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Manchester Arena attack third anniversary

22 May 2020 - 09:05 by michelle.foster

Today marks the third anniversary of the Manchester terror attack, in which 22 people lost their lives and many others were left badly affected.

Owing to coronavirus-related restrictions, people are being encouraged not to gather together to mark the anniversary or leave tributes, but to mark it online or at home.

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Independent Mental Health Network

21 May 2020 - 15:40 by michelle.foster

imhnIndependent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is a membership-led organisation that represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of mental health services, as well as those with lived experience of mental health. By working together, IMHN can be a force for positive change in the way that mental health is treated, perceived, and recognised.

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GM BAME Network Webinar: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities in Greater Manchester

9 June, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Sadly, the impact of this pandemic has disproportionately affected BAME communities. We will all have been touched by this in our communities, amongst our families and close friends and associates.

Public Health England has launched an enquiry on this issue and will be publishing their findings in a report at the end of May. This webinar will give us the opportunity to look at the findings at a national level. The webinar will assess the impact at GM level and what is being done to address the widening inequalities likely to emerge from this situation.

Review – How are community businesses improving the wellbeing of local communities?

20 May 2020 - 15:34 by michelle.foster

what works wellbeingAs part of Power to Change’s open call for research, they funded the What Works Centre for Wellbeing to review of all the available evidence on how community businesses may contribute to wellbeing.

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Independent Mental Capacity and Care Act Advocate (Maternity Cover) at Gaddum

Gaddum Advocacy (formerly: The Manchester Advocacy Hub) provides all statutory advocacy services across Manchester and we are looking for an energetic and passionate advocate to join the team.

Gaddum Advocacy aim to strengthen the voice of Manchester citizens through the promotion, delivery and understanding of advocacy by:

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35 hours per week
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£21,589 per annum
Location: 
Gaddum House, hospital and community settings
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2 x Community Project/Development Worker (Community Services Enablement Officer) at Henshaws

Henshaws Knowledge Village Community Services enable people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to make informed choices about their future. Independence and friendship are at the heart of what we do to help people find the confidence to go beyond their expectations.

As a Community Services Enablement Officer you will support people throughout their journey offering expert support, guidance and skills, helping people to fulfil their potential.

Hours: 
35 hours per week
Salary: 
£19,383 per year/£10.65 per hour
Location: 
1 x Manchester; 1 x Salford and Trafford (both based at Washbrook House, Talbot Road with travel)
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Independent Age Grants Fund

19 May 2020 - 14:50 by michelle.foster

Independent AgeCoronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. But right now, their focus is directed towards the current crisis.

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