Stress – are we coping? New report marks beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May, 2018 - 14:49

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...


Blog: Beware the burnout - sustaining yourself as well as your organisation

5 March, 2018 - 16:01
 

Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s...


Changes to Universal Credit announced

9 February, 2018 - 12:06

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin....


Bristol’s new-look drug and alcohol services

6 February, 2018 - 10:00
Bristol’s re-commissioned Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) went live on 1 February.
 
ROADS is a partnership between BDP (Bristol Drugs Project), DHI (Developing Health & Independence) and (AWP) Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS...

Guest Blog: Loneliness can affect us all

18 January, 2018 - 14:38

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine...


Voscur’s call to Government: The VCSE sector must be properly funded to keep service users safe online

13 December, 2017 - 14:32

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and...


Keeping people safe online: the VCSE sector’s message to Government

15 November, 2017 - 12:24
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this....

Anti-bullying week: we must work together to promote equality and respect for difference

15 November, 2017 - 10:46
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to...

New community-focused drug and alcohol services announced

7 November, 2017 - 16:30
After a consultation and commissioning process that started in 2016, Bristol City Council has announced a new programme of community-focused drug and alcohol treatment services. The new approach is designed to provide better, more coordinated services to help people get the support they need...

Are the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) assessments working well?

5 October, 2017 - 14:53
 
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and...

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