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Emotional support for visually impaired people in Manchester

1 Jun 2018 - 11:23 by michelle.foster

It can be difficult to come to terms with being diagnosed with sight loss. It’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed, but it can help to have someone to talk to who can empathise and help you process the many emotions you can feel after your diagnosis; that's why Henshaws offers counselling in Manchester, and can even offer it over the phone. Henshaws Counselling

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Housing Futures: Community-led Alternatives for Greater Manchester

31 May 2018 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

Housing Futures: Community-led Alternatives for Greater Manchester is an action research partnership and the events programme is aimed at building up a Greater Manchester network of people, groups and organisations interested in promoting community-led housing, while also in thinking through the potential and challenges associated with these models.

They are particularly interested in thinking through what co-housing, community land trusts, and a variety of housing cooperative models have to offer low-income neighbourhoods potentially facing either decline or gentrification.

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Magic Little Grants – apply by 31 October 2018

31 May 2018 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. Thanks to support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Magic Little Grants Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. Magic Little Grants

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The Wakeham Trust

31 May 2018 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

The Wakeham Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. They are particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded. The Wekeham Trust

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Calling women changemakers and social entrepreneurs - gain intensive support and mentoring for your project or social enterprise

31 May 2018 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

Flourish Together CIC support women to create the change they see needed in communities. They run an annual ‘Mentor-a-thon’ - a 12 hour mentoring marathon, where diverse women changemakers with broad experience across sectors, industries and communities come together in mini sounding board groups to help others trouble shoot a current challenge they are facing with a project, business or organisation. Flourish CIC changemakers

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter: Benefit Sanctions; Beyond Poverty: Penny's Story; Scam Awareness; GM Living Wage Campaign

31 May 2018 - 09:51 by michelle.foster

In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action newsletter they look at the negative impact of benefit sanctions following the publication of a major new study and it also shares the third story in the GMPA Beyond Poverty report from Penny. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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