s weekly Gym Sessions in their venue in Bath (Details of this can be found under our resources page).
Please contact us via our contact page or contact Annie Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part in any of our events or would like to attend any meetings etc.