Asset transfer opportunity with St Pauls Learning & Family Centre

The council is looking at how the St Pauls Learning and Family Centre can be managed differently in the future.  It is exploring the possibility of Community Asset Transfer and has published a detailed Brief for how the Centre can be managed by a community-based organisation or social enterprise.
The Brief and all accompanying documents may be downloaded from their website at

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Lead Organisation appointed for Bristol’s bid for Ageing Better

Age UK Bristol has this morning (2/10/13) been confirmed as the Lead Organisation in Bristol's bid for £6million from the Big Lottery Fund's Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme.

Voscur's Support Hub has facilitated the process of Bristol stakeholders (older people, voluntary and community organisations, public sector and private organisations) in defining what is required of the Lead and the appropriate selection process.


Virgin Care to run Devon County Council’s Children’s Services

A recent court case is sounding alarm bells across the voluntary and community sector as the legal challenge to halt Virgin's children's services takeover fails. The following news item is taken from 'Community Care', online news and information for the health and social care sector (visit Community Care online).

The law courts deem the decision to select Virgin Care as preferred bidder for county’s £132m children services contract was initially unlawful but rules deal should not be quashed.



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