New JSNA report launched

5 November, 2018 - 14:51

 

Bristol City Council and the NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has published the latest Joint...


Budget analysis

30 October, 2018 - 16:13

 

This year’s budget has been over-shadowed by Brexit, with NCVO having described it as being one that will tide us over until we leave the EU.

While the government has hailed it as being the ‘end to austerity’, the only...


Policy briefing: Brexit update

29 October, 2018 - 14:51

 

It’s crunch time for Brexit; this month Theresa May announced that the government’s deal was 95 percent complete.

Brexit has proven notoriously difficult to predict – and not just in terms of the referendum outcome. The...


New strategy says government will support VCSE in tackling loneliness

24 October, 2018 - 13:01

 

The Government has launched its new Loneliness Strategy in a bid to tackle what it calls “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.

Under the strategy, GPs in England will be able to refer patients...


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Voscur responds to House of Lords social care consultation

24 October, 2018 - 12:30

 

Voscur has contributed to a recent call for evidence on the future of social care from the House of Lords. You can read our response below. To find out more about the call for evidence, visit: ...


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Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit touches down in Bristol

24 October, 2018 - 11:05

 

The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) Annual Summit, a major worldwide gathering of city representatives held once a year, has just been hosted by Bristol from 21-23 October 2018. More than 80 mayors from around the world were invited to attend by Marvin Rees,...


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Charity Commission updates safeguarding guidance

23 October, 2018 - 16:57

 

The Charity Commission has updated its...


£20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness

23 October, 2018 - 16:19

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness to secure their own tenancy.

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Charity Commission launches new Statement of Strategic Intent

9 October, 2018 - 17:03

 

The Charity Commission has released a new Statement of Strategic Intent, which sets out its core purpose and priorities for the five years to 2023.

It says that the new purpose will “…ensure charity can thrive and inspire...


No change to Big Lottery grants under new name

3 October, 2018 - 10:53

 

The Big Lottery’s name change to The National Lottery Community Fund will not herald any changes to its grant policy.

The UK’s largest community funder has said that applicants should continue as normal and that it would be...


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