The national state of our sector - what does it mean for you?

12 May, 2017 - 11:39
 
Earlier this week, the NCVO published its 2017 edition of the UK Civil Society Almanac, covering the period of 2014/2015. The Almanac brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of...

Tell us about your experiences of commissioning and collaboration in Bristol

11 May, 2017 - 15:24
 
Voscur has launched a new survey to support our ongoing work to support, represent and develop Bristol’s VCSE sector in areas of commissioning and collaboration in the city...

Surviving or Thriving? Major new study marks 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week

10 May, 2017 - 15:00

A major new study by the Mental Health Foundation on the nation’s mental health has uncovered that most Britons (65%) say that they have experienced a mental health problem - like a panic attack or depression. The study found that this is an issue that is becoming worse, with younger people more...


Learning at Work Week

9 May, 2017 - 15:56
 
Local people are set to benefit from an array of free workshops during Learning at Work Week.
 
From 15 May, Bristol Learning City partners alongside Bristol organisations and businesses, will be staging free taster sessions and taking a fresh look at how...

Bright Ideas Fund

9 May, 2017 - 14:43

Round 2 is now open

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business. It will also give your group the early...


National Citizen Service Bill receives Royal Assent

9 May, 2017 - 14:16
 
The NCS programme brings young people from different backgrounds together and gives them the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop skills and volunteer in communities.
 
The National Citizen Service (NCS) Bill has received Royal Assent.   The...

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Help shape a campaign to improve health and social care services for disabled children and young people

9 May, 2017 - 14:09

 

The Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP) is a collaboration between more than 30 charities, chaired by Contact a Family.   They have come together in the shared belief that health and social care services for disabled children, young people...


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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...

NHS ‘Next Steps’ is a step back says NAVCA

9 May, 2017 - 13:49
 
NAVCA say that the NHS’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, is a step back for the voluntary sector. Published at the end of March, it “reviews the progress made since the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View in October 2014 and sets out a series of practical and...

How will the Conservative Metro Mayor work with the VCSE sector?

5 May, 2017 - 10:59

The results of the Metro Mayor election are in, with Conservative Tim Bowles winning by a small margin - 4,377 votes ahead of Labour's Lesley Mansell.

Mr Bowles will control a budget of...


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