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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Ambition for Ageing has developed this work in partnership with the Great Place GM project. Both partnerships are collaborating on a joint piece of work to ensure Greater Manchester is a great place to grow older.
Curiosity aims to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. It is a partnership between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome.
Calling individuals and groups interested in identifying and removing barriers to disabled women’s representation in politics. Join Breakthrough UK’s Democracy Disability and Devolution women's project!
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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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.
GMPA also have more courses on Understanding Poverty Data and dates in the diary for two different courses later in the year.
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.
Funding for the police comes both directly from central government and also a proportion of your council tax.
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.
Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 British adults worry about not being able to afford enough food?
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.