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State of Caring 2017 Report - One in four unpaid carers “have not had a day off” in five years

25 Jul 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

This latest Carers UK report has found that carers are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to take even a day away from care responsibilities for years at a time. One in ten (40%) of unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four (25%) had not received a single day away from caring in five years.

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New analysis shows little progress on social mobility over the last 20 years

10 Jul 2017 - 00:00 by helen.walker

New analysis by the Social Mobility Commission has shown that 20 years of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress. The commission, an independent body that monitors progress on social mobility, calls on current and future governments to learn five key lessons from the mistakes and successes of the past 20 years.

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Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) ‘Help Through Crisis’ Project

16 Jun 2017 - 12:25 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) in partnership with Manchester Mind provides an advice/advocacy service for young people who identify as disabled and are in crisis. This often causes many young people to experience (or to have experienced) discrimination and barriers because they have impairments.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Radicalisation and Extremism - Practice Guidance

16 Jun 2017 - 12:18 by michelle.foster

The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, young people and vulnerable adults to involve them in terrorism or activity in support of terrorism.

It is universally agreed that this exploitation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern.

This guidance is intended to provide a clear framework for all professionals working with children for whom there are concerns that they are at risk of becoming involved in violent extremist activity.

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Urgent Invitation: Manchester Provider Board Workshops on The Future of Community Health and Social Care Services in Manchester

7 Jun 2017 - 16:33 by Nigel Rose

The Manchester Provider Board (MPB) is inviting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations to attend one of a set of “Future-Search” workshops to discuss the future of community health and social care services in Manchester.

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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester pledges his support to the Greater Manchester Older People's Network

9 May 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

The Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) sends their congratulations to Andy Burnham, the newly elected and first Mayor of Greater Manchester, and they look forward to working with Andy on the important issues affecting older people across Greater Manchester. 

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What if there really was a different relationship between the NHS and people in communities?

3 May 2017 - 17:32 by Nigel Rose

The new blog by Nigel Rose, Macc's Strategic Lead (Commisioning) was an entry for an essay competition run by the King's Fund (which he didn't win). It's about one possible future scenario for the NHS - "It's 2025, it's Chorlton, it's cold and there's a meeting at the GP surgery....."

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GM Mayoral Election - invited candidates share their views and pledges with the GM Older Peoples Network

2 May 2017 - 16:25 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester is on countdown to elect their first ever mayor. As the hustings come to a close, we can reflect on the pledges and views that have been shared by candidates to win votes on Thursday 4th May. To see some of the candidates in action, here are three short films made at the recent Older Peoples Greater Manchester Network event, featuring invited candidates: Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Paterson, Green Party.

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People's Plan for Greater Manchester Published

2 May 2017 - 14:41 by helen.walker

Following the launch of the People's Plan in October, over a thousand people throughout Greater Manchester have been involved in this initiative and a report of their findings has now been published.

Greater Manchester is undergoing significant change with new devolved powers, an upcoming mayoral election and major changes to health and social care commissioning. The aim of the People's Plan is to provide an opportunity for local people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to have a meaningful say in shaping the future of Greater Manchester.

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