14 April, 2020

 

The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.

At this challenging time, the VCSE sector in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is working in partnership with:

26 February, 2020

 

In February 2010, a major review of health equity in England was published, called Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).

4 February, 2019

 

The NHS Long Term Plan was launched in January to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the service.

It aims to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes and sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, announced by the Prime Minister in summer 2018, will be spent over the next 5 years.

3 December, 2018

 

Charities are being encouraged to bid for £15 million in funding that has been made available through the Tampon Tax Fund.

The fund will be available to charities working with vulnerable women and girls and each successful project will receive at least £1 million in funding.

All grants from this round will be offered to charities for two year projects.

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:

24 October, 2018

 

The Government has launched its new Loneliness Strategy in a bid to tackle what it calls “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.

Under the strategy, GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to community activities and voluntary services by 2023.

11 June, 2018

A new report explores how voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups can collaborate to deliver Personal Health Budgets.

A new report, based on the Voluntary Voices partnership's work with health and care commissioners and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE), has found that VCSE organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.

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 
 
20 September, 2017

 

Bristol’s social prescribing ‘movement’ has gathered momentum over the past few years with a plan for a city-wide approach to be considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board at its next meeting in October.

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