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Young Carers Awareness Day

12 Jan 2017 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

Young Carers Awareness Day is on 26 January 2017. This day is aimed at recognising the hard work young carers do and how caring for their sick brother, disabled mother, dad, sister or friend can have a huge impact in their lives There are about 700.000 young carers in UK who without proper support, would not cope. Carers Trust

This year's theme is 'When I grow up' and it's all about helping young carers to achieve their dream jobs or career.

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VCSE Response to Manchester Local Care Organisation Prospectus Consultation

11 Jan 2017 - 13:08 by Nigel Rose

Macc provided a strongly critical response to the consultation on the Manchester Local Care Organisation Prospectus based on discussion with a small number of voluntary sector organisations and a meeting with a number of key health and social care commissioners in the city.

Some of the main criticisms were:

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The Benefit Cap in Manchester - Briefing note for staff and partners

14 Dec 2016 - 14:29 by michelle.foster

This note is intended for frontline staff and managers within Council services and partner organisations, who may be supporting or likely to support Manchester households due to be affected by changes to the Benefit Cap. This note provides background information and sources of support to assist staff.

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New Report - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2016

7 Dec 2016 - 09:46 by helen.walker

The latest annual Monitoring poverty and social exclusion report, comissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and compiled by the New Policy Institute, brings together the most recent data to present a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK. The report showed that:

- In 2014/15, there were 13.5 million people living in low-income households, 21% of the UK population. This proportion has barely changed since 2002/03.

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Championing Self Care Approaches in Manchester

1 Dec 2016 - 15:19 by Nigel Rose

The Manchester Self-Care Steering Group (which includes Macc, Inspiring Change Manchester and Stroke Association) is organising an event on Jan 25th to bring together practitioners, service managers, policy makers, strategic coordinators, academics, and campaigners who want to champion an enabling self-care approach in Manchester.

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Local Care Organisation Prospectus Consultation

9 Nov 2016 - 10:16 by helen.walker

The three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have written an open letter to the voluntary and commuity sector in the city to invite comments on their plans for the new Local Care Organisation (LCO). 

In their letter, the chairs of the North, Central and South Manchester CCGs explain how the LCO fits into the plans for devolved health and social care in Greater Manchester and confirm that it will be the organisation that holds and delivers a single contract for out-of-hospital care in the future. 

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Manchester Neighbourhood Profiles Published

31 Oct 2016 - 15:13 by helen.walker

Neighbourhood profiles for the 12 One Team Localities across Manchester have been developed and published by Manchester City Council. 

The main purpose of the profiles is to to support the development of out of hospital and urgent care services at a local level and to help the 12 integrated neighbourhood teams in Manchester (and other people delivering services at a local level) to determine their priorities, agree the outcomes they want to achieve and think through the ‘how, what and where’ of service delivery.

To date, two sets of profiles have been produced:

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