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Infrastructure Co-design Session Information

18 Jan 2019 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

Many of you will already be aware of and have participated in Manchester City Council (MCC) and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning’s (MHCC), joint review of their Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure contracts held with Macc that took place earlier this year. The purpose of undertaking the joint review was to provide feedback on the existing services to inform the next steps and future infrastructure contract.

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Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Bed Base Workshop

18 Jan 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) is committed to moving to an outcome-based model of care delivery; following the development of an outcomes-based model of homecare, the next stage is to move to a detailed understanding of current and future “bed base” requirements for the population of Manchester. MHCC’s vision is to develop a commissioning strategy for their integrated health and social care bed-based provision across the city which better meets the desired outcomes and needs of the population.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Universal Credit - more to do; GMPA Training courses; Launch of Food Poverty action plan; Feeding the city

18 Jan 2019 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

In Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) latest newsletter Graham Whitham comments on the recent announcements about Universal Credit. More details are now available about Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance’s Action Plan launch in March. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

GMPA also have more courses on Understanding Poverty Data and dates in the diary for two different courses later in the year.

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Launch of the Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester

18 Jan 2019 - 10:42 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance have been producing the Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester and they would like to invite you to the launch event, to celebrate how far they've come in co-producing this plan, and to start working together to make it a reality.

The plan will contain many actions about the role the VCSE sector can play in tackling food poverty, and the need for a joined-up response between different sectors.

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Give your views on local police funding by 27 January 2019

18 Jan 2019 - 10:40 by michelle.foster

Funding for the police comes both directly from central government and also a proportion of your council tax. Greater Manchester Combined Authority

About 80% of the funding for the police comes in a grant from the government, and the Mayor is responsible for setting the amount of council tax that local households pay for the police.

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The Big Pancake Party 2019

18 Jan 2019 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 British adults worry about not being able to afford enough food? The Big Pancake Party

Research through Church Urban Fund’s Together Network shows that food poverty is an increasing issue in this country with more and more families using food banks and children going hungry during summer holidays without their free school meals.

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