otrbristol | 12th August 2019

OTR is proudly part of ViP!

OTR Bristol is proud to become a member of the Voice and Influence Partnership (ViP).

ViP is a collaboration of organisations working to increase participation from equalities and under-represented groups and striving to increase voice and participation from LGBTQ+ people across the city. Working with individuals, organisations and groups, ViP will raise awareness of ongoing city-wide consultations, organise events, and provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people to get involved, be heard and make changes.

OTR is proud to become a member and invites you to follow updates on social media:

We are hosting a membership event on 2nd September, where you can come along to find out more about how you can:

  • Take part in local consultations
  • Have your voice heard
  • Raise the issues affecting you
  • Network and meet new people
  • Find out about support and services available to you

Sign up for free on Eventbrite!

An election will be formed to form the ViP LGBTQ+ community panel. The panel will strive for Bristol as a city of Pride for LGBTQ+ equality and participation. Please get in touch for more information about the panel, the event, and if you would like to stand for election: / 07496 965 262

About the Voice and Influence Partnership

ViP 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.

Make sure your voice and the issues that matter to you and your community are part of Bristol’s future by joining – as a member you will be amongst the first to hear about ways to have your say on the big issues affecting Bristol:

  • Make sure your views and opinions are part of the decisions taken in Bristol that affect you and your community.
  • Get the opportunity to attend special events that address the questions that matter to you.
  • Be kept informed of how your contribution has impacted on decisions taken by Bristol City Council.
  • Receive our regular newsletter and updates.

You choose how you want to be involved, from keeping in touch to taking part.

Follow this link to sign up as a member for free (please click OTR Bristol as the organisation you were signposted by).

Call: 0117 965 4444
Write: The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ

Your opinion matters

ViP has been set up to help make sure that individuals, groups and communities whose voices aren’t always heard are listened to. The partnership is for you if you:

  • are over 55
  • are a member of a faith group
  • identify as disabled
  • are from a minority ethnic group
  • identify as LGBTQ or other

If you don’t identify as part of one or more of these groups you can still join the partnership and ViP will send you a newsletter with updates.

The Partnership is made up of delivery partners The Care ForumBristol Multi-Faith ForumBristol Older People’s ForumCentre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing PeopleMAG ConsultingOTR Freedom and  WECIL, and advisory partners Bristol BME Voice and SARI. The partnership is funded by Bristol City Council.

Your information and data – a note from ViP

When you sign up to become a member you will be choosing to share your information with us. The Voice and Influence Partnership is led by The Care Forum and we will only share your details with the other organisations in the Partnership if you give us permission to when you sign up. We do not share information with any organisations unless you have said we can.

All the information you provide us with is held securely and you can change how you would like us to contact you or ask us to delete any information we hold about you by contacting us at or calling 0117 965 4444.

You can find more details about how we store and use the information you provide by following this link.

The Voice and Influence Partnership is led by The Care Forum and is funded by Bristol City Council. The Care Forum will use demographic data to provide fully anonymised statistical reports to Bristol City Council. No information that could identify an individual will be included in these reports. You will be asked to give us consent to do this as part of the signup process.