Sensory Support Service for Children and Young People with a Sensory Impairment

Closes 31 Jul 2018

Opened 20 Jun 2018

Overview

The four local authorities who jointly commission the Sensory Support Service (Bath and North-East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire) are working to redesign the service. the views of everyone who uses or has used or who has a interest in the service are very important. These will help the commissioners to develop the most effective and efficient new service.

The Sensory Support Service provides different types of support to different children and young people. We would appreciate your comments on what you think has worked well and why, what has not worked well and why, and any suggestions you wish to make about what could be improved or made more efficient.

Why We Are Consulting

The aim of the consultation is to gather the views of the children and young people who have or currently use the Sensory Support Service. The questions ask what parts of the service have been or are used, what your experiences of the services are, and what you believe are the priorities for the service in the future.

Give Us Your Views

It is very important that everyone involved has the opportunity to influence the development of the new service before we get to the formal consultation stage. We will be doing this through an engagement process which will run from 11th June to 31st July. We will be gathering the views of children and young people, carers and parents, and professionals and organisations through two ways.

There are three electronic surveys – one for children and young people, one for carers and parents, and one for professionals and organisations. These will be open from Monday 11 June 2018 till Tuesday 31 July 2018 and can be found at:

Children and young people - www.n-somerset.gov.uk/sss1

Carers and parents www.n-somerset.gov.uk/sss2

Professionals and organisations - www.n-somerset.gov.uk/sss3

There will also be consultation meetings. There will be two in each of the four local authority areas – one in the day-time and one in the evening. These meetings are for carers and parents, professionals and organisations.  If you want to come along please contact me on the contact details below. The dates times and venues are as follows:

Bath and North-East Somerset:

Wednesday 20th June – 10.30 am to 1.00 pm – Somerdale Pavilion, Tiberius Road, Keynsham BS31 2AU

Wednesday 20th June – 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm – Somerdale Pavilion, Tiberius Road, Keynsham BS31 2AU

Please report to reception to give your registration details on arrival.

Bristol:

Friday 20thJuly – 10.30 am to 1.00 pm the Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ

Thursday 26thJuly – 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm – The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ

North Somerset:

Tuesday 26th June – 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm – Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon BS21 6AB

Friday 29th June – 10.30 am to 1.00 pm – Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon BS21 6AB

(Please note this postcode takes you to Clevedon Garage. Castlewood is the yellow building directly opposite the garage)

South Gloucestershire:

Tuesday 3rd July 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm - Cleve RFC, the Hayfields, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9EN

Wednesday 4th July 10.00 am to 12.30 pm - Cleve RFC, the Hayfields, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9EN

We will also want to gather the views and experiences of children and young people who currently use or who have previously used the service. We will be inviting children and young people to attend focus groups and participation events, the outcomes of which will also be fed in to the work on the service redesign.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children / Young People

Interests

  • Children and young people