Take Care of Each Other text sign on building
29 July, 2020

 

A new policy paper from Sir Brendan Barber, ACAS Chair from 2014-2020, calls for fairer, more inclusive and flexible workplaces and a new workplace contract as the nation recovers from coronavirus.

Building back: Making working lives better uses insight from long before coronavirus, as well as knowledge gathered during the pandemic. The paper recognises that:

29 July, 2020

 

A University of Bristol research team is seeking participants who have experience of supporting a woman who has suffered abuse from a partner or family member.

The Building Resilience study aims to develop support for friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues of women experiencing abuse.

The study will take place during August 2020 and August 2021.

Feeding Bristol Healthy Holidays campaign
16 July, 2020

 

Feeding Bristol has launched its Healthy Holidays fundraising appeal to help more than 14,250 disadvantaged children over the school holidays.

Money raised will go towards providing food and activities in areas of high deprivation. The programme includes a range of activity packs, cooking classes, and cookery films to guide families in making nutritious recipes.

15 July, 2020

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.

 

This forum, streamed live by Westminster Insight, focuses on tackling domestic abuse, from identifying victims early on, to protecting victims during COVID-19, and understanding perpetrators. 

The Domestic Abuse Bill will also be reviewed at the event. 

A wide range of expert speakers will appear at the forum, including:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:45

 

The government’s PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to order and receive critical coronavirus personal protective equipment.

It provides emergency top-ups of PPE, in situations where a care provider requires more than they receive via their usual wholesaler routes.

 

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) would like to hear the views of disabled people on healthcare services during COVID-19.

If you have experience of using healthcare services during lockdown and you also live with a physical health impairment, hearing impairment or learning difficulties, BNSSG CCG would like you to get involved by joining a Zoom call or dialling in via the telephone to share your feedback.

There will also be the opportunity to develop further feedback and conversations. 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

 

Will the Test and Trace programme meet the needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in tackling the racial disparity of COVID-19 cases?

This online discussion, organised by The Ubele Initiative, explores the govenrment's Coronavirus Contact Tracing and Advice Service and whether the contract tracers can meet the needs of racially diverse communities. It invites a dialogue between grassroots VCSE organisations, patient groups and senior NHS staff.

The discussion will include the following speakers:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
COVID-19 BAME report Public Health England
3 June, 2020

 

Public Health England has published its report on the disparity between COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population, and in the white or white ethnic population.

26 May, 2020

 

Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by Volunteering Matters on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and the Department for Transport.

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