Callington Road bus service must be reinstated

November 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm

BIMHN’s campaign officer Amelia Campbell has been busy researching into the ongoing issue with Callington Road Hospital’s public transport provision. A forum is being held at the end of the month to put questions forward to those involved in the service cut.

Ever since Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) announced they were ceasing to provide a free bus service to the service users, staff and visitors of Callington Road Hospital there has been uproar, with calls for the decision to be reversed and action to be taken. However it has all been disjointed and not at all collaborative.

Since before becoming so involved in BIMHN and being elected to the role of Campaigns Officer, I have been aware of the issues surrounding the limited public transport access to Callington Road. I am truly passionate about ensuring there are as few barriers to recovery from mental health problems as possible (ideally there would be none) and I feel that the decisions made by AWP, First and Bristol City Council have formed a barrier to those who access services provided at Callington Road.

I am currently leading a planning group which has organised an open forum for 30th November, where questions will be put to representatives from key organisations involved in the Callington Road bus service problem. We have collected information from a variety of individuals and organisations who are supporting the work of BIMHN on this including correspondences and statements of which some will be available for members to view in the near future.

The aim is to provide a list of recommendations, and give service users’ a platform to put questions to those involved in the service cut to achieve public transport being reinstated to the hospital. The forum will be open to everyone so please spread the word and if you have any questions regarding this campaign please email contactbimhn@gmail.com.

Click here for background information on Callington Road Hospital bus service.

 

November 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm | News | No comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *