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Voscur works to ensure local organisations can represent the people they serve. We do this through our network of Sector Leaders, by connecting groups with policymakers, and directly through our staff and trustees.
Ensure your expertise, and clients' perspectives and aspirations, help to shape local commissioning strategies by influencing relevant decision-makers.
Voscur's Sector Leaders represent our collective voice through their role on strategic decision-making and policy boards across the city, because we're stronger and more effective working together.
The disadvantages that equalities groups and marginalised communities face in Bristol is both structural and often invisible, so we use positive action to address such inequalities.
Financial support scheme for self-employed announced
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new scheme to support self-employed workers who have been hit by coronavirus restrictions.
Under the scheme they can apply for a grant of...
Coronavirus – Employment rights briefing
A summary of the latest government guidance for employers and employees.
Sick payIt’s good practice to provide full pay to self-isolators, but not a legal requirement. ...
All Voscur services free until end of April 2020
Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce...
A message from Voscur: Bristol's response to COVID-19
Like other cities, Bristol is experiencing an incredibly fast rise in the number of grass-roots groups emerging in response to the pandemic and its consequences. We’d like to say a huge...
Voscur member news March 2020: Pounds, paintings and pop-up shops
March has so far been a strange month for the VCSE sector, as the local and national picture of coronavirus changes every day, and Voscur members make their...
The Engage Academy: Professional development for public engagement
Advertorial content created by NCCPE and Voscur, for NCCPE.
Are you working to create a culture of engagement in your organisation? There's a programme starting soon in Bristol...
Competition between charities can harm communities, says interim report
An interim report from NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank for England and Wales has revealed the negative impact of competitive behaviour between charities, which can harm the communities they...
Community organisations to quiz mayor candidates at VCSE hustings
*UPDATE: 16/03/2020 - This event is now cancelled, as the mayoral election has been postponed until 2021.*
Voscur will be holding a hustings for the forthcoming Bristol mayoral...
Health equity in England, 10 years on from the Marmot Review
In February 2010, a major review of health equity in England was published, called Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).
Commissioned by the Secretary of State for...
The VCSE sector needs to tackle racism – Here’s how it can be done
Nobody can deny that racism is an issue in the UK’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.
Whilst we live in a more progressive and self-aware society than ever...
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