Council cuts to the Supporting People budget: have your say before 5th September

2 August, 2017 - 15:01

 

A combination of drastic reductions to central government grants and the rising demands of an ...

Consultation on Council Tax Reduction Scheme - have your say!

11 July, 2017 - 11:34

 

Bristol City Council is currently reviewing its Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2018/19 and is seeking local people’s views on the issue.

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a discount scheme that is operated by all English councils to support households who have a low income...


Cuts are coming - be part of the discussion and fight for essential services

28 June, 2017 - 11:18
 
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees has said that regrettably, cuts to council services are inevitable. However the public can have a say on how they will be made....

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.
 
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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....

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