Bristol Homeless Connect is a new website providing a single online access point for information and help on rough sleeping in Bristol.

8 January, 2018 - 10:14
Bristol Homeless Connect is a new website providing a single online access point for information and help on rough sleeping in Bristol.
 
The website includes links to local organisations that offer support to those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming...

Voscur's response to Bristol City Council's budget consultation

18 December, 2017 - 17:24

 

To deliver on citizens’ high hopes during tough times, working more effectively with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) is a smart place to start. Voscur’s submission to...


Government consultation on accelerated degrees

14 December, 2017 - 13:44

Students could be left over £25,000 better off by choosing an accelerated degree instead of a traditional three-year course, according to proposals set out in a new government consultation.

Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a...


Blog: an update on Bristol's social value and the VCSE sector

14 December, 2017 - 12:20

Blog written by Mark Hubbard, Head of Commissioning at Voscur.

I gave evidence on behalf of Bristol VCSE sector at yesterday’s Scrutiny Task and Finish Group on Council...


Voscur’s call to Government: The VCSE sector must be properly funded to keep service users safe online

13 December, 2017 - 14:32

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and...


Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers?

12 December, 2017 - 14:43

 

Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers? What kind of people foster children? According to research undertaken for the Department for Education, the people who are most likely to consider fostering are those who volunteer, work in the voluntary sector...


Celebrating amazing work - Bristol chooses its 2017 VCSE sector stars!

12 December, 2017 - 14:20
The 'Voscurs', Bristol's social impact awards, dazzled again in 2017! Held at a high profile event on 30 November at We the Curious, the awards saw six exceptional groups/individuals announced as this year’s winners and presented with their awards. 
 
With voting fiercer...

Bristol Joint Targeted Area Inspection findings published

7 December, 2017 - 16:43

The findings from the recent joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) of the multi -agency response to abuse and neglect in Bristol City Council were publlished recently..

A JTAI  is an inspection by four inspectorates at the same time, to examine how partner agencies are...


Transforming children and young people's mental health

7 December, 2017 - 16:17

The Department of Health is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

The...


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