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Can’t Wait scheme

by Claire Young on 2 July, 2019

The South Gloucestershire Disability Equality Network (SGDEN) is promoting the “Can’t Wait” scheme to encourage businesses to make their toilets available to disabled people with an urgent need. The card can be used for all impairments including “invisible” disabilities and conditions. The cards are distributed through partners including Shopmobility, South Glos Disability Action Group, South […]

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Thornbury Health Centre – the fight goes on

by Claire Young on 18 April, 2019

We’ve had a response to our petition to ministers calling for funding for the new Thornbury Health Centre. It makes no promises of money for Thornbury but laughably seems to suggest that spending £3.2m on a scheme in Weston in some way makes up for that. How does that help people who live in Tytherington […]

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Good news on X-ray services at MIU

by Claire Young on 4 April, 2019

When it was announced that the MIU would be open 8am to 8pm seven days a week from April, we challenged health chiefs about the lack of X-ray services at weekends. We’ve long argued that weekends are some of the busiest times for minor injuries, especially for people playing sport. We are delighted that they […]

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Campaigners submit health centre petition

by Claire Young on 22 March, 2019

Thank you to everyone living in and around Tytherington who signed our petition calling on ministers to rethink their decision to reject the funding bid for the new Thornbury Health Centre. Residents were outraged when the announcement was made in December, despite previous claims from the Conservative MP that he had made “significant progress”. Last […]

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Cycle ride for SANDS

by Claire Young on 16 March, 2019

Could you help two local women raise money for a charity that supports families affected by stillbirth and neonatal deaths? Emma Steele and Helen Jackson from Coalpit Heath are cycling from Bristol to Edinburgh to raise funds for SANDS. They will be cycling the 420 miles from May 17 to May 19 – that’s 140 […]

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Good news in our MIU campaign

by Claire Young on 25 January, 2019

Your Focus Team has welcomed the news that Yate Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will have its opening hours extended from 8am til 8pm, 7 days a week, from April this year. We are delighted that the local CCG has recognised how important the MIU is to our communities. Your Focus Team has campaigned alongside local […]

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Looking for advice on keeping warm this winter?

by Claire Young on 13 December, 2018

With the weather turning chillier, you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to keep your home warmer and cut your energy bills. At the recent round of Community Engagement Forum meetings, advisers from Warm and Well explained how they can give you free energy efficiency advice – from simple changes you […]

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Views needed on Suicide Prevention Strategy

by Claire Young on 29 November, 2018

Much work has been done in recent years to raise awareness of mental health issues. The South Gloucestershire Mental Health Partnership is currently asking for your views on its draft Suicide Prevention Strategy. You have until 1st February to have your say.

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Community Health collaboration

by Claire Young on 8 November, 2018

Are you involved in a voluntary group with a focus on health or wellbeing? Bristol Community Health (BCH) and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) are working with The Care Forum, Voscur and Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) to engage with voluntary sector providers across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire about the future of community […]

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Can’t wait scheme

by Claire Young on 3 October, 2018

Do you run a business that could make its toilets available to those with disabilities that require quick access? Can’t Wait is a scheme run by the South Glos Disability Equality Network (SGDEN) with assistance from South Glos Council to encourage businesses to make their toilets available to disabled people with an urgent need. They […]

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