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Voluntary Youth Manchester are looking to employ someone for an exciting new project co-creating Equality and Diversity Training and Development for Youth Work and Informal Education

13 Jul 2018 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Over the next two years, the ideal candidate will work closely with the trustees of Voluntary Youth Manchester in co-ordinating an opportunity for the community-based youth work sector to come together and, drawing on VYM’s own resources and strengths, undertake an audit of and develop VYM’s practice in responding to issues of equality and diversity. Voluntary Youth Manchester

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Mayoral age-friendly communities challenge launched – submit your schemes by 1 December

13 Jul 2018 - 09:40 by michelle.foster

During The Festival of Ageing’s opening celebrations, Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham issued his age-friendly communities mayoral challenge. He is asking the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people’s groups to submit their best age-friendly schemes with a view to helping to create even more age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Ambition for Ageing

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Putting the Government’s new LGBT Action Plan into practice – Greater Manchester Schools Achieve the Rainbow Flag Award

13 Jul 2018 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

This week the Government launched its national LGBT Action Plan to ensure the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans citizens. In particular it revealed that “gay cure” therapies are still being offered in the UK, and that 19% of LGBT pupils get verbally harassed and insulted at school. Local organisation, The Proud Trust, has contributed to the action plan to tackle discrimination and has met with 10 Downing Street to explore ways all young people can receive inclusive and positive opportunities.

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Inquiry into the Challenge of Care at Home

13 Jul 2018 - 09:37 by michelle.foster

Your opportunity to improve Care at Home services in Greater Manchester. Shared Future CIC

Shared Future CIC are seeking caring professionals to join their innovative Inquiry into Care at Home.

Shared Future CIC are also seeking commissioners, NHS leaders and public health specialists to support the Inquiry Oversight Panel.

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Creative Support befriending opportunities

13 Jul 2018 - 09:35 by michelle.foster

Creative Support provides health and social care for people with support needs across England. Creative Support

A lot of the service users are, in some way, socially isolated, so to help the service users have more social engagement Creative Support have created a befriending referral scheme where service users can refer themselves for a Volunteer Befriender.

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Mentoring opportunities at One Million Mentors

13 Jul 2018 - 09:32 by michelle.foster

One Million Mentors (1MM) has new mentoring opportunities. All mentoring will begin from September. One Million Mentors

The options are (more youth partners joining every week):

Xaverian College (A Level Law students), Rusholme
• Mentor for 1 hour per half term until Jan 2019
• Assist mentees to make decisions about furthering their studies and offer, where available, work place visits

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Training; Food Poverty surveys; GM Living Wage; Local businessman's blog; Space in Common

13 Jul 2018 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The newsletter includes information about their first training course in September and the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance seeks your help gathering information about holiday hunger provision and existing strategic food poverty activity in the region. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Revised guidance published: Working together to safeguard children 2018

13 Jul 2018 - 09:28 by michelle.foster

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England. Department for Education

Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance sets out what organisations and agencies who have functions relating to children must and should do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England.

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Read Manchester – Read, enjoy, succeed

13 Jul 2018 - 09:26 by michelle.foster

Read Manchester is a campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy throughout the city. Read Manchester

Read Manchester is delighted to be part of Bee in the City – a spectacular art event which will see a hundreds of giant bee sculptures on the streets in Manchester this summer.

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