Talks and seminars

Swindon Social Enterprise First Annual Conference: "Profit: Putting People and the Environment First"

The rich continue to get richer while the poor get poorer; clearly the current model of economic growth isn’t working for all while public sector spending on support services continues to decline..

This conference will challenge participants to consider alternative economic models, which address the mounting social and environmental challenges facing today’s society and offer advice and guidance as to the way forward.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30

The construction and trade industry in Bristol is booming but women are still in the minority within these roles.

This free event celebrates the women working in trade within our city, while highlighting routes into the industry and the challenges that women face.

The day will consist of keynote speakers and panel discussions from women who are working in the trade industry. Confirmed speakers include Karyn Smith MP with more to be announced.

Saturday, 31 August, 2019 - 11:30 to 16:00

Commissioning is a process that public sector organisations use to plan, procure, deliver and evaluate services for local residents

There is now a general trend for public bodies (such as local councils and NHS clinical commissioning groups) to move away from grant-giving to the awarding of contracts through competitive processes.

There has also been a significant trend since the 1980s for public bodies to commission rather than deliver public services in-house themselves. Providers of services can be private-sector companies, charities or social enterprises.

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 09:00 to 11:30

Organic, fast, slow or shared. Food comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes but one thing is certain, it brings us together.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00

A presentation on the new online patient service askmyGP can be heard at Healthwatch North Somerset’s public board meeting on July 9th in Weston-super-Mare.

Weston has seen the biggest roll-out of the new online booking system in the country, with nine surgeries either already using it, or planning to bring it in shortly.  Denys Rayner, ISS Support Manager, from clinical commissioning group BNSSG, will be giving a presentation on how the new service is taking shape in the area.

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Age UK Bristol/Brunelcare Research Forum in collaboration with UWE and University of Bristol present a focus on LGBT+ ageing

About this Event

Focus on LGBT+ ageing, equality and the inclusion of older people from sexual and gender minority groups

Hosted by the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. To coincide with the Bristol Pride Festival 2019.

When: Thursday 4th July 2019, 2-4pm.

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Jessica Eaton delivers this unique workshop based on up to date of psychological research and many years of front line practice, and will explore the ways in which women and girls are blamed for sexual violence - and the ways they blame themselves.

We will look at the prevalence of victim blaming of women and the findings from her new study which surveyed the general population about how much they would blame women for sexual violence committed against them.

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 - 10:00

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 16:00

Lunchtime seminar: collaborating beyond words with Katherine Broomfield, Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Doctoral Fellow

Katherine previously led a local augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service in Gloucestershire; part of the adult speech and language therapy team. AAC, or communication aids, are external devices that support people who cannot speak clearly enough to get their message across. In 2016, she secured funding from Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to complete a Clinical Doctoral Fellowship.

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00


Dusty Kennedy │National Partnership Lead │Public Health Wales


Tuesday, 4 June, 2019 - 17:00 to 19:00


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