Reflecting on Skills 4 Social Purpose

13 March, 2023 - 16:44

In July of 2022, we launched Skills 4 Social Purpose, a seven-month programme supporting women from priority groups to bring their skills, knowledge and experience to the VCSE sector, funded by West of England Combined Authority's Community Support Fund. 

Participants completed workshops...

Spotlight: Redcliffe Hub Welcoming Space

22 February, 2023 - 11:39

You may remember from our recent visit to Bricks that we are dropping into local Welcoming Spaces to shine a spotlight on their work. 

Welcoming Spaces provide warmth and support to those affected by the Cost of...

What's The Cost? Cost of Living & Inequalities Conference

20 February, 2023 - 12:12

Since the Cost of Living Crisis began, Voscur has been working tirelessly alongside key partners to help shape Bristol's response. From advocating for VCSE input at strategic meetings, to shining a spotlight on Welcoming...

Spotlight: Bricks Welcoming Space

8 February, 2023 - 10:50

Since the Cost of Living Crisis first emerged, Voscur has been involved at a strategic level in helping to coordinate Bristol's response. Through regular meetings with key partners, including local authority, we have ensured the decision-making process is informed by the expertise of the...

LGBTQ+ Partnership

1 February, 2023 - 12:50

Voscur is creating a new partnership of LGBTQ+ community organisations in Bristol. 

Our vision is to support these community groups and organisations to create thriving, well-funded and cohesive services for the LGBTQ+ community locally.  

Our initial research shows that there are...

Voscur and Bristol City Council announce new partnership 

28 January, 2023 - 10:54

Voscur is thrilled to be partnering with Bristol City Council's Community Resources Team to explore the future direction of Can Do Bristol in support of social action and volunteering in Bristol’s communities.

Can Do Bristol is a community platform for residents, community groups,...

Filwood Broadway development receives £14.5 million

28 January, 2023 - 10:11

Filwood Broadway is to be revamped following an investment of £14.5 million as part of the Levelling Up scheme. 

The plans - now approved by Bristol City Council - will see Filwood Community Centre transformed into a dynamic cultural hub.

Xanthe Swift, who sits on the Board of...

Remembering Maggie Telfer OBE

18 January, 2023 - 11:54

Maggie Telfer OBE, Chief Executive of Bristol Drugs Project, has died aged 63. 

Maggie co-founded Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) in 1986, having identified a gap in provision of support for those affected by drug and alcohol use in the city. Her determination and passion to support some of...

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

21 November, 2022 - 10:46

A decade of austerity has plumetted local authorities into a cost of operating crisis. Councils across the country collectively forecast additional costs of £3.4 billion in 2023/24 to retain services at pre-pandemic levels. Locally, Bristol City Council have forecast a deficit in their budget of...

Voscur Statement on Emmaus Bristol

15 November, 2022 - 16:18

Homelessness charity Emmaus Bristol has been criticised on social media for its decision to list two housing pods on AirBnB.

The primary accusation levied at Emmaus is that AirBnB contributes to homelessness by removing stock from the housing market. The eco-pods, however, do not meet the...