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October 29th, 2019

As part of The Voice and Influence Partnership, WECIL are ensuring that the voices of the disabled community are heard. We believe that it is crucial for everyone in the city to have their say about important decisions that will affect them.

You can find out more about the project or sign up here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2TSB8YF, in doing so you will be notified by email or post about upcoming consultations so that you don't miss out on having the chance to express your opinion.

How does this work?

The council run consultations about potential changes in the city. These consultations are open to anyone living in Bristol. They provide the opportunity for people to give their honest opinion about topics that are important to them. Consultations that have recently taken place include ‘The Clean Air Consultation’ where people across the city gave their feedback and thoughts about different plans to improve air quality in Bristol.

Upcoming events:

The council are currently running two important consultations and are asking people what they think about an increase of Council Tax, as well as the amount of money that should be spent on Adult Social Care. You can give your opinion about this by completing the Budget Consultation here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Budget2020-21/. In the consultation you will also find a video explaining how the different increases will affect services.

You can also attend a free event where you can speak directly with the council about the proposed changes. You can book a space here for that the Budget Consultation Event.

Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the support provided by the SEND Sensory Support Service. This service provides support to children and young people (CYP) with sensory needs in education and family settings. Sensory needs include hearing impairment (HI), visual impairment (VI) and multi-sensory impairment (MSI).

The Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and WECIL are holding an event to share information about proposals for the redesign of the service. You will have the opportunity to give your views about how the service is run and how you think it can be improved:

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Next week @WECILBristol are collaborating with @CfDHoH to host an event to get your views on the support provided by @BristolCouncil's SEND Sensory Support Service as part of our work for the @VoiceInfluenceP
details here https://t.co/vUmyhNoyl7 #haveyoursay #voice

This is such a valuable learning experience for WECIL, what a fantastic project to be a part of. #employment #learn #shareideas https://t.co/AZq6hJgZH4
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Kinny at WECIL @KinnyWECIL
Listening to disabled people at CRPG who are on an employability project reminds me of the similar work we do at @WECILBristol - They’re on a professional & educational certified course that will lead to them having an internship with a company in #porto https://t.co/vaeAEpSvGN

What do you think of the clean air proposal? Will you be affected? There will be a live Q & A session next week with @MarvinJRees so if you have any questions or worries then you can feedback. We want to make sure that the disabled community are able to travel easily in Bristol. https://t.co/0bGqfsmitW
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Marvin Rees @MarvinJRees
My next Facebook Live Q&A on Tues 19 November 18:30-19:30 will be a #CleanAirZone special

Ask me any questions you have about our proposals at https://t.co/LQFHEVFEGp

If you’re not on FB, you can submit questions in advance by commenting on this tweet or using #AskBristolMayor https://t.co/JFqFC6iEB6
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