6 February, 2018
Bristol’s re-commissioned Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) went live on 1 February.
 

Refugee Women of Bristol in partnership with the Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (FORWARD) invite you to join us for an informative day of presentations, discussions, workshops and networking at our annual International Zero Tolerance for FGM Conference.

The conference celebrates the multiagency approach, which is recognised as a “beacon of excellence” in the movement against FGM.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 - 10:00 to 14:00
18 January, 2018

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine million UK people, young and old, loneliness is a big challenge for our communities and the VCSE organisations that serve them.

15 November, 2017
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. 
 
This year’s Anti-Bullying week theme is 'All Different, All Equal'. The aim is to:
 
7 November, 2017
After a consultation and commissioning process that started in 2016, Bristol City Council has announced a new programme of community-focused drug and alcohol treatment services. The new approach is designed to provide better, more coordinated services to help people get the support they need to recover – and make best use of reduced resources.
 
24 October, 2017
 
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are currently working to commission an Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) service for the residents of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 
 
As a key part of this process, they are looking for 2 or 3 people to join in the procurement decision making processes. 
 
4 October, 2017
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing, and empowering older people. These include therapy-based support and activities, food and nutrition projects and intergenerational work.
 
3 October, 2017

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and experiences of trans people in relation to health and wellbeing. It also highlights valuable ways in which trans people have organised and advocated for and among themselves.

The report finds that:

30 August, 2017

 

The 2017 Celebrating Age Festival moves back to City Hall, Park Street and there is an exciting program of activities lined up in the council chambers and on college green.  

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:

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