9 February, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin.

When will Bristol move onto Universal Credit?

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.

8 January, 2018

People in the UK remain willing to become involved in society but attracting people from more diverse backgrounds remains a challenge, says a new report from NCVO.

8 January, 2018
Bristol Homeless Connect is a new website providing a single online access point for information and help on rough sleeping in Bristol.
 
The website includes links to local organisations that offer support to those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. It also includes information on how local people can get involved in the fight to end homelessness in our City, either through volunteering, donating or supporting the work of local VCSE organisations.
 
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.

13 December, 2017

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Read Voscur’s digest of the Government’s proposals here.

9 November, 2017
 
Bristol City Council (BCC) has published ‘Tough Times, High Hopes’ – its Corporate Strategy and budget consultation for 2018 – 19. In it, BCC is proposing savings to address its £108m budget gap for the next 5 years, and it is asking Bristolians to give their feedback.
 
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.
 
27 October, 2017
 
The Government is planning changes to statutory guidance around safeguarding children. It has opened a consultation around the proposed changes and is calling for feedback and input. The deadline is 31 December 2017.
 
 
28 September, 2017
 
Parliament's summer recess is over, and elected MPs are returning to Parliament, fresh from their conferences.
 

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