There are lots of ways for you to get involved:
Join our mailing list to keep up to date with latest information by contacting our branch officer: Diana Elliott on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mob: 07825 227026
Get involved with a support group, social group or a local event
Come along to one of our meetings
Take part in our surveys, petitions and consultations to ensure your voice is heard and research out there has the best chance of success with you!
Become a member of NAS, which entitles you to benefits at a minimal cost
Interesting opportunity to be an expert by experience
Remploy are looking to recruit several people for a role called 'expert by experience' in the South West area and asked me to advertise this to parents.
The Care Quality Commission have an ongoing programme of inspections across a range of health and social care settings. To ensure that inspections are comprehensive and balanced a range of experts are included. Many inspections include an 'expert by experience' - someone who has first hand experience of that type of service themselves or has been the family carer for someone who has.
The primary role of an 'expert by experience' is to give a voice to service users. It's a very fulfilling and rewarding role and a great opportunity for people to develop their skills, confidence and experience is a supportive environment.
You can find out more about being an 'expert by experience' here www.cqc.org.uk/content/become-an-expert-experience and register your interest here www.remploy.co.uk/exe.
This is a paid role, you get paid to attend training and then an hourly rate per inspection you take part in.
Bristol DEF is currently recruiting volunteers for our new Peer Support Project. This is to accompany people applying for Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment to assessments. Please take a look at this information about the project - I would be grateful if you could circulate this to your members.
We do not expect volunteers to offer benefit advice at all, the service is to provide moral support at what many people experience as a stressful and worrying time.