BPCV has been working with the Rainbow Recourse to help create a dedicated Autism page. Please see below links to this page and feedback request from Gemma. As you may know, Rainbow Resource is Bath and North East Somerset’s Local Offer to families with children or young people with SEN and/or disabilities. We regularly ask for feedback, and a common request is for information specific to Autism, both for parent carers and young people their selves. Having listened to this feedback, we have created a section on the site dedicated to providing information, resources and activities to support young people either with a diagnosis orRead More →

Attended : Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Sidonio, Annie Carpenter, Tamsin Green Apologies & Welcome Meetings Attended – Sophie Sidonio (ASD Meetings) Nothing to feedback as this meeting was cancelled due to Covid 19. AGM (Via Zoom) Dates for this to follow shortly. Grant Application (Marianna) the date for this is 18th August via zoom with Leanna Wall, Claire Abrahams, Marianna Zatkova, Annie Carpenter and Gay Griffen. Forthcoming Meeting (Annie) Meeting with Dee Chaddah on 18th August to discuss parent carer issues faced during Covid and BPCV and LA updates. Any other Business – Tamsin Green has started Send training with IPSEA and will be able toRead More →

Apologies        Jane Eades, Marianna Zatkova, Julie Guymer, Tamsin Green, Filippa Ross Attended         Gay Griffen, Ruth Burrows, Rachel Thomas, Kirsty Eades, Beckie Penny, Annie Carpenter   Introductions & Welcome We welcomed Beckie Penny, Banes Communications Team Rainbow Resource), to the meeting. Beckie Is working on building the Rainbow Resource card making it more reliable and recognizable with more companies and schemes, as there are still some places where it cannot be used. There was also a suggestion of combining the Rainbow Resource Card with the Carers Centre Emergency Contact Card. It was felt that this would be a good idea enabling better confidentiality, using a dualRead More →

  Apologies: Sophie Sidonio, Jane Eades, Tamsin Green Attended:   Gay Griffen, Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Spinks, Ruth Burrows, Kirstie Evered, Filippa Ross, Rachel Thomas, Annie      Carpenter Welcome & Introductions The group welcomed Chris Jorgensen (Send Partnership) to the meeting. Parent Champions/Parent Carers Training – Chris Jorgensen The Send Partnerships new website is now live.www.spsbathnes.org.uk Website has a news carousel and a Family Information Service rolling link.Chris explained the roles of SPS’s new Parent Champions who will be in schools in Banes as an outreach service, sign posting services. Chris will give our BPCV leaflets to the new Parent Champions who will hand outRead More →

Minutes of Meeting/AGM – Held on Thurs 7thMarch at Saltford Golf Club   Attended; Lyn Bolton, Janice Gibbons, Claire Abrahams, Ruth Burrows, Jane Eades, Julie Guymer, Gay Griffen, Kirsty Evered, Ian Long, Annie Carpenter, Tamsin Green, Marianna Zatkova, Sophie Spinks, Sophie Sidonio, Rachel Thomas,   Apologies; Sharon Farrington   Introductions We welcomed Tina Emery (Somerset Parent Carer Forum) and Chris Jorgensen (Send Partnership).   Chairs Report – Gay Griffen Gay read and handed out the Chairs Report, with special thanks to Claire Abrahams for all her help.   Treasurers Report – Marianna Zatkova Marianna read and handed out the Treasurers Report.   Voting BPCV ChairpersonRead More →

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 17thJanuary 2019 At the Three Café, Three Ways School, Bath Attended; Gay Griffen, Ruth Burrows, Kirstie Evered, Marianna     Zatkova, Jane Eades, Rachel Thomas, Claire Taylor, Julie Guymer, Annie Carpenter Apologies & Welcome Apologies were received from Filippa Ross, Tamsin Green and Sharon Farrington. We welcomed Daisy Picking, Engagement Manager & Matthew smith, Communications & Engagement officer, from Banes Clinical Commissioning Group (Banes CCG) NHS, Transforming the Maternity Service – Matthew Smith, Daisy Picking Proposed changes to Banes maternity services. These changes have been bought about from feedback from women and families and people who work within the maternity service. AllRead More →

Parent carers voice meeting, 22/11/18, Fosseway Cafe, Fosseway School Attended; Sophie Spinks, Sharron, Kirstie Everard, Sarah Roberts (new parent), Jane Eades, Marrianna Zatkova, Filippa Ross,  Gayna Griffen. Apologies; Annie Carpenter, Ruth Burrows Jenny from Nova Sports came to talk about what her group can offer. They have been running for about a year, they started in the mendips and Frome, they want to work in Bath and they have trained at Bath University. Facebook page, Nova Sports are coaching, power chair football, they qualified in twelve types of sport. they are funded by grants, after school clubs at Fosseway, Mendip, starting a wheelchair basketball, wheelchairRead More →

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 →