12 July, 2017

The National Housing Federation has worked with a range of specialist organisations on a report exploring the specific issues linked to homelessness that affect particular disadvantaged groups.

Their new report, 'Homelessness and health for disadvantaged groups', highlights the challenges that individuals from disadvantaged groups face in accessing appropriate housing and support. It was created as part of the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategic Partnership Programme. 

Topics in the report include:

6 July, 2017
 
The Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police service and NHS England are working together to plan and buy Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in the South West of England.
 
They are currently seeking views from a range of people and organisations to help inform the new SARC service. They have already talked extensively to users of these services and have further workshops and discussions planned. Service user representatives will be part of the group of people making the final decision about who provides SARCs in the future.
14 June, 2017
 
Bristol City Council has launched a city-wide consultation on proposals to save £1.8m from its Supporting People budget. This equates to a reduction of 25 per cent of current funding.
 
Supporting People is a collection of free prevention services, which are designed to intervene early and prevent the need for more intensive support. Currently 43 different organisations provide services to help a wide range of people live independently.
 
31 May, 2017
 
Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol. It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done differently in their area.
 
This year, for the first time, the survey is open to all members of the public aged 16 and over, giving them the chance to tell the council and other local public services what life is like where they live.  
 
10 May, 2017

A major new study by the Mental Health Foundation on the nation’s mental health has uncovered that most Britons (65%) say that they have experienced a mental health problem - like a panic attack or depression. The study found that this is an issue that is becoming worse, with younger people more likely than those over the age of 55 to say that they have experienced a mental health issue.

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9 May, 2017

 

The Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP) is a collaboration between more than 30 charities, chaired by Contact a Family.   They have come together in the shared belief that health and social care services for disabled children, young people and families can and must be better.

They need your help to shape and launch their new campaign on improving health and social care services which DCP will launch in June 2017.

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9 May, 2017
 
The National LGB&T Partnership is a partnership of eleven LGB&T organisations across England working together to reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. 
 
The Partnership has just published two new resources aimed at supporting local LGBT organisations to push for further engagement from commissioners and those involved in policy development.
 
9 May, 2017
 
NAVCA say that the NHS’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, is a step back for the voluntary sector. Published at the end of March, it “reviews the progress made since the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View in October 2014 and sets out a series of practical and realistic steps for the NHS to deliver a better, more joined-up and more responsive NHS in England.”
 

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.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30
10 April, 2017
 
The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report in conjunction with Volunteering Matters, highlighting where public health is successfully working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) across the country. 
 
Through a range of interesting case studies, the report illustrates how public health and the VCSE are working together to make a real difference to people's health and wellbeing.
 

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