Developing Trust priorities

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is currently trying to develop its new strategy and what its priorities should be over the coming years.

The VCS is invited to take part in a short survey to help influence this work, you can find it at

People who are blind or partially-sighted in Gloucestershire – tell us what you think!

If you are a person who is blind or partially sighted, over 18, who lives in Gloucestershire, then the Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council wants to hear from you. The Sight Loss Council is a group of people who are blind or partially sighted, who have come together as volunteers to work with decision-takers, policy makers and service providers in the county, to bring about positive change for people with sight loss.

Our priorities are education, employment, health and social care, sport and leisure, technology, and transport.  We want to find out your views on these issues, your positive and negative experiences of living as someone with sight loss, and your priorities for the Sight Loss Council to work on. You can do this through filling in a short survey.

If you ring our dedicated phoneline, on 020 8996 1937, you can leave a message and someone will call you back to complete the survey over the telephone. You can also request a large-print, Braille or audio copy by ringing the dedicated number.

For those with internet access, the survey can be accessed on a computer or mobile phone at Gloucestershire Sight loss council consultation survey 2020. The survey is open until 30 April.

To find out more about the Sight Loss Council, please contact Alun Davies on 07779 169019 or

Charity Digital Skills Report 2020

The Charity Digital Skills Report, produced by the Skills Platform, provides an annual barometer of the state of digital skills within the charity sector.

The survey for the 2020 report is now open for people working for a UK-based charity to take part. It should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete. All the information you provide will remain confidential and will not be identifiable to you or your organisation.

The survey closes at midnight on 3 April.

Government begins consultation on unlocking millions of pounds for charity

The government has launched a consultation to gather views on its proposals to expand the dormant assets scheme.

The public consultation seeks views on broadening the current scheme beyond bank and building society accounts to include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment and wealth management, and securities sectors.

The consultation is open until 23:59 on 16 April. The consultation document and details of how to respond are available on the government’s website.