15 October, 2019

The government is launching a new £2m fund to tackle loneliness.

The funding comes one year since the publication of the government’s Loneliness Strategy and aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them to build social connections.

We need to get your views on:

  • How we can improve access to HIV testing.
  • How we can reduce HIV stigma and discrimination.
  • How we can improve the quality of life for people living with HIV.

Please join us on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Location: Hamilton House

We are running two identical sessions at the following times:

12.30-3pm (lunch included) or

5.45pm-8pm (refreshments and nibbles provided)

When registering please confirm which session you will be attending.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 -
12:30 to 20:00
The Care Forum
8 October, 2019

 

The Care Forum has relaunched its Voluntary Sector Service as Dialogue at The Care Forum

The independent voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation says that the new name better reflects the work it does to improve inclusion, understanding and collaboration across health and wellbeing services.

Interventions/2 exhibition by Yoko Ono and domestic abuse victims at Georgian House Bristol
26 September, 2019

 

A new exhibition at Bristol’s Georgian House Museum by world-famous artist Yoko Ono will also include statements from 115 service users of Next Link and Safe Link, to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

23 September, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is seeking feedback from people who have experience of the vision rehabilitation service in Bristol, currently operated by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

It is keen to hear from people who have used or been offered the service, their carers/families, and anyone else with an interest in or knowledge about the service.

Toiletries Amnesty signposts donors to local charities accepting toiletries
19 September, 2019

 

If your charity or voluntary group supports vulnerable people who need toiletries and sanitary products, you can list your specific requests on a specialist web directory called Toiletries Amnesty.

Wheelchair user and friend
18 September, 2019

 

NHS England has community grants of up to £2,500 available for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations with projects that celebrate patient and public involvement in healthcare. This can include service user involvement, carers and citizens.

Your project must show good practice around people's involvement, with the aim of improving health services overall. Partnerships can apply, but the lead group must be a VCSE organisation.

Healthcare services BNSSG
10 September, 2019

 

Bristol Community Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering NHS community healthcare services. It has just announced changes to three local health services.

Healthcare in five South West prisons, Bristol children’s services, and diabetic eye screening in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will no longer be run by Bristol Community Health, and will be transferred from the social enterprise to new providers.

Bristol Ageing Better has launched a new age-friendly business toolkit.

The toolkit is aimed at supporting local businesses that want to be more age-friendly.

The key mechanisms included in the toolkit are:

Arts organisations report
23 August, 2019

 

Arts Council England has released a report on the value of arts and culture in place-shaping, which has demonstrated that arts and culture can help build communities and increase wellbeing.

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