Blog: an update on Bristol's social value and the VCSE sector

14 December, 2017 - 12:20

Blog written by Mark Hubbard, Head of Commissioning at Voscur.

I gave evidence on behalf of Bristol VCSE sector at yesterday’s Scrutiny Task and Finish Group on Council...

Voscur’s call to Government: The VCSE sector must be properly funded to keep service users safe online

13 December, 2017 - 14:32


The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and...

Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers?

12 December, 2017 - 14:43


Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers? What kind of people foster children? According to research undertaken for the Department for Education, the people who are most likely to consider fostering are those who volunteer, work in the voluntary sector...

Celebrating amazing work - Bristol chooses its 2017 VCSE sector stars!

12 December, 2017 - 14:20
The 'Voscurs', Bristol's social impact awards, dazzled again in 2017! Held at a high profile event on 30 November at We the Curious, the awards saw six exceptional groups/individuals announced as this year’s winners and presented with their awards. 
With voting fiercer...

Bristol Joint Targeted Area Inspection findings published

7 December, 2017 - 16:43

The findings from the recent joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) of the multi -agency response to abuse and neglect in Bristol City Council were publlished recently..

A JTAI  is an inspection by four inspectorates at the same time, to examine how partner agencies are...

Transforming children and young people's mental health

7 December, 2017 - 16:17

The Department of Health is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.


Tell us about needs of survivors of sexual violence that you work with

5 December, 2017 - 10:50
Sexual Violence Services in Avon and Somerset have launched a workforce survey to see how services could be improved for survivors of sexual violence. They welcome your contribution and ask you to please share with others in your organisation and wider networks.

Bath & NES Smoke Free Sports Club Grant

22 November, 2017 - 14:33

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
2nd October 2017 , 9:00 am
Closing Date:
4th December 2017 , 9:00 am
Maximum grant awarded:
Successful applicants will receive a £500 grant.


Universal credit information guides

16 November, 2017 - 10:18


Universal credit full service is just around the corner, starting in Bristol in March 2018. In order to help people to prepare for these changes early, Bristol City Council has circulated two guides about the changes – one for...