Harms associated with alcohol are costing Greater Manchester’s public services £1.3 billion a year. That works out as almost £500 for every resident being spent on health, social care, crime and work costs – all because of the way we drink. In responsive to this stark situation the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are holding The Big Alcohol Conversation, to find out more about the scale and nature of alcohol-related harm across the region and how it can be reduced.
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In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action newsletter the editorial is a piece by GMPA Director Graham Whitham looking at Greater Manchester’s Prosperity Review and other current activities designed to tackle poverty in the city region.
There is information on future training courses and the important launch of the GM Food Poverty Alliance’s Action Plan next month.
Manchester City Council are consulting with the public on a city centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address a number of issues that are being reported to the Council and the Police. Proposals have been drawn up following evidence-gathering and listening to the concerns of people and businesses about their experiences in the city centre.
The Greater Manchester (GM) Moving walking programme is working on some branding for the work that supports the notion that anyone can walk anytime, anywhere and ‘their way’. The aim is to help people recognise that they can and do walk, and that it is possible to do more as part of their everyday life. Along with a range of images, part of this is developing some alternative terms for walking that a range of people can relate to.
Church Action on Poverty needs people to help them develop Self-Reliant Groups (SRG) in Greater Manchester.
An SRG is made up of 4-10 members from the same neighbourhood and / or similar economic and social experience. They meet regularly and save small manageable amounts, such as 50p or £1 per week. The group is not dependent on outside funding, and has collective and rotating leadership.
It is that time again where we ask you to help us in identifying what training you are looking for in 2019 by completing our annual training needs analysis.
The Waitrose and Partners Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge aims to cut plastic pollution in the UK, reducing the amount of unnecessary plastic used and by tackling littered plastic. The fund will give grants between £150,000 to £300,000 to innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic.
Local charities and good causes can apply for a share of over £3 million, raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Applications are close on 20 February, and can be for any sum between £500 and £20,000.
The money is available through People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, and Postcode Local Trust. Each one supports projects focused on specific themes:
Expressions of interest are open for year 2 of ‘Thrive – Access to Employment’, an accelerator programme which provides intensive support to social ventures wanting to scale up quickly.