7 January, 2019

 

Bristol Community Health CIC and North Somerset Community Partnership CIC have announced their intention to merge. The merger will take place after August 2019, subject to a successful joint partnership bid for the Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Adults’ Community Healthcare Contract. This news follows the local CCG’s announcement today of its intention to commission a single provider to run the service from April 2020. 

7 January, 2019

 

Four projects based in Bristol have been awarded funding through the government’s £11.5 million Building Connections loneliness fund.

Once your organisation starts to deliver services you will need to make sure you have the right volunteers and that they are happy and stay with you as long as you need them. This course will enable you to identify who are the best people for your volunteer roles, how to get them on board and how to ensure they stay.

What will this course cover?

Volunteer recruitment and retention

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 28 February, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00
5 December, 2018

 

The King’s Fund has launched a report on the role of volunteers in the NHS.

Commissioned by the Royal Voluntary Service and Helpforce, it shows the perceptions of frontline staff working in acute care.

 

NCVO has published a new factsheet aimed at preparing voluntary sector organisations for Brexit.

It sets out the main Brexit considerations for UK voluntary organisations as well as practical steps you can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment, including:

- Economic impact

- Employing EU nationals

- EU Funding

- The opportunities ahead

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.

29 October, 2018

 

It’s crunch time for Brexit; this month Theresa May announced that the government’s deal was 95 percent complete.

Brexit has proven notoriously difficult to predict – and not just in terms of the referendum outcome. The direction that the political processes could take is also subject to a number of factors, each of which could see it take a drastically different turn.

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.

Develop and improve your volunteer programme by learning to use simple adaptable tools and methods that will demonstrate to your volunteers, your funders, your service users and the wider community the impact of volunteering. 

This course will enable you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 22 November, 2018 -
09:30 to 15:30

Blog: Why become a board member?                                                                 

Being a board member is one of the most important roles in a charity or social enterprise. Trustees or directors work on governing bodies and take ultimate responsibility for an organisation, ensuring that it is well-run and working towards its purpose – whether that is (for example) to decrease poverty, provide play opportunities for children or offer housing to people who are homeless.

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