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People Power – report from the Commission on the Future of Localism

29 Jan 2018 - 12:21 by helen.walker

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive. They established the Commission on the Future of Localism in 2017, in partnership with Power to Change, and chaired by Lord Kerslake to consider how to reinvigorate localism and unlock the power of community. The ambition behind the Localism Act is in danger of waning, and the fundamental shift in power from Westminster to communities has not yet been achieved.

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Where arts and crafts help with mental health issues

13 Dec 2017 - 09:58 by helen.walker

How a grant from Manchester’s health and care commissioners is providing accredited arts and crafts courses to support people in central and south Manchester that have serious and enduring mental health problems

To many people, being able to express yourself artistically is an important part of health and wellbeing. Now one Manchester project has received funding to provide accredited arts and crafts courses for people with long-term mental health issues.

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JRF UK Poverty 2017 report shows sharp increase in child and pensioner poverty

4 Dec 2017 - 09:59 by helen.walker

UK Poverty 2017, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has found that almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than in 2012/13. Since that year, there have been continued increases in poverty, across both age groups. Very little progress has been made in reducing poverty among working-age adults.

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Keeping us well: How non-health charities address the social determinants of health

20 Nov 2017 - 11:44 by helen.walker

Macc welcomes the publication of this New Philanthropy Capital report which aims to support non-health charities to better understand and use the evidence about the social factors that impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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Experiences of cancer screening services - seeking views

26 Sep 2017 - 14:55 by Mike Wild

The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

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People Powered Health - New 10GM Publication

5 Sep 2017 - 16:04 by helen.walker

People Powered Health is the latest publication by 10GM and was developed to demonstrate the range and impact of people powered health projects across the whole of Greater Manchester. The stories illustrate a range of approaches that build on the tenets of people powered approaches, but have been developed independently across the 10 boroughs of GM over recent years. They show examples of how local people are addressing local challenges in positive and creative ways.

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The Cost of a Child in 2017 - New report

21 Aug 2017 - 12:00 by helen.walker

The Child Poverty Action Group have launched their The Cost of a Child in 2017 report which has found that inflation and the benefit freeze are making it more and more difficult for families to afford the costs associated with raising a child. Between 2012 and 2019, benefits will have risen by just 3% while prices are projected to have risen by 12%.

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