A series of events are being held to allow a mental health trust participating in the tender process to provide services across Bristol to meet local people.
The three events – on January 9 and 10 – are being organised by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether), which is bidding to provide mental health services for Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
The events are for local voluntary organisations, service users, carers and anyone interested in mental health services, to find out more about ²gether. Visitors can stay for as long or as short a time as they wish to get the information they need and share ideas. Refreshments will be provided.
²gether’s Chief Executive, Shaun Clee, said: “It is important that we continue our conversations within the City and build trusted relationships so, if successful in our bid, we can develop and deliver innovative community services based on shared expertise.
“This is an exciting time for the people of Bristol. The events will be an opportunity to introduce ourselves and listen to thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We will also be sharing information about the benefits of being an NHS Foundation Trust and the community led initiatives we have worked on with our current local partners.”
The events are being held as follows:
- Thursday January 9 (11am until 2pm)
Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QA
- Thursday January 9 (5.30 until 7.30pm)
Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 0AX
- Friday January 10 (11am until 2pm)
Southmead Development Trust, The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY
Shaun continued: “There is no need to confirm your attendance, everyone is welcome. We hope it will be a useful opportunity for people to find out about us and ask questions about the type of organisation we are.”