The Adult Mental Health Commissioner (Lucy Kitchener) and Adult Learning Disability Commissioner (Rebecca Potter) will be joining this event with parents and carers. This event is for parent/carers to talk about their experience of transitions for their young people (from children’s services to adult services) and to think about how we could improve their experience. It will be aimed at parents and carers of young people with a learning disability/autism and/or a mental health need. Agenda 10.00am – introductions 10.30am – Principles for good transitions  – What do we think should be the key principles for a transition to be a ‘good’ transition 11.15am –Read 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 →

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 →

BANES Carers’ Centre is teaming up with BANES Parent Carers Voice to host a new Carer Cafe dedicated to parent carers! As we move into a third lockdown, our thoughts have been with you. The pressure parent carers are facing during this time is huge, and we want to be able to help ease the load in some way for you. The virtual cafes will run every other Wednesday evening @ 8 pm, allowing you some time to talk to others who know exactly what you are going through, the challenges you face and the chance to share ideas to help us through this thirdRead More →

Minutes of Steering Group Meeting Held 11th December 2020   Apologies:     Julie Guymer, Sophie Sidonio, Kirstie Evered Attended:       Gay Giffen, Ruth Burrows, Marianna Zatkova, Annie Carpenter, Jane Eades   Apologies & Welcome The group welcomed Nakita Singh, Banes Children’s Commissioner for Transitions to the meeting. Transition Review – Nakita Singh Please see below for details and links. IMPORTANT Transition Survey Help improve services – tell us what you think Transition services As many of you know, ’Transition’ in this context, is when a young person turns 18 years old, and the services accessed change from children’s services to adult’s services. If a young person had aRead More →

This year has been incredibly hard for parent carers. We want to remind you that we are still here, and ready to listen, below is a reminder of what we do; We are a group of parent carers of children and young people with a range of disabilities in BANES.  We meet regularly with the aim of improving services and support for parent carers, their children and young people by raising awareness of unmet needs and by being a collective voice. We do this by working in partnership with policymakers and practitioners in the local authority, sharing experiences, knowledge and skills to ensure that allRead 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: Well done Gayna. 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 →