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15 May, 2018 - 11:49

Blog written by Ed Howarth, Senior Project Manager, Bath Social Development Research and Co-Organiser of...

Stress – are we coping? New report marks beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May, 2018 - 14:49

New research from the Mental Health Foundation has found that, over the past year, three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Their new report, Stress – Are We Coping?’, was released today to mark Mental Health...

"Goodbye" Black Friday - "hello" Fair Saturday!

10 May, 2018 - 14:29

For a few years now, a global cultural movement has been building, as a positive response to Black Friday. In 2018 - it is coming to Bristol!

The concept of Black Friday sits very differently with different people. Although embraced by a large number, who take to the shops in their droves...

Local survivors of sexual violence face barriers to accessing support

30 April, 2018 - 14:02

A pioneering sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has brought to light the experiences of a range of survivors in the area, many of whom did not receive appropriate therapeutic support to address the trauma they experienced. 

Nationally, 3.1% of women and 0.8% of men are...

Targeted Short Breaks for children and young people: Engagement and consultation on commissioning process

25 April, 2018 - 11:58


Bristol City Council has launched a two part public engagement and consultation for Bristol’s targeted short breaks. The first part will run until Friday 1 June, then they will evaluate the responses and run a further six week consultation until Sunday 15 July 2018.

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Young people at centre of £90 million scheme to help tackle youth unemployment

16 April, 2018 - 14:12
The Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, has announced plans to put young people at the heart of designing a £90 million scheme to help tackle youth unemployment.
The new £90m youth fund will be invested in programmes which...

'I Will Be Heard' - engaging diverse communities in the Truth Project

11 April, 2018 - 14:02
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recently met with Bristol’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community leaders to raise awareness of the Truth Project. Voscur representatives from BME Voice and Influence and the Bristol Sexual Violence Support Consortium attended....

Council halts changes to 2018-19 Discretionary Rate Relief

10 April, 2018 - 15:17
Bristol City Council has confirmed that it will no longer be making changes to its discretionary rate relief (DRR) scheme in the 2018-19 tax year. This decision has relieved considerable pressure on the 19 voluntary sector groups who’s relief of up to 100% was...

New West of England Community Transport Network

10 April, 2018 - 11:58
Community transport provides a vital service for thousands of people across the West of England. Over 45 community organisations provide a diverse range of services, including community minibuses, volunteer car schemes taking people to medical appointments, wheels to work schemes and regular...