Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Bristol Diabetes Support Network
Description

The Network consists of five diabetes support groups based in the centre of Bristol, the East, West and South of the city. The group aims to support those living with diabetes and their carers and to be a vehicle for communication between people with diabetes and clinicians and health professionals.

The groups are run by a small number of volunteers and we would welcome any support, no matter how little. Please contact us if you can offer any ideas or time in order to develop the group.

The group aims to:
-Offer a place where people with diabetes and their families can meet to gain support and share experiences
-Provide information and increase understanding about living with diabetes to enable those with diabetes to enjoy healthy lives
-Work closely with local agencies who support those living with diabetes
-Work to influence those who make decisions about diabetes care and funding to ensure effective care in the area
-Raise funds in order to support the group and to contribute to research into diabetes.

Meetings held locally bi-monthly at Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1WH
Beechwood Club, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3TR; The Sportsman, 40 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AE;
Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre Westbury Hill, Westbury on Trym, BS93AA.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the meetings which focus upon living successfully with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Phone or e-mail for more information.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
This organisation provides support around
Personal Health Services Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working
This organisation provides support for
Disabled People Families Parents Older People Adults Carers Students
Regions
Bristol
Areas Served (Further Details)
All are welcome from Bristol and surrounding area.
Is there a cost for these services?
No
How can people access this service?
Telephone

Primary Organisation Details

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Sandra Tweddell
Job title / Position
Acting Co-ordinator

Venue Contact Methods

Services

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
Less than 0.5 mile
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
On sites
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?

Internal Access

Please supply any further information relevant to your floors

The meeting rooms are all on the ground floor with no steps.

Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

No.

Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm

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