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Join The Voice and Influence Partnership (VIP) for A Shared Voice

We’re inviting organisations and groups from across Bristol and the region to come together to look at current and future voice and influence needs in the city.

The focus of the event will be a sector workshop to share, celebrate and gather insight into the wide range of voice and influence work that is currently being done in the city. It will also look at where there might be unmet need or communities at risk of a loss of voice.

At the event you will also get to hear about our work so far and the people and groups who have made a difference for the communities they work with through our VIP Community Funds.

You can book your free place by visiting our Eventbrite page

VIP asks the candidates… the questions you told us matter to you

On 6 May Bristol will elect its next Mayor. The winner will have the power to directly shape both the city and our experience of living here. Who that person is and their views, plans and opinions matter – particularly for people who are part of one or more equalities community.

VIP asks the candidates, is a set of short videos where we ask the main party candidates for Bristol Mayor the questions the communities we work with told us are important to them.

We have produced one video for each of the communities we work with.

You can view all the videos by following this link to our YouTube channel

About VIP

The Voice and Influence Partnership has been created to help make sure that individuals, groups and communities whose voices aren’t always heard are listened to, and are part of shaping Bristol’s future.

Our partnership is made up of leading equalities organisations and community champions from across Bristol.

By working together we can make sure our diverse communities are part of local decision making.

The Partnership is made up of Lead Partner The Care Forum, Delivery Partners Ammerdown, Bristol Older People’s ForumOTR Freedom and  WECIL and Advisory Partners Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing PeopleSARI and VOSCUR. The partnership is funded by Bristol City Council.

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