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.
 

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides detailed information on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Bristol.

The JSNA process is led by Public Health and involves Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bristol Healthwatch, the Voluntary and Community Sector and other partners. 

It informs decisions about how these bodies plan services to improve health and wellbeing in Bristol, while reducing health inequalities.

Health & Social Care

Welcome to the Health and Social Care Network, for VCSE groups working in this area. This network covers a range of issues such  Bristol's Better Care plans, Social Care, Bristol's Health and Wellbeing Board, and Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.

Social inclusion through positive action

Creating a more equal society requires taking proactive, targeted action - not just 'getting out of the way and letting the market decide.' Such positive action underpins all Voscur's work to support and develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. We are also involved in a number of other initiatives addressing specific barriers to opportunity, and provide training and consultancy for organisations that want to improve their own inclusion and diversity practice.

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2 February, 2017

The recently published House of Commons library briefing paper on mental health shows some concerning national trends regarding mental health. The report shows a rise in people reporting a mental disorder - up from 15.5% in 1993 to 18.9% in 2014.

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31 January, 2017

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) at a lunchtime seminar held at the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group offices on Monday 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint, and showcased the work of five HITs:

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