Two local community health organisations, Bristol Community Health (BCH) and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), have jointly launched a five-year strategy which includes ‘Sustainable collaboration with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’ (VCSE) as one of five objectives.
Loneliness Awareness Week, run by Bristol-based charity (and Voscur member) The Marmalade Trust, has been tied to UK-wide loneliness studies and the government’s launch of a Loneliness Strategy and a new campaign.
This will include what to expect from the CQC and how VCSE organisations should share information with them. The CQC is looking to make changes at local level and is encouraging small and local charities and community groups to take part in the survey.
Bristol City Council is consulting on the future commissioning of ‘help when people need it’ services.
The council is looking to procure these services for two main groups; those aged 18-64 and those aged 55+, as well as other citizens who live in the community and are not supported by the working age adults provision.
Survivors of sexual violence are invited to complete an anonymous survey for the Sexual Violence Support Consortium, which will identify demand for a possible paid counselling service in Bristol, Avon and Somerset.