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...

New consultations detail major savings proposals in Bristol neighbourhoods

14 June, 2017 - 14:05

A raft of five consultations have been launched by Bristol City Council to get local people’s views on their proposals for how they could deliver certain local services with a reduced budget.

Libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols, Neighbourhood Partnerships and Bristol...


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-...

Have your say: your chance to meet the West of England’s Metro Mayor

2 June, 2017 - 12:15
 
Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across the West of England have a chance to hear from the Conservative Metro Mayor, Tim Bowles, at a special event...

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...


Continuing campaigning in the midst of party politics

1 June, 2017 - 10:40
 
Voscur have received the following statement from NCVO about charity campaigning ahead of the general election. We wanted to share this with our members so that you can feel confident in your campaigning and continue your great work in Bristol and beyond.
 
"...

Tests for the West: Devolution to the West of England

25 May, 2017 - 12:22
 
Shortly before Tim Bowles was elected the first ‘metro mayor’ for the West of England, a group of academics, local government representatives, Whitehall officials and trade unionists gathered in Bristol to discuss the opportunities and challenges for devolution to the region....

Stonewall releases UK General Election 2017 Manifesto

24 May, 2017 - 10:58

 

In the lead-up to the General Election, LGBT charity Stonewall has released a Manifesto around the rights and equality of LGBT people. Its tagline: “acceptance without exception”.

The Manifesto sets out pertinent questions to ask local candidates around LGBT issues, and...


Election: Manifesto Hub - charities' policy priorities for the next government

22 May, 2017 - 12:33
 
The key political parties have published their manifestos ahead of the general election on 8 June. Alongside these, many expert VCSE sector organisations, along with those in other sectors, have come forward, putting on record their policy priorities for the next parliament. ...

Bristol West Question Time event cancelled

22 May, 2017 - 11:31
 
Due to the terrible events in Manchester last night, all campaign activity ahead of the general election has been suspended today. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the Bristol West Question Time event which was due to take place tonight at the Trinity Centre....

Pages