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...

Photo of a woman helping a child to read

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...

Photo by CC BY-NC 2.0.jpg

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...

Exciting speed-matching event for free marketing development support!

4 May, 2017 - 11:12


Voscur is collaborating with the Media Trust to organise an exciting ‘speedmatching’ event, aimed at introducing local charities to marketing volunteers who can help them to spread their message and raise their profile.

This joint event, taking place at the Bristol Energy Hub,...

What will the Metro Mayor do for the voluntary sector?

28 April, 2017 - 16:54

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (...

Tackle the problem of street harassment in Bristol

27 April, 2017 - 16:05
Bristol Zero Tolerance has launched a 'Bristol Street Harassment Project' campaign to address and tackle the problem of street harassment in Bristol.
More than 80% of women worldwide and many LGBTQ individuals experience street harassment. In the UK 64% of women of all...

New Engineering Training Opportunities for Young People

24 April, 2017 - 12:54
Weston College is working with GKN Aerospace in Filton to develop a new course which prepares young people to become work ready.
The free course, titled ‘Movement into Work’, is a traineeship which lasts 10 weeks and is aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 24 who...

Bristol’s Volunteer Centre to close

24 April, 2017 - 09:59


It is with great regret that Voscur announces that Bristol’s Volunteer Centre will be closing on 10 May 2017.

Voscur will continue to support local social action by providing a regular Volunteer Organisers’ Forum and good practice resources to support the management of volunteers...