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...

£880,000 for unique projects tackling loneliness and isolation

4 October, 2017 - 10:27
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing,...

Transforming health outcomes for trans people

3 October, 2017 - 09:47

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and...


Social prescribing: two speedy ways you can contribute to ongoing research and development

28 September, 2017 - 10:06

 

The Social Prescribing Network is promoting two surveys that support further research and development into successful social prescribing projects and impact...


Arts on referral: why we need a more creative approach to health and wellbeing

20 September, 2017 - 15:08
 
“I no longer take any medication and, although I am not without problems, I find that as long as I can paint I can cope” – art on prescription service-user 
 
VCSE organisations that use the arts* for therapeutic purposes will...

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