Many VCSE organisations have been working on their bids to Bristol City Council’s Impact Fund (aka The Prospectus). One of the issues facing all organisations is the requirement to prove the need for a service. Whilst organisational monitoring and evaluation is crucial, national data and research can often support the case for local activities.

To help organisations navigate the complex world of data, Voscur has teamed up with the Open Data Institute Bristol to host an event looking at public data and information, Thursday 13 October 1-4pm Hamilton House. Click here for booking and more information.

Those interested in data may also wish to sign up to receive Bristol City Council's 'Public Health Evidence Briefing', a weekly e-bulletin with details of the latest health news, research and reports. To sign up to this free service simply e-mail your request to Christina Maslen christina.maslen@bristol.gov.uk.

The NHS has also rebranded its data portal, by the creation of  NHS digital https://www.digital.nhs.uk which publishes a wide range of health and social care data.