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.
 
3 August, 2017
 
 
‘the needs of people with dementia from Caribbean, South Asian and Chinese communities in Bristol are not being sufficiently met’. 
 
2 August, 2017

 

2 August, 2017
 
VCSE organisations are invited to share their views on changes planned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to the way it regulates health and adult social care services. 
 
This is the second phase of a broader consultation*.  The CQC is proposing changes in the following areas:
 
  • The regulation of primary medical services and adult social care services.
  • Improvement to the structure of registration, as well as clarification around the CQC’s definition of ‘registered providers’.
28 July, 2017
 
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has introduced a new online resource, called Early Intervention Into Action, which provides case studies of successful early intervention work, and guidance to help others learn from the examples. 
 
28 July, 2017

 

 

Personal Health Budgets are giving people choice and control and transforming health and wellbeing outcomes.  Find out how and what the voluntary and community sector can do to help ensure people can access and make the most effective use of Personal Health Budgets by joining our free webinar at 11am on 26 July. This 60 minute session will also set out some of the ways that VCSE organisations can collaborate with their local CCGs to make Personal Health Budgets work for people.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
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:

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:

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