Better Care Bristol Joint Working Project launches first report

31 July, 2018 - 17:18

The Better Care Bristol Joint Working Project has released the findings from its first major piece of work in the city.

The Better Care Fund is a national programme that aims to improve the way that health and social care services...


VCSE sector to play pivotal role in Bristol’s adult care and support

31 July, 2018 - 14:55

The VCSE sector will play a key role in delivering adult care and support according to Bristol City Council’s new market provision statement.

Launched in early July, ‘Working with us for Better Lives’ sets out the council’s vision...


Voluntary and community organisations hold the key to personalisation in healthcare.

11 June, 2018 - 12:26

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...


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....

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