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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Agreement between Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board and the Voluntary and Community Sector

10 Sep 2013 - 12:19 by michelle.foster

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) analyses the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas.

This agreement provides a framework governing the respective roles of the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in helping to produce and further develop the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Manchester.

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GSK IMPACT Awards 2014

6 Sep 2013 - 09:48 by michelle.foster

The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and well-being. The awards have been running since 1997, and are organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care.

The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards recognise and reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

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All community groups invited to join Manchester Dementia Action Alliance

21 Aug 2013 - 09:37 by michelle.foster

Dementia is not just the responsibility of health and social care; as dementia prevalence increases, all of us will know someone touched by the condition.

The Alzheimer’s Society are inviting all types of organisations to join the Manchester Dementia Alliance in order to raise awareness of the condition and make sure your community becomes more dementia friendly.

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Surviving the Recovery

13 Aug 2013 - 10:48 by Mike Wild

During the recent bout of hot weather, I somehow managed to come down with a cold. I not only felt ill, I also felt ridiculous: I mean who gets a cold in the middle of a heatwave? As I write this, figures have just been released showing that the country’s economy is slowly starting to grow again after the recession. It’s a similar feeling: I’m being told it’s lovely out there but it feels dreadful. No matter what the economic analysis says, when I look around I see incomes reducing, prices rising, services closing and life generally becoming more difficult.

Spirit of Manchester

26 Jul 2013 - 16:14 by Mike Wild

I've mentioned previously that there's a danger that this blog becomes a series of rants about things I'm angry about. Well not today, at least!

Our State of the Voluntary Sector report shows there are over 3000 voluntary and community groups in Manchester. I don't know them all but I do know a lot of them and one of the great pleasures of my job is that I get to see some of the amazing things happening in groups across Manchester and meet some fantastic people.

Mental Health Commissioning Intentions Survey

26 Jul 2013 - 15:33 by john.butler

Since April 2013, North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups have taken on responsibility for organising and paying for NHS Mental Health services in Manchester. They have just released their draft commissioning intentions document that describes how they think Mental Health services should look by 2015. You can find out more at their web pagehttp://www.manchester.nhs.uk/commissioning/mental-health-commissioning-i... .

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Opportunity to Help Troubled Families

17 Jul 2013 - 10:22 by Nigel Rose

The closing date to be part of the preferred providers list for services to Troubled Families has been extended for 2 weeks to 5pm on Fri 2nd August. Applications can be made through The Chest and the name of the opportunity is  "Framework Agreement for the Provision of Troubled Families Interventions". Read more here.

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Adult daycare centre cuts in Manchester

16 Jul 2013 - 16:13 by john.butler

The Health Scrutiny Committee meeting is happening on Thursday at 2pm, Committee room 11 in the Town Hall.

It is a public meeting and anyone can attend.

If you want to ask a question you need to ask the Chair, in advance, to do this, please contact Kate Hines on 0161 234 3071 and she will check with the chair whether they will accept your question. You may be able to ask the chair on the day of the meeting but it is less likely they will say yes. They have a very full agenda on Thursday.

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