30 June, 2021


Earlier this year, we were given public data that unsurprisingly showed the highest number of COVID-19 infections were found in parts of Bristol with higher than average national indices of multiple deprivation. We wanted to find out more about why this was happening and also what can be done to reduce inequalities in these neighbourhoods.

30 June, 2021


After years of hard work Lawrence Weston’s community-owned wind turbine is on its way, and future climate action enterprises could be easier to develop through increased support, nationally and locally, for green business.

22 June, 2021


Bristol City Council, Avon and Somerset Police, and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust have all been criticised for failing to provide adequate care for three people with autism and learning difficulties, a major review has found. The inquiry’s final report describes the “abusive nature” of the system that is meant to support some of Bristol’s most vulnerable people.

13 May, 2021


Set out by the Queen in her recent address to Parliament, the government’s new Charities Bill will “address a range of issues in charity law which hamper charities’ day-to-day activities”, with the aim of saving charities time and money.

28 April, 2021


Following the murder of George Floyd whilst in police custody in the United States and Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the UK and around the world, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set up the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, promising the Commission would set out a “new positive agenda for change”.

22 April, 2021


On 6 May, everyone over the age of 18 who lives in Bristol will be able to vote for the city's next mayor. Also on this date, you can place your vote for the city's councillors, the West of England mayor, and the Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner.

Designing a New Social Reality report by Black South West Network
18 March, 2021


Black South West Network (BSWN) has launched an important new report focusing on Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and its recovery after COVID-19.


We're inviting you to the online launch event for a new city-wide report that looks at Bristol's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector response to COVID-19 and how we can use it to inform a VCSE strategy for the future. 

The report, called Designing a New Social Reality: The Future of the Bristol Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector Beyond COVID-19, was written by Black South West Network (BSWN) in partnership with Voscur and Locality. It was funded by Power To Change Trust, Bristol City Council and Quartet Community Foundation. 

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:45
Single father with young daughter in urban street with trees
10 March, 2021


A new report from Single Parent Rights has revealed that 96% of single parents want being a single parent added as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, reflecting the discrimination they face in society. The research included responses from over 1,000 people parenting alone.

Woman with visible disability raising right hand
11 February, 2021


A new report looking at leaders with disability in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector suggests that people with disabilities aren’t fully represented, supported or understood.


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