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Manchester Arena attack third anniversary

22 May 2020 - 09:05 by michelle.foster

Today marks the third anniversary of the Manchester terror attack, in which 22 people lost their lives and many others were left badly affected.

Owing to coronavirus-related restrictions, people are being encouraged not to gather together to mark the anniversary or leave tributes, but to mark it online or at home.

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Independent Mental Health Network

21 May 2020 - 15:40 by michelle.foster

imhnIndependent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is a membership-led organisation that represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of mental health services, as well as those with lived experience of mental health. By working together, IMHN can be a force for positive change in the way that mental health is treated, perceived, and recognised.

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update

21 May 2020 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

GMCAGreater Manchester is calling on Government to support its plans to ‘build back better’ and help to tackle air pollution as the city-region sets out ambitions for a green economic recovery.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen air pollution levels drop by 30% and road traffic volumes fall by as much as 52% across Greater Manchester as a result of the lockdown – and at the same time cycling journeys have increased by 42%.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 20 May 2020

20 May 2020 - 15:40 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter it reports on a joint call for national action on child poverty and a letter to the Chancellor from GM VCSE groups. There is an article on the LockdownLIVEs project and another letter to the Government about holiday hunger. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation share a guide on framing the poverty message during the Covid-19 pandemic, and there is information about a fund for unpaid carers.

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Review – How are community businesses improving the wellbeing of local communities?

20 May 2020 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

what works wellbeingAs part of Power to Change’s open call for research, they funded the What Works Centre for Wellbeing to review of all the available evidence on how community businesses may contribute to wellbeing.

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Independent Age Grants Fund

19 May 2020 - 14:50 by michelle.foster

Independent AgeCoronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. But right now, their focus is directed towards the current crisis.

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