Scrutinising institutions

Coronavirus in Bristol

‘The end of the mask mandate threatens Bristol’s young and vulnerable’

Masks coming off from ‘freedom day’ is going to restrict people’s movement around the city on Bristol’s buses.

How vaccine hesitancy is being tackled in Bristol's diverse communities

Bristol parents say employers are wrongly classing them as keyworkers to get their kids into school

Coronavirus in Bristol

Bristol council and organisations demand equal vaccine access and end to healthcare ‘hostile environment’ for migrants

The national campaign says a recent government announcement isn't enough to protect individuals and help the wider effort to tackle coronavirus.

Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

‘Sites set up during coronavirus offer hope for new understanding between Bristol’s vehicle-dwelling communities and the council’

Scrutinising institutions

Bristol nurseries ‘are being asked to run a bankruptcy model’ during coronavirus

Council will have to make spending cuts, as cost of Covid-19 passes £100 million

Bristol City Council has repeatedly called for more funding from central government, because the current level of support leaves a black hole of £86 million.

Under lockdown, social work has gone virtual. What happens when the real world comes back?

Child protection relies on face-to-face relationships and has been turned inside out by coronavirus. As lockdown eases, there are fears over what might come next.

Council forced to find alternative for rough sleepers as government scraps scheme

Homeless people in Bristol will be moved out of hotels, where they’d been placed to self-isolate, and into whatever housing the council can lay its...

You can’t stay home and safe when you’re sleeping rough

As Bristol Homelessness Action week comes to a close, we find out why people are still on the street almost two months after lockdown started. And ask: How might the pandemic change Bristol’s homelessness provision for the better?

Clifton care home loses third of residents during Covid-19 outbreak

Seven people with coronavirus symptoms have died at Carlton Mansions in Clifton, the Cable has been told.

Bristol prisoner dies while awaiting trial during coronavirus lockdown

Lawyers and campaigners are calling on the government to “show political courage and rapidly reduce the prison population to save lives”.