Better Care Bristol Joint Working Project launches first report

31 July, 2018 - 17:18

The Better Care Bristol Joint Working Project has released the findings from its first major piece of work in the city.

The Better Care Fund is a national programme that aims to improve the way that health and social care services...


VCSE sector to play pivotal role in Bristol’s adult care and support

31 July, 2018 - 14:55

The VCSE sector will play a key role in delivering adult care and support according to Bristol City Council’s new market provision statement.

Launched in early July, ‘Working with us for Better Lives’ sets out the council’s vision...


Voluntary and community organisations hold the key to personalisation in healthcare.

11 June, 2018 - 12:26

A new report explores how voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups can collaborate to deliver Personal Health Budgets.

A new report, based on the Voluntary Voices partnership's work with health and care commissioners and the Voluntary, Community and Social...


Stress – are we coping? New report marks beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May, 2018 - 14:49

New research from the Mental Health Foundation has found that, over the past year, three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Their new report, Stress – Are We Coping?’, was released today to mark Mental Health...


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

5 March, 2018 - 16:01
 

Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s...


Bristol’s new-look drug and alcohol services

6 February, 2018 - 10:00
Bristol’s re-commissioned Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) went live on 1 February.
 
ROADS is a partnership between BDP (Bristol Drugs Project), DHI (Developing Health & Independence) and (AWP) Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS...

Guest Blog: Loneliness can affect us all

18 January, 2018 - 14:38

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine...


Anti-bullying week: we must work together to promote equality and respect for difference

15 November, 2017 - 10:46
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to...

New community-focused drug and alcohol services announced

7 November, 2017 - 16:30
After a consultation and commissioning process that started in 2016, Bristol City Council has announced a new programme of community-focused drug and alcohol treatment services. The new approach is designed to provide better, more coordinated services to help people get the support they need...

£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,...

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