Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Every two months, the Senior Citizen Liaison Team of Avon and Somerset Police produces a magazine called Senior Siren. It is packed with lifestyle and safety advice for the older adult population and features a Senior Spotlight interview each month.  (Recent interviewees have been Dr Lyn Evans, Project Director of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Geneva, Mr Trevor Colman, MEP for the South West of England, and Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal.)  You can read current and recent editions on their website.

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  • The Parish Council has received news of an Emergency Carers Service, provided by South Gloucestershire Council, which it thinks local residents would be interested to know about. You can find out about the service here.

 

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  • CVS South Gloucestershire produces news and information for voluntary and community sector organisations and groups across South Gloucestershire. They provide this information in e-bulletins. You can access the latest e-bulletin from their website.

 

Links contained in Olveston Parish Council's website will lead to other websites which are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply reliability and endorsement by us of, and we accept no liability in respect of, the content.

  • The South Gloucestershire Family Placement Team is keen to find local people who could act, on a regular basis, as carers offering short-term breaks for children or young people, especially children on the autistic spectrum. Share the Care allows people to establish long-term relationships with the children and their families but may involve as little as one weekend per month. To read more about what is involved and to discover how you can find out more, click here.  
  • You can view a poster here about Carers Groups in South Gloucestershire. There 4 different kinds of groups now: All Carers groups, Dementia groups, Learning Difficulties groups and Mental Health groups. No need to book. You can just turn up. It's a chance for carers to have a cup of tea and a chat and to pick up some information. Check out the poster to discover how to find your local groups.

Links contained in Olveston Parish Council's website will lead to other websites which are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply reliability and endorsement by us of, and we accept no liability in respect of, the content.

  • The Care Forum runs Well Aware, a useful online directory of groups and organisations offering health and well-being services and activities. More than 5000 activities are listed and it is easy to find a wide range of locally based services such as social activities, support groups, community groups, home maintenance, care homes, personal care etc. It has a user-friendly format which makes it easy to find support for a friend, family member - or for yourself. Access the Well Aware website here.

 

Links contained in Olveston Parish Council's website will lead to other websites which are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply reliability and endorsement by us of, and we accept no liability in respect of, the content.