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All Health and Wellbeing

Review of Third Sector Funding by NHS in Manchester

10 May 2013 - 16:03 by Nigel Rose

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Manchester are carrying out a review of their funding of third sector organisations. The overall aim is to maximise the value of the third sector contribution. It is not primarily a financial review. The first wider engagement event will be held from 10am to 12am on Thursday 6th June at GMCVO. The event is open to all voluntary and community sector organisation working on health related issues in Manchester.

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Volunteering in Social Care - Do you have a view?

20 Mar 2013 - 15:31 by mary.duncan

Manchester City Council are reviewing a range of voluntary and community sector contracts/grants and are proposing to expand the use of volunteering as a way of reconciling increasing demand for social care support with cuts to social care funding.

This has triggered some concerns and debate within the VCS and within the Macc team about the proposed project that will ‘stretch their local offer on social care support, by expanding volunteering and community engagement’.

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Help to shape the national strategy for equality, health inequalities and human rights – have your say

14 Mar 2013 - 16:03 by michelle.foster

Working as part of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC), the NHS Commissioning Board is inviting a wide range of views to inform the development of the national strategy to promote equality and reduce health inequalities. The strategy will set out a clear approach, reflective of the values of the NHS Constitution, for promoting equality and reducing health inequalities for all groups across the life course.

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Building Health Partnerships

8 Mar 2013 - 09:10 by michelle.foster

Building Health Partnerships is a learning programme designed to improve collaboration between clinical commissioning groups (CCG) and local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises (VCSE). It is being managed by NAVCA in partnership with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and the NHS Commissioning Board, with the support of the Department of Health.

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Join the Macc Board of Trustees

5 Mar 2013 - 17:32 by michelle.foster

Passionate about Manchester?
Want to help local charities make a difference in the city?

Macc is looking for committed and caring people to get involved in shaping the future of our work to support and develop a thriving voluntary, community and faith sector in Manchester. Our role includes:

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Manchester Deaf Centre Leads Pilot Deaf Volunteer Health Project across Greater Manchester

27 Feb 2013 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s largest Deaf Charity, Manchester Deaf Centre is gearing up to empower its D/deaf members to influence local health and social care provision.

The three year project, which is managed by national healthcare charity, SignHealth has been made available following a grant of £592,000 from the Department of Health’s Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF).

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LSEN holding a meeting for organisations interested in bidding for the new ESOL Fund

25 Feb 2013 - 21:38 by walt.crowson

The Department for Communities and Local Government recently launched a competition to discover and support organisations that can deliver community-based English language programmes in the following identified areas of the North West

Bradford, Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Pendle

This competition is open to all organisations and further information can be found at:

Audit of services for Spinal Cord Injured People living in Manchester

15 Feb 2013 - 11:57 by michelle.foster

Do you have a spinal cord injury/lesion or know someone who does? Help to improve services for everyone in the future.

Aspire, Back Up and the Spinal Injuries Association want to hear from as many spinal cord injured people in Manchester as possible to understand more about your experience of local services.

Please take up to 15 minutes to complete a survey to make sure your views are heard.

The survey is available online at the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/FR6XGS3

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Guidance for voluntary sector on influencing local commissioning for health and care

13 Feb 2013 - 16:58 by Nigel Rose

Regional Voices have published a short briefing document for the voluntary and community sector called "Influencing Local Commissioning on Health and Care". It describes the role and membership of Health and Well Being Boards, what a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is and how to contribute to it, and how both of these contribute to the process of designing a Joint Health and Well Being Strategy.

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