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...

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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...

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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...

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Work, health and disability - preparing for the Government's Green Paper

31 January, 2017 - 22:34

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) at a lunchtime seminar held at the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group offices on Monday 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care...