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
 
4 October, 2017
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing, and empowering older people. These include therapy-based support and activities, food and nutrition projects and intergenerational work.
 

 

The King's Fund has produced a handy guide to Commissioning, aimed at those working in health and social care. The guide starts at beginner level, and moves into more complex areas of commissioning.

The resource can be accessed here.

28 September, 2017

 

The Social Prescribing Network is promoting two surveys that support further research and development into successful social prescribing projects and impact measurement. If you or members of your network feel you can help, please do get involved.

6 September, 2017
 
“I no longer take any medication and, although I am not without problems, I find that as long as I can paint I can cope” – art on prescription service-user 
 
24 August, 2017
 
The Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards have launched a new joint website. This website will now act as the focal point for all safeguarding information relating to adults and children for both residents and professionals alike.
 
The site is split into two halves, one to represent the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) and the other to host information relating to the Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB).
 
9 August, 2017
 
As Brexit negotiations continue, The Brexit Health Alliance (BHA) has put forward a list of collective asks, spanning five priority areas, in order to get the best results for those working in healthcare and their patients.
 
3 August, 2017
 
 
‘the needs of people with dementia from Caribbean, South Asian and Chinese communities in Bristol are not being sufficiently met’. 
 

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