Homelessness and Health for Disadvantaged Groups

12 July, 2017 - 13:40

The National Housing Federation has worked with a range of specialist organisations on a report exploring the specific issues linked to homelessness that affect particular disadvantaged groups.

Their new report, 'Homelessness and health for disadvantaged groups', highlights the challenges...


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....

The VCSE sector must be influential: this expert-led webinar can help

7 June, 2017 - 15:04
 
It is well understood that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector benefits from having a strong voice, and in turn, our partners benefit from our perspective and expertise. 
 
Engaging with local politicians helps VCSE organisations to...

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...

Bristol Communities Statement following terror attack at Manchester Arena

31 May, 2017 - 11:38
 
Following the recent devastating events in Manchester, a collection of Bristol VCSE sector groups, local institutions and faith groups have come together to put out a Communities Statement to the people of Bristol and beyond.
 
Inspired by the courage and...

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...


The looming crisis in charity trustee recruitment

16 May, 2017 - 15:06
 
New research by Bristol-based charity, Getting on Board, has found how poor trustee recruitment practices are damaging UK charity effectiveness, and has identified simple steps to improve things.
 
In their report, The Looming Crisis in Charity Trustee...

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Building an LGBT voice into health and social care planning systems

9 May, 2017 - 14:02
 
The National LGB&T Partnership is a partnership of eleven LGB&T organisations across England working together to reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. 
 
The Partnership has just...

Voscur to partner with University of Bath on major Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme in the West of England

31 March, 2017 - 21:49

Voscur is to partner with the University of Bath on an exciting project to support start-ups and existing social enterprises throughout the region.

The University of Bath has secured £1.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund for the work. Talking place over 3 years, it will...


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New hate crime package to target groups at need

2 February, 2017 - 15:07
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.
 
The new package will be targeted at a range of existing organisations, working with faith and minority communities that have...

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