Early Intervention into action: learning from trailblazing places

28 July, 2017 - 14:46
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has introduced a new online resource, called...

Good enough for mum? The state of adult social care, 2014 – 2017

28 July, 2017 - 10:59


A new report has been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)* into the state of adult social care in England.
Since 2013 the CQC has been using the...

The Green House awarded new premises at St Agnes Lodge

24 July, 2017 - 10:41
Following a rigorous bidding process, The Green House is delighted to have been offered the purchase of St Agnes Lodge in St Pauls, Bristol. Supporting anyone affected by sexual abuse, the organisation has seen a 300% increase in demand for its counselling services over the last 3...

Get your ducks in a row: Charity Commission set to streamline services in 2018

20 July, 2017 - 14:10
The Charity Commission is working to make its service more efficient and accessible by developing a new, online ‘one stop shop’ portal. Here VCSE organisations will be able to access easy-to-find advice and guidance, tailored to the size and type of charity. The Charity Commission...

Voscur Blog: Laptop and cup of tea versus collection tins in the rain - time to demystify online fundraising!

17 July, 2017 - 12:25



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


Early years childcare study on language and behaviour

13 July, 2017 - 14:52

A recent study commissioned by the Department for Education has found that early years education can lead to improvements in language and behaviour. The ...

Substance Misuse commissioning given the go ahead

13 July, 2017 - 10:46


Bristol City Council’s commissioning process for drug and alcohol services (formerly known as ROADS) was given the go ahead by last week’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

Full details of the final commissioning plan, tenders and timetables can be see here:...

Voscur introduces Sandra Meadows as Interim CEO

12 July, 2017 - 16:08


Sandra Meadows, Voscur’s new Interim Chief Executive, is a committed advocate for both the sector and the city which has been her home for the past 28 years.

Her background covers a variety of roles within the Bristol Corporate, Private and VCSE sectors including Marketing, HR,...

Bristol Community Workers Network : mapping grassroots work

12 July, 2017 - 14:54

Bristol City Council has produced an interactive map where community groups and citizens can see the development workers who are active in their area.

The Bristol community workers network allows people to see who is working in their areas and click on them for further information about...

Homelessness and Health for Disadvantaged Groups

12 July, 2017 - 13:40

The National Housing Federation has worked with a range of specialist organisations on a report exploring the specific issues linked to homelessness that affect particular disadvantaged groups.

Their new report, 'Homelessness and health for disadvantaged groups', highlights the challenges...