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Voscur responds to House of Lords social care consultation

24 October, 2018 - 12:30


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: ...

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Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit touches down in Bristol

24 October, 2018 - 11:05


The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) Annual Summit, a major worldwide gathering of city representatives held once a year, has just been hosted by Bristol from 21-23 October 2018. More than 80 mayors from around the world were invited to attend by Marvin Rees,...

Charity Commission for England and Wales Sign

Charity Commission updates safeguarding guidance

23 October, 2018 - 16:57


The Charity Commission has updated its...

£20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness

23 October, 2018 - 16:19

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness to secure their own tenancy.


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Charity Commission launches new Statement of Strategic Intent

9 October, 2018 - 17:03


The Charity Commission has released a new Statement of Strategic Intent, which sets out its core purpose and priorities for the five years to 2023.

It says that the new purpose will “…ensure charity can thrive and inspire...

No change to Big Lottery grants under new name

3 October, 2018 - 10:53


The Big Lottery’s name change to The National Lottery Community Fund will not herald any changes to its grant policy.

The UK’s largest community funder has said that applicants should continue as normal and that it would be...

Bristol Black History Month speakers: Esi Edugyan, David Olusoga, Chiddera Eggerue and Kamal Ahmed.

News from Voscur members: Black History Month, enhanced health support, and a festive event

3 October, 2018 - 10:17


Our second member news report brings some exciting developments from...

Bristol Youth Offending Team ‘requires improvement’

2 October, 2018 - 15:27


The Bristol City Council team that supports young people that are in trouble with the law has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation.

The Bristol Youth Offending...

The Social Metrics Commission releases new measure of UK poverty

28 September, 2018 - 11:35


The new measurement looks beyond income, accounting for a range of essential costs that reduce people’s spending power such as rent, mortgage payments, childcare and disability costs.

These are measured against the positive...

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Save Hamilton House campaign makes national news

27 September, 2018 - 17:28


The campaign to save Hamilton House, home to several VCSE sector organisations in Bristol, has caught the attention of the national press. Hamilton House was described by...