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Consultation to establish a Guild for the Learning and Skills Sector

7 Feb 2013 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The FE Guild project has been set up to undertake a detailed study, between November 2012 and April 2013, into the concept of establishing an FE Guild.
The project is aimed at enhancing and developing the professionalism of the Further Education workforce and a vital element of the project is the widest possible consultation with the diverse FE sector.

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Manchester BME communities to develop new local cervical cancer awareness campaigns

30 Jan 2013 - 11:06 by michelle.foster

Representatives from BME groups throughout the country have come together in Manchester to discuss ways of improving awareness of cervical cancer and the benefits of cervical screening.

The event on 24 January, which was attended by over 50 participants, was co-hosted by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2013. It represents part of an ongoing drive to reach women from BME groups.

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Your Square Mile Launches Moss Side & Hulme Local Portal

21 Jan 2013 - 16:02 by michelle.foster

Community engagement organisation Your Square Mile has launched a portal for Moss Side and Hulme, at www.moss-side.yoursquaremile.co.uk, creating a central hub for local projects, event listings, news and polls. Ranging from a community action forum to anti-violence initiatives, these projects were voted on in a public workshop held at the Zion Arts Centre in Moss Side in November.

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Do you want to help improve the lives of young people in Manchester?

22 Nov 2012 - 17:11 by ross.grant

Do you want to be involved in running a vibrant organisation that supports the many wonderful organisations that provide services for our young people? Voluntary Youth Manchester is seeking new trustees to support its development over the next 3 years. We have a helpful information pack put together by a former Chair, and the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any issues with the current VYM Chair. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact us at voluntaryyouthmanchester@gmail.com.

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Network(ing)

22 Nov 2012 - 16:00 by ross.grant

Hi, and welcome to the new VYM Blog. Although this is entered as Ross’s blog, VYM is much more than Ross Grant, but more of that later. In particular though, it is also Sarah Gilston, VYM’s much valued Communication Support Worker, without whom you would receive very limited communication from VYM, and there's the Board of Trustees that governs and supports VYM staff.

NCVO and CAF Campaign – Back Britain’s Charities

16 Nov 2012 - 11:00 by michelle.foster

NCVO has released the results of their annual joint report with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The findings are stark. They show a real terms 20% fall in donations to charities during the past year. Fewer people are giving and those who do are giving less. And this is against a backdrop of spending cuts and rising demand for services. Whilst the picture for individual charities varies this overall view of the sector is concerning.

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Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly for Manchester – Join the Board

12 Nov 2012 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We are looking for people from local voluntary and community groups to join the Board of the new Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly for Manchester.

In the workshop at the Macc to the Future event in late September, it was generally agreed to get on with setting up the Assembly, we should seek to establish a Board by recruitment for the first year. This Board will then be subject to election at the Assembly’s first Annual Event in September 2013.

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Miles Platting You Decide is back

14 Sep 2012 - 12:23 by michelle.foster

Adactus Housing has once again set aside a pot of money and would like to put you in con¬trol of how it’s spent. Miles Platting - You Decide lets Miles Platting residents de¬cide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.

What can you apply for?
Adactus Housing need your ideas for projects that will:
• benefit as many people as possible from across the community
• help to make Miles Platting a better place for everyone
• meet a real need that is not already met in the area

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