Carers Support Centre The Carers Support Centre is after volunteers urgently to help support Carers in the region Considerate Friends, Carer Representative for Community Champions Steering Group, Trustees. Considerate Friends Are you over 50 and a carer, or do you care for someone who is over 50? Do you want to have a say about how local services can be easier to use for carers? Do you know the Greater Fishponds area quite well? We're looking for 'considerate friends' who (alongside another volunteer) will visit local activities and services in the Greater Fishponds area, and make recommendations about how they can be more accessible to older carers. Training and support will be provided. 'Considerate Friends' is part of the wider Bristol Ageing Better Project, Greater Fishponds Community Champions. You would need to commit to a minimum of four hours a month. Caroline McAleese Carers Engagement & Involvement Lead Tel: 0117 958 9989 Email: [email protected] Carer Representative for Community Champions Steering Group Are you over 50 and a carer, or do you care for someone who is over 50? The Bristol Ageing Better Greater Fishponds Community Champion Project finds out about local activities and services available in the local area, identifies gaps and develops projects to fill those gaps. We are looking for a carer who would like to be on the steering group for this project. You would need to commit to a minimum of four hours a month. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting some more experience in project management, and having a real say in how local services can be improved for older carers or carers of older people. Caroline McAleese Carers Engagement & Involvement Lead Tel: 0117 958 9989 Email: [email protected] Trustee Board Vacancies We need your help to identify where we can make the most difference to carers’ lives and become more sustainable in the way we run the charity. Carers Support Centre – Bristol and South Gloucestershire (CSC) is a local independent charity that supports unpaid adult and young (children) carers. In an increasingly challenging environment for carers, with social care and healthcare services facing difficult times ahead, it is more important than ever that CSC as an independent organisation champions and supports unpaid carers. Trustees are responsible for the governance of CSC and play a pivotal role in working alongside the Chief Executive and Senior Management team to ensure that that the organisation achieves its aims and objectives. Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and you do not need to have been a trustee before in order to apply. What level of commitment does being a Trustee require? There are a minimum of six trustee meetings a year with the possibility of some additional meetings. This commitment is likely to be a maximum of one day per month on average, dependent on the role. We can also offer support and development opportunities in a range of skills. Next steps Please contact Keith Sinclair (Chief Executive Officer) on 0117 939 2562 or Deborah Means (Chair of Trustees) e-mail: [email protected] if you’d like to discuss the role and/or receive an information pack.