What’s the cost? Cost of Living & Inequalities Conference

Our Cost of Living and Inequalities Conference will bring together leading voices from across the city to share insight, understand challenges and plot pathways forwards through the current economic climate.  

Date: Tuesday 28 March, 2023 - 09:30 to 15:00
Prices: Member £0.00, Non-member £45.00

Voscur is aware that organisations of all sizes are struggling to remain open against the pressure of massively increasing costs, combined with further increases in demand. We are therefore bringing VCSE Sector organisations and funders together to discuss how the sector can be supported to be sustainable against rising costs. Organisations on the front-line of supporting those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis as well as funders will be taking an active role in the conference as participants, speakers, and workshop leaders.

The event will feature a series of workshops, talks and presentations offering key perspectives on the Cost of Living crisis, and inequality more broadly.  

The conference will be held at Knowle West Media Centre, on March 28th between 0930 – 1500. 

You will have the opportunity to attend one of the following workshops:

  • Funding perspectives in the Cost of Living Crisis 
  • Working in partnership through crisis
  • Managing costs, making savings
  • Listening to what our communities are telling us
  • Planning to avoid pitfalls

Before coming back together as a group for further workshops, including:

Tackling Health Inequalities – how the VCSE sector can make change 

Inequalities in health and its causes runs deep through our society and impacts on the care that people receive and the opportunities for us all to lead healthy lives.  

This workshop will focus on understanding the changes to our local healthcare system with the development of new Integrated Care System (ICS), what this means for VCSE organisations and communities and how health research can help to tackle growing health inequalities.  

This workshop has been funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network West of England. 

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