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...


Voscur offers IAG collaboration support following funding consultation

4 July, 2018 - 13:35

Voscur is reminding VCS organisations that provide Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services that it can support them with partnership and collaboration support.

This follows the launch of a Bristol City Council consultation on commissioning...


The Oxfam scandal should remind us to encourage and protect whistleblowers

22 February, 2018 - 16:00
Shocking news about the sexual misconduct of a number of Oxfam staff resulted in a serious a backlash from the media, and the withdrawal of support from many of its regular donors...

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....


Internet safety: The Government launches an inquiry into current ‘offensive communications’ laws

8 February, 2018 - 15:46
In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper consultation, the Government has recognised a potential need to refresh legislation to align with the modern digital age. It has asked the Law...

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Ready for GDPR? Read our helpful guide and FAQs for VCSE groups

23 January, 2018 - 11:32
By now, most people will have heard about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is coming into force in May 2018, but do you understand what it means in practice for your group/organisation?
 

Following a number of inquiries from our members and other VCSE...


Charitable companies with an income of under £12,500 can now convert to CIOs

18 January, 2018 - 11:52
Charitable companies with an income of under £12,500 can now convert to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and the Government has issued a timetable for the staggered introduction of this opportunity for larger organisations.
 
What is a CIO?...

Changes to the automatic disqualification law could affect your leadership team: make sure you’re prepared

17 January, 2018 - 14:46
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as...

Getting it right: top tips for a stress-free annual return

17 January, 2018 - 12:03
Charities with an income of £10,000 or over* must submit an annual return to the Charity Commission within 10 months of the end of the organisation’s financial year. Ideally you should begin the process of pulling the information together as soon as you approve your latest accounts and the...

Voscur's response to Bristol City Council's budget consultation

18 December, 2017 - 17:24

 

To deliver on citizens’ high hopes during tough times, working more effectively with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) is a smart place to start. Voscur’s submission to...


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