Austerity bites: two thirds of charities are subsidising public sector contracts

2 June, 2017 - 13:16
 
A race to the bottom to deliver public sector contracts for less is causing a crisis in the relationship between charities and the state. A recent report by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) found that two-...

Health and Social Care and the General Election

2 June, 2017 - 11:31

 

This General Election, VCSE organisations working in Health and Social Care can get the latest updates from all political parties, along with policy analysis, thanks to a helpful...


Bristol’s Quality of Life survey - help inform local service provision

31 May, 2017 - 12:22
 
Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol. It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done...

Your chance to shape the Bristol Behaviour Change for Healthier Lifestyles Programme

18 May, 2017 - 16:26

 

Bristol City Council is now consulting on the Bristol Behaviour Change for healthier lifestyles programme, which is designed to meet the needs of people in the city who wish to change their lifestyle behaviour.

This programme represents a significant change to the current...


Have your say in improving school-based sex and relationship education for young people

17 May, 2017 - 16:22

 

Members of the public can get involved in a study which aims to improve the quality of school-based sex and relationship education for young people.

Researchers based in Bristol are planning this study to maximise the likelihood of evidence-based best practice criteria for...


Surviving or Thriving? Major new study marks 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May, 2017 - 15:00

A major new study by the Mental Health Foundation on the nation’s mental health has uncovered that most Britons (65%) say that they have experienced a mental health problem - like a panic attack or depression. The study found that this is an issue that is becoming worse, with younger people more...


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Help shape a campaign to improve health and social care services for disabled children and young people

9 May, 2017 - 14:09

 

The Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP) is a collaboration between more than 30 charities, chaired by Contact a Family.   They have come together in the shared belief that health and social care services for disabled children, young people...


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Building an LGBT voice into health and social care planning systems

9 May, 2017 - 14:02
 
The National LGB&T Partnership is a partnership of eleven LGB&T organisations across England working together to reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. 
 
The Partnership has just...

NHS ‘Next Steps’ is a step back says NAVCA

9 May, 2017 - 13:49
 
NAVCA say that the NHS’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, is a step back for the voluntary sector. Published at the end of March, it “reviews the progress made since the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View in October 2014 and sets out a series of practical and...

Public health working with the voluntary sector

10 April, 2017 - 14:49
 
The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report in conjunction with Volunteering Matters, highlighting where public health is successfully working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) across the country. 
 
Through a...

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