BANES Parent Carers Voice & Banes CC Joint Commissioning Workshop 9th March 2021 BPCV & Banes CC have been working together to create a Transition Pathway document for parent carers and young people going through transition to adulthood services. On the 9th March we had a successful joint workshop with Banes Strategic Commissioners, Health Professionals, Mental & Social Health Leads and Parent Carers with a further workshop coming soon. We also have a BPCV Representative attending the Strategic Transitions Board Meetings. If you would like to help in the shaping of this Transitions into Adulthood Policy please contact us by email Parentcarersvoice@gmail.comRead More →

BANES Parent Carers Voice has been working with Gemma Vittozzi in the redesigning of the Rainbow Resource which will  merging with 1 Big Data Base and Wellbeing Options. The new merges sites are currently under development and will be hopefully finished by the end of April. Gemma would like parent carers feedback on the new site. Comments and feedback Also links posted on BPCV FB page and web pages for parent carers comments.Read More →

BANES Parent Carers Voice Minutes of Steering Group Meeting Held on Monday15th March, 11.00-12.00 Attended;       Sue Mennear, Kate Rowe, Wendy Davey, Gay Griffin, Sophie Sidonio, Marianna Zatkova, Jane Eades, Annie Carpenter Apologies;      Tamsin Green, Julie Guymer, Kirsty Evered, Rachel Thomas   Welcome and intro (Wendy/Kate/Sue) Sue raised concerns that BPCV was not evidencing enough strategic work and would require associate help put in place to receive the next grant funding.   What has gone well this year (Sue) BPCV had done good work with our recent  Transition Workshop and the Rainbow Resource redesign.   Building capacity and increasing parent carer engagement in decisionRead More →

Banes Parent Carers Voice & Banes CC Joint Transitions Workshop Held on Tuesday 9th March (via zoom) 10.00-12.00   Attended         Nakita Singh, Banes Strategic Commissioning Officer, Transitions Rebecca Potter, Banes Commissioning Manager Transition Services & Direct Payments Margaret Fairbairn, Commissioner Children’s Emotional Health Siobainn Chaplin, Operations Manager, Off the Record, Banes John Mark Poppleston, Head of Adult Mental Health, Oxford Gemma Vittozzi, Banes Local Offer/Rainbow Resource, 1BigDataBase, Welbeing Options Jon Piechowicz, Social Care Banes Virgin Care Wendy Davy – Contact Associate Gay Griffin – BPCV Chair Marianna Zatkova – BPCV Treasurer Annie Carpenter – BPCV Admin Filippa Ross –   BPCV Steering Group Member Janes EadesRead More →

!9th February 21 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting – **Cancelled** 19th March 21 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 16th April 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 21st April 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 27th April 10.00-12.00 AGM 18th June 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 16th July 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 20th August 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 17th September 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 15th October 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 19th November 10.00-12.00 Steering Group Meeting 17th December 10.00-12.00 Steering Group MeetingRead More →

BPCV representatives have been on the interview panel for 2 posts where the roles relate to parent carer services.    BPCV Reps have also attended a meeting with senior representatives of the Department of Education and the Department of Health with Rosemary Collard. At that meeting we were able to feedback on how lockdown affected parent carers of school age children and young people, but also carers of adults with special needs. PCV representatives met with Rosemary prior to the meeting so that together with BANES we could send a joint message about reducing and regulating the volume of updates received from central government.   Read More →

As well as helping to develop the Rainbow Resource and helping create a dedicated Autism page, BPCV have also helped in the renaming and the results are now in…. and the name for the new site will be Live Well B&NES: Information for all.   We will let you all know when the new site is up and running for you to use and share across the Bath and North East Somerset communityRead More →

Banes Parent Carers Voice Minutes of Meeting held on Friday 22nd January 2021, 10.00-12.00 (via zoom)   Welcome, Introductions and apologies for absence Apologies: Rachel Thomas, Kirsty Evered, Julie Guymer, Filippa Ross, Ruth Burrows Attending: Gay Griffin, Marianna Zatkova, Tamsin Green, Annie Carpenter   Minutes / Notes of the last meeting Matters arising from the last meeting. All agreed and okay.   Matters Arising from the minutes / notes All actions completed.   Chair’s Report   Policy Review (Terms of Reference) Agenda item will be carried forward to next Steering Group Meeting.   Treasurers Report (Budget adjustments, Asset Register) Annie has started Asset Register andRead More →

This year has been incredibly hard for parent carers. We want to remind you that we are still here, and ready to listen and we are still your collective voice during these difficult times. We are still here for you! Please see our latest news, events and what we are working on via our webpage, or our Face Book page BANES Parent Carers Voice. We can also be contacted by telephone on 07985765720 Gay Griffin Chair, 07985765749 Annie, Admin, Marianna 07985766750 Treasurer. ********************************************************************************************************************************** BANES Carers’ Centre has teamed up with BANES Parent Carers Voice to host a new Carer Cafe dedicated to parent carers!Read More →