Better together - share your views

Changing Places toilets in Bromley – Your views matter!

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have felt frustrated at being unable to freely shop, socialise and meet up with friends.

Long before the pandemic, many disabled people struggled to meet friends, family and neighbours in public. It was difficult to visit shops, restaurants, cafes or pubs due to there being wholly inadequate toileting facilities nearby.

In a national effort to build back better from COVID-19, the government wants to create a stronger, safer and fairer society in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. In a major change to statutory guidance in England, the government wants to make it compulsory to include a Changing Places toilets in new, publicly accessible buildings – but the government wants to go much further.

In July, the government announced £30 million to help local authorities to work with local charities and other organisations to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in every part of the country, including Bromley.

Please share your views and opinions about where these facilities should go and what difference they would make to you and your family or someone you know by completing our short survey.

Changing Places survey

Booking and attending GP appointments - share your experience

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have affected people's access to their GP surgeries.  Bromley Healthwatch want to hear from you about your experience of booking and attending appointments at your GP practice since lockdown restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021.  They  would also like to know about your experience of care  after 19 July 2021 including online bookings and video and phone consultations.

All responses are anonymous and the findings will be shared with decision-makers such as the South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, to help improve GP services for all in the London Borough of Bromley.

The closing date for the survey is 30 August 2021 at 5pm.

Complete the Bromley Healthwatch survey.

If you know anyone who would like to fill it out but can’t do it online, Healthwatch Bromley are happy to provide paper copies of the survey. The filled out copies can be send back to the team using a freepost address by writing ‘Freepost YVHSC’ on an envelope (no stamp needed).   Bromley residents can also call the Healthwatch team who will help them fill out the survey.  

Autism in Bromley – share your views

Are you a young person or adult (16+) with autism or a parent carer of a young person or adult (16+) with autism living in Bromley?

If you are then Your Voice in Health and Social Care would love to hear about what is working well for you or what could be improved.

Join them for

 A virtual meeting on  Monday 27 September 7.30pm  via Microsoft teams 

A face to face meeting on Monday 4 October 10.30am at Community House, South St, Bromley BR1 1RH

For further information and to sign up for these events please email Your Voice in Health and Social Care at: parentengagementservice@yvhsc.org.uk

Developing speech language and communication in the early years

The Bromley early years SEN advisory team would like to hear from parents/carers of pre-school child about the ways in which you would like us to develop developing speech, language and communication support and advice for young children.

We are planning a series of online sessions where you can offer your ideas about what would make a real difference to you and your child.

A short presentation to set the scene before we open the forum for you to share your views and ideas.

Join us for the first of these sessions

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Time: 1.30 to 2.30pm via Zoom

To join please email your interest by 24 September to  EYSENadvisoryteam@bromley.gov.uk

Shaping your Local Offer - your views count!

We want everyone to have a say in developing services across Bromley and to help us make our Local Offer better. You can make your ideas count by emailing us at localoffer@bromley.gov.uk or give us your views at www.bromley.gov.uk/localofferfeedbackform

You can download our Local Offer leaflet

Children and young people engagement in Bromley

Find out how we are working to strengthen our engagement with children and young people

You Said, We Did!

We are keen to show how we have listened to your views and turned this into positive actions through our latest You Said, We Did highlights report