Voscur Event


Are you a charity, social enterprise or organisation that would like to know more about social investment, meet social investors and hear from other organisations that have used social investment to sustain or grow their organisation?

Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00

This session will provide an overview of what needs to be in an adult safeguarding policy and how you can make this a live and useful document for your organisation. Ideal for creating an adult safeguarding policy or reviewing your existing one.

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30


What the sector would like to see: key priorities and actions for meeting the needs of children, young people and families.

You are invited to the next meeting of the network.  The Mayor, Marvin Rees, has said that he wants to understand the sector’s priorities and suggestions.  He will attend this meeting to participate in our discussion.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00
The Volunteer Organisers' Forum is used to promote and share best practice for those managing or coordinating volunteers.  We meet quarterly to discuss a variety of issues relevant to volunteering such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, thank you events, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law amongst others.  
This forum, we will be talking about:
  • How we can make Bristol dementia friendly - presentation by Tony Hall, Bristol Dementia Action Alliance
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00

The aim of this course is to support practitioners and managers working in (often non-clinical) children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing settings to understand outcomes focused practice and why it is important for their organisation. Participants will understand the benefits of implementing an outcomes approach and how this could be developed at their organisation. Part of the session will cover practical aspects of choosing and using outcome and feedback measures. Participants will also be aware of the types of CORC support available and how to access this support.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00

Consultation for the Draft Commissioning Plan for future Targeted Youth Services, is now open for formal consultation until Thursday 27 April 2017.  The plan details the re-commissioning of youth services by Bristol City Council.

The document, along with other related documents are available on the Bristol City Council website (please see Related Documents section at the bottom of the webpage).

Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30

The theme of this session is ‘Managing With Less - Preparing for the Worst whilst Hoping for the Best’. The forum provides a chance to meet others with financial responsibilities and find out what is happening in the world of finance.

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Voscur has a VCSE Advocate on the Better Care Bristol Transformation Board (BCBTB). Our VCSE Advocate has established a mechanism for the VCSE to engage, in a meaningful way, with Better Care Bristol: The Joint Working Project. We have the full approval of the Better Care Bristol Transformation and Commissioning Boards.
The work involves co-production and collaboration in the early stages of commissioning – it has real potential to influence commissioning processes into doing things differently.
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Many organisations have submitted collaborative applications and their Memorandum of Understanding. If grant-funded, collaborations will need to develop formal collaboration agreements. This session will cover principles and the use of standard templates and will help collaborations go on to develop their formal agreements.

Please click here to book your place

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00

Develop and improve your volunteer programme by learning to use simple adaptable tools and methods that will demonstrate to your volunteers, your funders, your service users and the wider community the impact of volunteering.  This course will equip you to gather evidence which can be used to support funding applications, attract new volunteers and capture the value of volunteering within and beyond your organisation.

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30


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