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Emotion-sensing technology to help young carers express social isolation through music

1 Feb 2019 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

A new project will use cutting-edge ‘emotion-sensing’ technology to explore feelings of loneliness and social isolation experienced by young carers – and help them create music to give voice to their feelings. 

Launching on Young Carers Awareness Day (31 January), Greater Manchester-based charity gaddum, and Manchester Metropolitan University, will develop and trial the new technology.

The technology is based around the connection between mood and music, aimed at tackling youth loneliness and isolation among young carers.

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GM Poverty Action: Principal Partners; Holiday Hunger; Real Change Rochdale; GM Living Wage, Campaign for Better Transport

1 Feb 2019 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action are delighted to share information about their current Principal Partners. In advance of the GM Food Poverty Alliance Action Plan Launch, Tom shares some data collected in a survey last year by GMPA and Greater Together Manchester about Holiday Hunger in GM. Real Change Rochdale was launched earlier this month and there is a feature article about this fund.

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Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund rebrands

1 Feb 2019 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

The two largest organisations that distribute money raised for ‘good causes’ through the sale of National Lottery tickets have unveiled refreshed brands that make a clearer link between playing the National Lottery and the good causes that benefit.

The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, changes its name today to The National Lottery Community Fund – a move announced in September last year. They are joined by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Office for Civil Society update: Preparing for EU Exit

31 Jan 2019 - 11:40 by michelle.foster

The Office for Civil Society (OCS) is here to support civil society during the process of EU exit. OCS want to ensure the sector has access to all of the information the government has made available on preparing for EU exit. OCS also want to ensure that civil society sector organisations have an opportunity to let the government know any views or concerns it may have. Office for Civil Society

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Survey on disabled people's experiences of health screening

25 Jan 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Breakthrough UK is working with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to understand disabled people’s experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes. Sharing your experiences will assist commissioners to make screening as accessible as possible to local disabled people. Breakthrough UK

Complete the anonymous survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZQ7JMDZ   

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Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester: New Report and Briefings

25 Jan 2019 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Ambition for Ageing have launched a new report Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester. Ambition for Ageing has found out what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood in Greater Manchester from over 3,000 older people. The findings have been released as a report, Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester and two briefings: Ambition for Ageing

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