13 May, 2019

Bristol City Council is consulting on its draft five-year strategy for homelessness and rough sleeping.

 

The strategy sets out information about the scale and causes of homelessness and rough sleeping in the city and how the council will prevent and tackle the issue.

 

9 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on draft policies and development allocations for its Local Plan.

The Local Plan includes policies for deciding planning applications in Bristol.

The review will update existing policies and guide development in the city over the next twenty years, with the aim of building a better Bristol.

The consultation runs until 24 May 2019 and the council is seeking comments on:

Blog: Charities are the lifeblood of our city

 

Blog written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, former Chair of Trustees at Voscur

Meg and Adibah started Safe Space last year as a support group for refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered sexual violence. Their passion came from experience and a desire to make a difference – improving the lives of people in Bristol.

12 December, 2018

 

Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. We've published our response below in advance of submitting it to give Bristol's VCSE sector the opportunity to comment and contribute.

27 November, 2018

 

Bristol Music Trust is consulting on the future of Colston Hall, including on the venue’s new name.

The venue is undergoing a £48.8 million redevelopment and will reopen in 2019 under a new name.

23 October, 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness to secure their own tenancy.

The Private Rented Sector Access Fund was launched on World Homeless Day and aims to help up to 9,000 people to find private rented home.

28 September, 2018

 

The new measurement looks beyond income, accounting for a range of essential costs that reduce people’s spending power such as rent, mortgage payments, childcare and disability costs.

These are measured against the positive impact of people’s liquid assets on alleviating immediate poverty. These include savings and – where relevant – stocks and shares.

Metro Mayor of WECA, Tim Bowles, seen with map graphic of WECA areas
11 September, 2018

 

22 August, 2018

Avon and Somerset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has released tender documents for those providers wishing to provide it with victim support services from April 2019. Each new contract will last for four years.

Voscur and the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum were commissioned by the OPCC to link with the wider voluntary and community sector and seek their views on the future of victim support services and how current services impact on their organisations.

18 July, 2018

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