Following the General Election, how will Bristol’s elected MPs work with the VCSE sector?

11 October, 2017 - 11:19
 
Parliament's summer recess is over, and elected MPs are returning to Parliament, fresh from their...

Black History month 2017 is here!

10 October, 2017 - 16:03
 
Black History Month takes place in October and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities.
 
For many years, Bristol has gone to great lengths to celebrate Black History Month and 2017 is no exception....

Are the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) assessments working well?

5 October, 2017 - 14:53
 
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and...

£880,000 for unique projects tackling loneliness and isolation

4 October, 2017 - 10:27
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing,...

Transforming health outcomes for trans people

3 October, 2017 - 09:47

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and...


Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund

2 October, 2017 - 11:57
 
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus...

Help break down barriers and improve the experiences of young people who volunteer ‘full time’

20 September, 2017 - 11:52
 
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be...

Journey to Justice Bristol

7 September, 2017 - 11:45
 
Voscur is supporting an exciting programme of events that are being planned in Bristol this October to honour past and present social justice movements, in Bristol and across the world. Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice (JtoJ) travelling exhibition and use this as a...

Join the conversation: In times of change and upheaval, how can we work together and build bridges in our communities?

23 August, 2017 - 15:12
 
Submit your response to The Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement by Friday, 8th September.
 
Most would agree we live in a time of great change and upheaval: Brexit, the recent terrorist attacks, and phenomena such as in-...

£1 billion for the West of England over the next 30 years - but will it reach everybody? Help shape the strategy now

23 August, 2017 - 14:15
 
In the recently published West of England Strategy (WoE) discussion paper, Metro Mayor Tim Bowles lays out his plans for the next four years and pledges to work with “councils and business to lead a region that delivers on economic growth”. 
 
The...

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