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Bristol City Council will be allocating £392,000 through the Bristol Impact Fund to empower communities to reduce disadvantage and inequality, using influence and participation as a way to achieve this.

Together with the Mayor’s vision for the city, and the Bristol Impact Fund objective to improve inequality and disadvantage, we are asking you as Bristol citizens what factors you think the new service needs to address to ensure communities can have a voice that is heard, thereby creating a more equitable city.

Date/Time: 
Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 12:00 to 15:00
25 August, 2017

 

Bristol City Council has announced that the Local Area Targeted Youth Services tender is now live on Pro Contract. Those who wish to view the tender (and potentially apply), can access the portal here.

The tender will stay open until Monday 9th October 2017 at 12pm.

The Youth Sector Support Targeted Youth Services Tender will go live on 8th September 2017.  

16 August, 2017

 

Bristol City Council (BCC) has allocated £392,000 of the Bristol Impact Fund to tackle inequality and disadvantage in the city. The money will be spent over three years to further the empowerment and strengthen the voices of equalities communities.

9 August, 2017
 
As Brexit negotiations continue, The Brexit Health Alliance (BHA) has put forward a list of collective asks, spanning five priority areas, in order to get the best results for those working in healthcare and their patients.
 
24 July, 2017
 
Following a rigorous bidding process, The Green House is delighted to have been offered the purchase of St Agnes Lodge in St Pauls, Bristol. Supporting anyone affected by sexual abuse, the organisation has seen a 300% increase in demand for its counselling services over the last 3 years. Moving to the new site will provide vital additional space enabling The Green House to support over 500 men, women, and children each year.
 
Michelle Windle, Director of The Green House, said:
13 July, 2017

 

Bristol City Council’s commissioning process for drug and alcohol services (formerly known as ROADS) was given the go ahead by last week’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

Full details of the final commissioning plan, tenders and timetables can be see here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/substance-misuse-treatment-services-tender

Voscur’s involvement and facilitation of VCS participation in this process has resulted in some positive changes:

14 June, 2017
 
NHS Clinical Commissioners have reacted to mounting pressures to deliver more for less, in spite of Government promises of greater investment.
 
Following the outcome of the General Election, NHS Clinical Commissioners published a call for action in response to fears over funding pressures and a lack of ‘realism about what the NHS can deliver’. 
2 June, 2017
 
A race to the bottom to deliver public sector contracts for less is causing a crisis in the relationship between charities and the state. A recent report by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) found that two-thirds of charities have used money from charitable donations to subsidise key services they provide on behalf of the public sector.
 
2 June, 2017
 
Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across the West of England have a chance to hear from the Conservative Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles, at a special event on Tuesday, 20 June.
 

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