Banes Parent Carers voice Minutes of Meeting Held on Monday 22nd October, at The Three Cafe, Three Ways School, Bath Apologies: Sophie Sidonio, Tamsin Green, Sharon Farrington Attended : Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Spinks, Jane Eades, Ruth Burrows, Kirstie Evered, Rachel Thomas, Annie Carpenter 1. Welcome & Introductions The group welcomed Gemma Vitozzi and Karina Kulawik. 2. Gemma Vitozzi – Rainbow Resource This site has been totally redone and updated with new features and search  methods ie; age categories, how to use video and  a whats happening page for current events. There are also links to their sister site, 1 Big Database. The RainbowRead More →

Minutes of Meeting 16th August 2018 10.00-12.00 The Carers Centre, Woodlands, Bath Apologies; Kirsty Evered, Claire Abrahams Attended; Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Ruth Burrows, Tamsin Green, Sophie Sidonio,  Rachel Thomas, Annie Carpenter, Sharon Farrington, Jane Eades, Sophie Spinks Welcome & Introductions New Treasurer Role Marianna Zatkova has stepped in to take over the Treasurer role vacancy. Claire Abrahams has designed a more up to date expense form for BPCV. The group agreed the new treasury position and also agreed that all expenses must be given in to Marianna by the end of each month.  It was decided that BPCV will arrange for the group toRead More →

Minutes of Meeting – Mon 2nd July 10.00-12.00, At The Three Cafe, Three Ways, Bath Apologies: Tamsin Green, Sophie Spinks, Cora Fisher, Jane Eades Present.   : Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Ruth Burrows, Annie Carpenter, Dee Chaddah   Welcome & Introductions – BPCV welcomed Dee Chaddah, Banes Children’s Strategic Commissioner to the meeting. Date of next meetings – Short Breaks Recommissioning, Tues 3rd July, 11.00-12.30 at the Civic Centre, Keynsham,          (Sophie S, Tamsin & Filippa)            BPCV Steering Group Meeting – Monday 16th July, 10.00-12.00 at the Three Cafe, Three Ways School, Bath. Dee           Chaddah and possibly Kay Sibley,Read More →

  Minutes of Meeting & AGM 16th April 2018 10.00-12.00 The Three Café, Three ways, School, Bath     Apologies           Sharon Farrington Attended            Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Kirsty & Andy Evered, Claire Abrahams, Tamsin Green, Sophie Sidonio, Jane Eades, Rachel Thomas, Ruth Burrows, Sophie Spinks, Cora Fisher, Annie carpenter, Gemma Vittozzi   Welcome & Introductions The group welcomed Gemma Vittozzi to the meeting.   Gemma Vittozzi – Rainbow Resource The group welcomed Gemma Vittozzi from the Rainbow Resource team. The Rainbow Resource provides online information for families with children and young people with special education needs and disabilities. The Rainbow Resource web page is currentlyRead More →

  Minutes of meeting 19th February 2018, 10.00-12.00 The Three Café, Three ways, School, Bath            Attended  Gay Griffen, Sharon Farrington, Cora Fisher, Marianna Zatkova, RuthBurrows Jane Eades, Rachel Thomas, Annie Carpenter, Andy & Kirsty Evered, Sophie Spinks     Apologies   Tamsin Green, Sophio Sidonio,Tracey Cadey,   Introductions and welcome BPCV welcomed Kath Fallon (Send Partnership), Jo (Bath Area Coordinator for Time2Share) and Jane Messer (Off the Record). Joining together with other Parent Carer Support Groups – Kath Fallon Kath suggested a twice yearly specific training events to bring together other parent carer and young people’s support groups with ourselves to that we canRead More →

  The Three Café, Three ways, School, Bath   Attended              Gay Griffen, Sharon Farrington, Cora Fisher, Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Sidonio, Jane Eades, Rachel Thomas, Annie Carpenter Apologies             Tamsin Green, Filippa Ross, Tracey Cadey, Sophie Spinks, Kirstie Evered Introductions and welcome BPCV welcomed Tracey Long, Bath Library Manger, to the meeting. Bath Library Redesign – Tracey Long Tracey went through the new plans for Bath Library and and asked the group for feedback and ideas for the Bath Library redesign. It is in the very early stages of redesign. Tracey will be visiting lots of groups for ideas/feedback in the coming months. Please send any ideasRead More →

Welcome to our new Chair Gay Griffin. Gay is a mum to three children. She has been a school governor and has been responsible for several fund raising committees when her children were young. Gay is also a volunteer at the Carers Centre as well as being a full time Carer. She is friendly, bubbly, enthusiastic and caring and will make a brilliant Chair for PCAH (or soon to be Banes Parent Carer Forum) It is with sadness we have had to say goodbye to Lorraine, who has retired from the role of the PCAH Facilitator. We had a surprise farewell and thank you lunch forRead More →