18 December, 2017

 

To deliver on citizens’ high hopes during tough times, working more effectively with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) is a smart place to start. Voscur’s submission to Bristol City Council’s corporate strategy and budget consultation therefore sets out a number of ways the VCSE sector is able to play a full and meaningful role in shaping the future of our city and its citizens.

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:
 
13 November, 2017
 
The City Office has launched a 6-month positive action programme aimed at improving the representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees in senior leadership roles within Bristol and the wider area.
 
The “Stepping Up” programme has been designed in partnership with employers to create a talent pool of future leaders who more readily reflect our multi-cultural communities but may not have had (until now) the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
 
28 September, 2017
 
Parliament's summer recess is over, and elected MPs are returning to Parliament, fresh from their conferences.
 
10 October, 2017
 
Black History Month takes place in October and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities.
 
For many years, Bristol has gone to great lengths to celebrate Black History Month and 2017 is no exception. There is a varied programme of events planned across the city this October, including music, exhibitions, theatre, workshops, walks, talks and more!
 
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, says:
 
29 September, 2017
 

 

Date/Time: 
Saturday, 14 October, 2017 -
11:30 to 13:30
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:

2 October, 2017
 
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus tickets.
 
Why this is important

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