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Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators. It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies. The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog. You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.
We are committed to improving our performance in the top 100 Stonewall Employers index and this is one of the council’s key equalities objectives in our Single Equality Scheme 2010-13. In 2011 we came 75th out of 378 leading employers in Britain and we hope to improve this year on year, despite increasing competition. We also subscribe to the Stonewall Education champions programme. In 2011 we were given 8th place in recognition of targeted work supported by local schools. The council was awarded City of Sanctuary status in March 2011 by the City of Sanctuary National Network, an organisation that is made up of representatives from 10 cities. Our new status recognises that services to refugees here are among the best in Britain.
Bivisible Bristol is a new and informal group/network. It was set up to address the seeming lack of any bisexual presence in Bristol. At the moment, an internet search of “bisexual” and “Bristol” yields no useful results, the same is true for social networking sites. There are no services, groups or entertainment specifically for bisexual people in Bristol. It is our opinion that this needs to change. Bisexually identified people can experience unique discrimination from both the gay and straight communities and are also frequently ‘invisible’ in society, despite the fact that every LGB(T) agency has the “B” in their name and bisexual people tend to outnumber gay and lesbian people combined. This group hopes to highlight that Bristol is not a bi invisible city by offering occasions to meet and chat with other bisexual people
Quality of life for people living with HIV The Brigstowe Project is a well-established, Bristol-based charity for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. We can provide floating support, together with advice and information, as appropriate to the needs of the person to improve their quality of life. We are here for anyone who is living with HIV who:
lives in Bristol and surrounding areas
needs support, information or advice in the following areas: homelessness and housing issues, welfare rights, community care and health
wants help to maintain a tenancy
needs additional support
has housing problems
For more information, see What we do. We can provide an interpreter if English is not your first language.
Polyamory is the belief that you can be in love and in a relationship with more than one person at once. Like parents can love more than one child, we believe that romantic love can be shared with multiple people.
Bristol and SouthWest Poly Social Group run various events pretty much every weekend including LGBT+ clubbing, picnics, coffee mornings, discussion groups, burlesque nights, board game evenings, trips to local exhibitions and gigs and lots more!