The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a new report on Ageing and Mobility.

The research found that current transport systems are complex and fragmented and present a barrier to better ageing interventions. 

It found that there is a need for local and national government to own the problem and that leadership and collaboration are required for sustainable change.

8 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on the future commissioning of ‘help when people need it’ services.

The council is looking to procure these services for two main groups; those aged 18-64 and those aged 55+, as well as other citizens who live in the community and are not supported by the working age adults provision.

19 February, 2019

 

Blog written by Ailsa Cameron, Senior Lecturer in Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and Senior Research Fellow, NIHR School for Social Care Research

 

26 November, 2018

 

The government has announced a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund for organisations that support children and young people with their mental health.

The funding is for three years and is aimed at expanding and evaluating existing projects that are both successful and innovative and that:

5 November, 2018

 

Bristol City Council and the NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has published the latest Joint Strategic Needs (JSNA) report, which provides detailed data on people’s health in the city.

30 October, 2018

 

This year’s budget has been over-shadowed by Brexit, with NCVO having described it as being one that will tide us over until we leave the EU.

While the government has hailed it as being the ‘end to austerity’, the only significant areas of spending have been on road improvements and the health service and many national VCSE organisations have expressed disappointment at the number of missed opportunities in the budget.

House of Lords Chamber Credit UK Parliament
24 October, 2018

 

Voscur has contributed to a recent call for evidence on the future of social care from the House of Lords. You can read our response below. To find out more about the call for evidence, visit: www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/economic-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2017/social-care-call-for-evidence

31 July, 2018

The VCSE sector will play a key role in delivering adult care and support according to Bristol City Council’s new market provision statement.

Launched in early July, ‘Working with us for Better Lives’ sets out the council’s vision for radical changes that it intends to make to adult care and support over the coming years.

14 May, 2018

New research from the Mental Health Foundation has found that, over the past year, three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Their new report, Stress – Are We Coping?’, was released today to mark Mental Health Awareness week. The report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications,  focussing on what both we as individuals can do to manage and reduce stress, as well as giving recommendations to Government for national measures.

29 September, 2017
 

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