31 May, 2017
 
Following the recent devastating events in Manchester, a collection of Bristol VCSE sector groups, local institutions and faith groups have come together to put out a Communities Statement to the people of Bristol and beyond.
 
Inspired by the courage and community spirit being shown by the people of Manchester, this Statement encourages Bristol people to stand together against terror.
 
24 May, 2017

 

In the lead-up to the General Election, LGBT charity Stonewall has released a Manifesto around the rights and equality of LGBT people. Its tagline: “acceptance without exception”.

The Manifesto sets out pertinent questions to ask local candidates around LGBT issues, and emphasises the need to end continuing discrimination against LGBT people, both in the UK and abroad.

 This is your chance to ask representatives of each political party what they would do for Bristol’s equalities communities. 

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 -
11:00 to 13:00
16 May, 2017
 
New research by Bristol-based charity, Getting on Board, has found how poor trustee recruitment practices are damaging UK charity effectiveness, and has identified simple steps to improve things.
 
In their report, The Looming Crisis in Charity Trustee Recruitment, they state how trustee recruitment practices are outdated, with low levels of charities advertising their vacancies in the media and high levels recruiting simply through word-of-mouth.
 
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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.
 

This interactive training course explains the radicalisation processes from an educational perspective. It supports professionals working with young people to equip them to better understand and answer questions and the social needs of young people who are engaging with extreme ideals. In the training we focus on the following questions:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 13:30
30 March, 2017

Voscur is to partner with the University of Bath on an exciting project to support start-ups and existing social enterprises throughout the region.

Social value

Social value is the difference that organisations can make in not just what kind of services they deliver, but how they deliver them. Voscur works with commissioners who design and buy services, and VCSE organisations that would like to deliver services, to help them work together to create the most impact and social value through the delivery of public services. 

PCSO Officer
2 February, 2017
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.
 
The new package will be targeted at a range of existing organisations, working with faith and minority communities that have historically faced challenges in reporting hate crime. These include race and faith groups and those working at challenging the prejudice towards people from alternative subcultures.
 
A Bristol roof top view of Totterdown Mosque and nearbye houses
2 February, 2017
Unique to Bristol, Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day returns in 2017, taking place on Sunday 26 February from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
 

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