The ACFA Marketing and Communications Subgroup provides an informal space for members to get to know each other, exchange information and build relationships.
By doing this, we can come together in different combinations to work on specific campaigns, organise multi-agency events, contribute to our regular Advice Squad column in the Bristol Post and so much more.
Meetings are informal and are scheduled approximately every six weeks in The Snug at Cafe Revival, 56 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JG; there is no set agenda or minute taking (if you want notes you take them yourself). They last about an hour and half – occasionally a bit longer if we get someone in to present to us.
Fortnightly Advice Squad Column
This is published in the Bristol Post. Submissions need to have a single theme/topic. The tone needs to be conversational, short sentences, free of jargon; examples using real or anonymised clients are also good. Article is bylined so need to have a head/shoulders shot of the author to accompany it.
The opportunity to contribute to this column is shared across the membership and a rota is maintained. Administration of this rota and submitting articles to the Post is handled by members of this Subgroup - currently Alex and Lauren from The Care Forum. Any queries, suggestions for articles etc please email both of them at: and
Advice Squad Rota
|Copy submitted for review & editing (Fridays)||Copy sent to Post (Tuesdays)||Publication Date (Thursdays)||Organisation||Topic|
|7 August 2015||11 August 2015||13 August 2015||CSE||Smart Meters|
|21 August 2015||25 August 2015||27 August 2015||WE Care & Repair||Hoarding|
|4 September 2015||8 September 2015||
10 September 2015
|18 September 2015||22 September 2015||24 September 2015||Talking Money||TBC|
|2 October 2015||6 October 2015||8 October 2015||ABLC||Human Rights|
|16 October 2015||20 October 2015||22 October 2015|
|31 October 2015||3 November 2015||5 November 2015|
|13 November 2015||17 November 2015||19 November 2015|
|27 November 2015||1 December 2015||3 December 2015|
|11 December 2015||15 December 2015||17 December 2015|