The PCC needs your help to monitor police powers

28 March, 2017 - 14:44
The Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens, wishes to establish a Scrutiny of Police Powers Panel to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the PCC and to Avon & Somerset Constabulary. The panel will provide feedback on the use of police powers and the PCC is...

“Charities are the lifeblood of society” says Committee

28 March, 2017 - 14:42
The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has published its report, 'Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society', in which the Committee praises the important role that charities play in our society. 
The report stresses that if the sustainability of charities is...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violations of Human Rights (UK)

9 March, 2017 - 00:00
UK registered charities who are working to combat abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged, have until the 19th May 2017 to apply for funding through the AB Charitable Trust.
In particular, the Trust is seeking applications from charities...

Bristol’s social value on track

21 February, 2017 - 21:36
A report on Bristol City Council’s progress in instilling social value into its commissioning and procurement processes suggests that the City is on track to meeting its targets.  
These targets, as set out in the Social Value Policy which was adopted by the Council in...

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New data shows rise of mental ill health

2 February, 2017 - 15:28

The recently published House of Commons library briefing paper on mental health shows some concerning national trends regarding mental health. The report shows a rise in people reporting a mental disorder - up...

Birds eye view of the West of England

West of England - 'strongest economic recovery outside of London' - study says

2 February, 2017 - 15:19
The West of England has seen the strongest economic recovery outside London, according to a new report by think-tank Resolution Foundation, which suggests it has weathered the financial crisis better than an anywhere outside the capital. 
The report – A Western Union –...

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New hate crime package to target groups at need

2 February, 2017 - 15:07
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.
The new package will be targeted at a range of existing organisations, working with faith and minority communities that have...

Round Table Meeting

Voscur invited to join national public services programme task force

2 February, 2017 - 14:28
Voscur’s Head of Commissioning and Collaboration, Mark Hubbard, has been invited to join a new government group to improve VCSE* sector experiences of commissioning. This Civil Society Implementation Group of VCSE representatives and commissioners has been convened as part of the government’s...

Bristol Shadow Safeguarding Children Board survey -'Our Opinion 2017'

2 February, 2017 - 14:17

A message from the young people on the Bristol Shadow Safeguarding Children Board:

"Dear teachers, support workers, engagement workers and youth workers

Please find attached letter regarding the ‘Our Opinion 2017’  City Wide BSCB Shadow Board survey.

We are asking that you...

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Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day returns in 2017

2 February, 2017 - 14:09
Unique to Bristol, Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day returns in 2017, taking place on Sunday 26 February from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
For several years the Bristol Multi-Faith Forum has organised a Diverse Doors Open Day, celebrating Bristol's religious diversity, and giving...