Report from the Children’s Commissioner on measuring the number of vulnerable children

11 July, 2017 - 13:38

 

The latest publications, from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office, bring together a range of official information sources, to build a picture of the number of children...


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...


Improving care for victims and survivors of sexual assault

6 July, 2017 - 09:53
 
The Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police service and NHS England are working together to plan and buy Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in the South West of England.
 
They are currently seeking views from a range of people and...

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Be a vital voice for our sector - be a Voscur Advocate!

29 June, 2017 - 13:35

 

Voscur is currently looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals to become Voscur Advocates.

Voscur Advocates play a key role in the city, ensuring that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector is involved in strategic and operational decision making on a...


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....

Voscur Blog: 'Funding - the good news!'

26 June, 2017 - 11:17

 

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Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s new Funding lead. Read more about Jenny here.

 

NHS renews guidelines for involving people in their own care

16 June, 2017 - 15:02
 
NHS England has drawn upon expertise from the VCSE sector and other groups to update its guidelines around involving people in their own care. 
 
This encouraging development suggests that the NHS is serious about “listening to what our communities have to...

Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children and Young people

16 June, 2017 - 14:15
 
If your organisation is working to support children and young people with emotional health issues you can promote your services in a helpful, one-stop directory.
 
The...

The Age Friendly Community Chest fund

16 June, 2017 - 11:46

Is your street age friendly?
 
How would you make your area better for older people?
 
Do you have an idea to improve your neighbourhood for older people?

 
The Age Friendly Community Chest is a fund launched in partnership...


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...

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