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:

28 June, 2017
 
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees has said that regrettably, cuts to council services are inevitable. However the public can have a say on how they will be made.
 
A series of consultation surveys and events (running from June - September 2017) will give you the chance to contribute to the process. 
 
7 June, 2017
 
It is well understood that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector benefits from having a strong voice, and in turn, our partners benefit from our perspective and expertise. 
 
2 June, 2017
 
Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across the West of England have a chance to hear from the Conservative Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles, at a special event on Tuesday, 20 June.
 
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.
 

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