NHS renews guidelines for involving people in their own care

16 June, 2017 - 15:02
 
NHS England has drawn upon expertise from the VCSE sector and other groups to update its guidelines around involving people in their own care. 
 
This encouraging development suggests that the NHS is serious about “listening to what our communities have to...

Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children and Young people

16 June, 2017 - 14:15
 
If your organisation is working to support children and young people with emotional health issues you can promote your services in a helpful, one-stop directory.
 
The...

CCG leaders warn of shrinking NHS budgets despite Government pledges to increase funding

14 June, 2017 - 15:32
 
NHS Clinical Commissioners have reacted to mounting pressures to deliver more for less, in spite of Government promises of greater investment.
 
Following the outcome of the General Election, NHS Clinical Commissioners published a...

Consultation about Supporting People services launched

14 June, 2017 - 14:31
 
Bristol City Council has launched a city-wide consultation on proposals to save £1.8m from its Supporting People budget. This equates to a reduction of 25 per cent of current funding.
 
Supporting People is a collection of free prevention services, which are...

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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