Are the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) assessments working well?

5 October, 2017 - 14:53
 
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and...

£880,000 for unique projects tackling loneliness and isolation

4 October, 2017 - 10:27
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing,...

Transforming health outcomes for trans people

3 October, 2017 - 09:47

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and...


Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund

2 October, 2017 - 11:57
 
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus...

New 'Treasury helpline' to assist charities

2 October, 2017 - 11:10
The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has launched a new Treasury helpline to assist charities that may not have a dedicated treasury or cash management function in their own charity. 
 
Many charities are reducing the resources available to them by not managing their cash...

Social prescribing: two speedy ways you can contribute to ongoing research and development

28 September, 2017 - 10:06

 

The Social Prescribing Network is promoting two surveys that support further research and development into successful social prescribing projects and impact...


Get ready for NCVO’s ‘A Day in the Life’ work shadowing scheme!

22 September, 2017 - 14:43
 
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in Government?
 
Are you eager to share voluntary sector expertise with Government workers?
 
If you are looking for a unique way to boost your skillset, networks and gain valuable experience...

Important new Charity Commission guidance on reporting serious incidents

22 September, 2017 - 12:40
 
The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on reporting serious incidents, following growing concern that they are being under-reported by charities. 
 
Last year, charities reported 2,181 incidents to the Commission, over half of which (55%) related to...

Arts on referral: why we need a more creative approach to health and wellbeing

20 September, 2017 - 15:08
 
“I no longer take any medication and, although I am not without problems, I find that as long as I can paint I can cope” – art on prescription service-user 
 
VCSE organisations that use the arts* for therapeutic purposes will...

Guest blog: Creative city, creative healthcare - Bristol’s Arts on Referral Alliance

20 September, 2017 - 15:08

 

Bristol’s social prescribing ‘movement’ has gathered momentum over the past few years with a plan for a city-wide approach to be considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board at its next meeting in October.

Away from the world of strategy, the frontline work...


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