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We apologise that the Summer Newsletter and enclosed transport request slip arrived by post later than we had expected. 

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Care & Repair England

The Older People's Housing Champions have launched their latest guide for the 'non-expert', Help with home adaptations: Improving local services

This guide includes a 'Home Adaptation Challenge Checklist', a list of possible questions that anyone with an interest in improving delivery of home adaptations will find useful in discussions with local providers.

It will help members of Older People's Forums, Councillors and disabled people's groups to work with their councils to review local provision, e.g. helping speed up the time it takes to install home adaptations and adopting best practice.

John Simmons, Chair of the Older People's Housing Champions network, said

“Adaptations play a crucial role in prevention. They can be 'integration in action', crossing over health, care and housing boundaries. Working with older and disabled people is a good way to come up with the best systems'. 

Click the link above to download the leaflet.

Blue Badge scheme and the new criteria for hidden disabilities coming into effect on 30th August 2019

To help members understand the new criteria a Question and Answer document can be downloaded here.

Metropolitan Police

The Little Book of Big Scams

Follow this link for some useful advice

Hearing Matters in South Gloucestershire

Click on the link below to read our latest Bulletins

Hearing Matters Winter 2019 Bulletin

Hearing Matters Summer 2018 Bulletin

Active in Life

Are you looking to improve your health and wellbeing?
Are you unsure of where to begin?
Do you live or work in South Gloucestershire?

Free advice and support. Click here for more details.

Warm and Well

Free advice and home energy visits, and grants for heating, replacement boilers and insulation. 

If you are:

·         Are cold at home

·         Have a broken boiler

·         Have heating problems

·         Have a lack of wall or loft insulation

·         Are worried about paying their fuel bills

·         Would like help switching energy supplier or tariff

·         Are on a low income

·         Have a physical or mental health issue that will be made worse from being cold?

You may be eligible for

·         A free home energy visit

·         Insulation, heating and boiler replacement grants

·         Help with reducing your fuel bills and switching energy supplier/tariff

Please contact Warm and Well on 0800 500 3076 on their behalf or give them our number to receive free energy efficiency advice.

Friendly energy advisors are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and they will assess if your clients are eligible for any grants to help you stay warmer and healthier at home.

Ageing Better Partnership

The Ageing Better Partnership wants to involve Older People in decisions which affect their lives ensuring they have a voice.  To do this they have created an Ageing better Strategic Plan (see link here).  The Partnership meets three times a year bringing together statutory and voluntary organisations to comment on existing services and the development of new services and invite speakers to inform and challenge to ensure the best services for older people. The Partnership is chaired by between Jon Shaw (South Gloucestershire Council) and Margaret Slucutt (Chair of the Over 50s Forum).

To find our more contact:


or phone: 01454 862356.

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