How vaccine hesitancy is being tackled in Bristol’s diverse communities
Reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine is down to misinformation and historic mistrust, experts say. But community-driven campaigning is driving change.
‘Sites set up during coronavirus offer hope for new understanding between Bristol’s vehicle-dwelling communities and the council’
In the midst of the pandemic, Bristol council has created two new temporary sites for the city’s vehicle-dwellers. Insiders’ perspectives show just how beneficial providing land in this way is for these ever-diversifying communities.
Bristol nurseries ‘are being asked to run a bankruptcy model’ during coronavirus
We talk to a nursery manager about the financial impact of coronavirus and the future of early years provision in Bristol.
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?