A message from the Voscur Chair

28 March, 2018 - 14:41
Voscur has been through a period of significant change.  You can read more about it in our statement.  But I wanted to say a personal thank you to all of the staff, both those who are staying and those who are leaving us, for...

Research: Diversity And Discrimination in The Charity Sector

27 March, 2018 - 15:08
The charity sector can be perceived as being caring and inclusive, but just how well are we doing at maintaining this? CharityJob’s latest research paper seeks to investigate diversity and discrimination in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on recruitment and the workplace....

Changes at Voscur

27 March, 2018 - 12:48
The Voscur Board recently completed a period of consultation with staff about options for restructuring the organisation and we are now able to announce that a new structure will be in place with effect from 1 April 2018.
Like many VCSE sector organisations in Bristol,...

Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner consults on victim services

14 March, 2018 - 13:57
The Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) has published draft commissioning intentions for a range of victim services and is now inviting feedback from local stakeholders.  
The PCC is responsible for the commissioning of local victim services such as...

Sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset - your feedback

8 March, 2018 - 16:16
The needs of the victims of sexual violence in Avon and Somerset are not fully understood. There is little-documented evidence as to the specific and varying needs of adult survivors of sexual violence in this region. A sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has therefore been...

Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services

8 March, 2018 - 15:25


'Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services' is a report  that describes the findings of the Care Quality Commission independent review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.   The report draws on evidence...

Transforming Children's Services in Bristol

8 March, 2018 - 14:56


A number of changes in children's services are taking place in Bristol.   Firstly, the plan for Bristol children’s centres is currently in the process of being implemented.  The cost reductions for children’s centres were agreed at the cabinet meeting in February 2017 following the 2016...

Blog: Beware the burnout - sustaining yourself as well as your organisation

5 March, 2018 - 16:01

Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s...

Potentially “disastrous” consequences for Bristol charities as discretionary rate relief reviewed by Council

1 March, 2018 - 11:37

Not-for-profit groups in Bristol face a very uncertain future as Bristol City Council halts applications for Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR), one month ahead of the start of a new financial year, while it considers changes to the scheme.

DRR currently offers local not-for-profit...