6 July, 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police service and NHS England are working together to plan and buy Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in the South West of England.
They are currently seeking views from a range of people and organisations to help inform the new SARC service. They have already talked extensively to users of these services and have further workshops and discussions planned. Service user representatives will be part of the group of people making the final decision about who provides SARCs in the future.


The “Can Do” guide to organising and running community events


Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help to encourage and enable people to participate, and play a more active part, in society. This guide from the Cabinet Office provides information on how to organise such events.


Calling all citizens, activists, community groups and community workers!

If you want to make a difference in your neighbourhood or are already active and want to network with like-minded people then this event is for you.

There will be space to meet people active in their communities, talk about what you are doing or would like to do and get support.

Thursday, 20 July, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
14 June, 2017

A raft of five consultations have been launched by Bristol City Council to get local people’s views on their proposals for how they could deliver certain local services with a reduced budget.

Libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols, Neighbourhood Partnerships and Bristol Community Links are all covered in the proposals. The ‘Your Neighbourhood’ consultations ask people to comment on as many of these proposals as possible. They include an interactive map to help people judge and comment on the combined effects of the different options they can choose from.

25 May, 2017
Shortly before Tim Bowles was elected the first ‘metro mayor’ for the West of England, a group of academics, local government representatives, Whitehall officials and trade unionists gathered in Bristol to discuss the opportunities and challenges for devolution to the region.
This event, organised by the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, was the fifth in a series of discussions held across England as part of the Academy’s Governing England programme.
22 May, 2017
Due to the terrible events in Manchester last night, all campaign activity ahead of the general election has been suspended today. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the Bristol West Question Time event which was due to take place tonight at the Trinity Centre.
To find out more about the election and candidates running in Bristol and the South West, visit the Bristol Post's comprehensive resource page here.
27 April, 2017
Bristol Zero Tolerance has launched a 'Bristol Street Harassment Project' campaign to address and tackle the problem of street harassment in Bristol.
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.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides detailed information on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Bristol.

The JSNA process is led by Public Health and involves Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bristol Healthwatch, the Voluntary and Community Sector and other partners. 

It informs decisions about how these bodies plan services to improve health and wellbeing in Bristol, while reducing health inequalities.

Social inclusion through positive action

Creating a more equitable and inclusive society requires taking proactive, targeted action - not just 'getting out of the way and letting the market decide.' Such positive action underpins all Voscur's work to support and develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. We are also involved in a number of other initiatives addressing specific barriers to opportunity, and provide training and consultancy for organisations that want to improve their own inclusion and diversity practice.


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