We have a Steering Group Meeting on Friday 11th December via zoom 10.00-12.00 (link to follow) STEERING GROUP MEETING AGENDA Dec 2020 Welcome, Introductions and apologies for absence Minutes / Notes of the last meeting Matters Arising from the minutes / notes Chair’s Report Policy Review (Finance policy) Treasurers Report Representatives’ Reports (from partnership meetings attended) Work plan review and calendar of events (Christmas party, Jan, Feb & Mar Zoom engagement meetings) Any other business Date and time of next meeting (any apologies in advance)Read More →

Did you catch BPCV’s Chair Gayna Griffen on ITV News last night? Gayna shared her story to highlight the impact coronavirus is having on unpaid carers. If you missed it, watch the clip here: https://bit.ly/3m6GdxH Well done Gayna.   https://bit.ly/3m6GdxHRead More →

Interview for New Childrens’s & Young People Complex Needs, Thursday 4th November  – Filippa Ross (BPCV Steering Group Member) I attended the interviews yesterday for the new Children and Young People Complex needs Clinical Coordinator role covering BANES and Wiltshire.  The role is intended to ensure continuous care runs more smoothly for families and works to join up the input from different departments and providers (Council/NHS/social services/education/mental health) to make things easier for families and to give a voice to children and young people in the process. I was on a panel with 4 other professionals from different disciplines and we saw 5 candidates. IRead More →

Hi, I’m Filippa and I represent PCV views at some of the official Local Authority and NHS professional meetings.I find this rewarding because I am able to put across the real views of carers to managers who make the policy and decisions that directly affect our parent carers on a local and even national level. It feels like we can make a difference. It’s great we are invited to these meetings and we are always looking for others who might want to attend them on behalf of PCV. It’s just one of the different roles and services in PCV. I find PCV friendly, welcoming, supportive, unjudgemental and great at highlighting the different resources out there for carers.Read More →

One of our Steering Group Members, Tamsin Green, has recently qualified as an IPSEA Life Line volunteer and will be available to help and advise parent carers.       Two of our Steering Group Members, Filippa Ross and Sophie Sidonio recently attended a virtual meeting with Keith Thompson, the South West representative for the Department of Education and a health representative.  Issues discussed were the return to school, transport, EHCP process delays, provision during covid good and bad. By Wednesday /tomorrow evening please, apologies for the short notice.  Further feedback and notes of the meeting will posted up soon. We are continuing to attendRead More →

Domiciliary Services, Personal Care at Home  BPCV are working with Vince Murrell to improve this service with no reduction of capacity. Vince would like any feedback of good or bad practice, along with any suggestions on improving this service. He will be looking at how the surrounding local authorities are using these services and will also be drawing up a list of approved agencies and provisions, to ensure consistency of care and personnel, and hopefully increasing the agency options.   Vince will produce a small Survey Monkey and more detailed information shortly.   Please send any feedback or queries to Vince Murrell direct Vincent_Murrell@BATHNES.GOV.UKRead More →

Banes Parent Carers Voice Minutes of Meeting, held via Zoom on 6th November 2020   Apologies     Julie Guymer, Sophie Sidonio     Attended      Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Jane Eades, Annie Carpenter, Ruth Burrows, Tamsin Green, Kirsty Evered     Apologies & Welcome             The group welcomed Vince Murrell, Banes Commissioner for Children’s Services.   Domiciliary Services, Personal Care at Home – Vince Murrell Vince is looking to improve this service with no reduction of capacity. Vince would like any feedback of good or bad practice, along with any suggestions on improving this service. He will be looking at how the surrounding local authorities are usingRead More →

Update on Meetings/Events Attended Interview for New Childrens’s & Young People Complex Needs, THURSDAY 4THNOVEMBER (VIA ZOOM) – Filippa I attended the interviews yesterday for the new Children and Young People Complex needs Clinical Coordinator role covering BANES and Wiltshire.  The role is intended to ensure continuous care runs more smoothly for families and works to join up the input from different departments and providers (Council/NHS/social services/education/mental health) to make things easier for families and to give a voice to children and young people in the process.   I was on a panel with 4 other professionals from different disciplines and we saw 5 candidates.Read More →