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Manchester’s Early Help Strategy is being refreshed in 2018. Children’s Services are wanting to find out what’s working well, how partnership between public services and voluntary sector can work better together and how we can improve outcomes for children, young people and families in the city.
The Greater Manchester Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Devolution Reference Group has welcomed two new members.
Khadija Tily, Operations Manager at the regeneration and development charity KYP in Rochdale) has over 35 years’ experience working in education and the VCSE sector. Her 20 year vision for Greater Manchester is to see a marked change and improvement in specific localities that have not seen sufficient development in the last 30 years. She fears that the dialogue and landscape have changed very little in that time.
There is an opportunity for VCSE organisations to be involved with the development of a new VCSE School Readiness Task and Finish group linked to the work of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority around the Mayor’s priority on School Readiness.
The first meeting of this group is taking place at Longsight Community Primary School on Thursday 7 June from 12.30pm – 3.30pm. It will focus on the creation of a VCSE group to drive forward school readiness work in GM and to work through how this connects to the wider GM school readiness agenda to look at the development of the group.
Students will leave Xaverian College with the academic skills needed to pursue their chosen career. However it is the practical, hands-on skills that can only be learnt on the job that the students seek, in order to help them to excel.
Could you offer a student some relevant and constructive work experience?
When you give to charity this Ramadan, make sure your Zakat reaches the right people.
In the latest newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) report on the launch of GMPA’s Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance and provide information about the next step. They have also included the second GMPA Beyond Poverty report with Charlotte’s story and information about Working Wardrobe – an excellent new project based in Bolton aimed at helping people move into permanent employment.
The UK Civil Society Almanac is now in its 17th edition. It brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector. In so doing it offers invaluable insights into the ways in which the sector is experiencing growth and change.
What’s the Word on the Street? Manchester Day returns to the city centre on Sunday 17 June and promises to be better than ever. As well as an amazing parade through the heart of Manchester, the city centre squares will feature a dazzling array of performances and mouth-watering food and drink.
Following a number of high profile cases, including the Football Abuse scandal, and with increasing public awareness of male sexual violence thanks to programmes such as Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, Survivors Manchester has seen a huge increase in demand for their much needed therapeutic support services and are delighted to be able to seek to appoint a number of new colleagues to their team.