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The Big Lunch 2019 1-2 June 2019

22 Mar 2019 - 09:59 by michelle.foster

The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better.  It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh. The Big Lunch

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VCSEs: a bidder's guide to working with government

22 Mar 2019 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

The Office for Civil Society, with support from the Cabinet Office has written a guide for voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations considering selling to central and local government or becoming part of the supply chain for delivering public services. Office for civil society

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Understanding Food Poverty and the Transitional Behaviour of Vulnerable Individuals

25 April, 2019 - 15:30 to 19:00

As almost a fifth of the UK population live in poverty and emergency food access is increasing year-on-year, this event reports on the temporal experience of austerity and food access exclusion in the Greater Manchester and city of Birmingham regions with the purpose of helping vulnerable individuals to navigate their way out of food poverty.

Disabled people in the media – The good, the bad, and the ugly: How are we represented?

21 May, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Let’s talk about how we as disabled people are shown on TV, on the internet, in videogames, in books, and on the radio. How do we feel about it? What do we want to change about it? How do we as disabled people want to be represented, and what can we do about it?

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Disabled people in the media – The good, the bad, and the ugly: How are we represented?

16 May, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Let’s talk about how we as disabled people are shown on TV, on the internet, in videogames, in books, and on the radio. How do we feel about it? What do we want to change about it? How do we as disabled people want to be represented, and what can we do about it?

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Disabled people’s issues after Brexit – Myth-busting and discussion

9 April, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Come along to discuss in a friendly environment how changes in politics and the economy could affect disabled people’s lives after Brexit. What could happen to social care, healthcare, and wider participation for disabled people? What are the risks? What are the opportunities? And how should disabled people prepare for political campaigning after Brexit?

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Disabled people’s issues after Brexit – Myth-busting and discussion

4 April, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Come along to discuss in a friendly environment how changes in politics and the economy could affect disabled people’s lives after Brexit. What could happen to social care, healthcare, and wider participation for disabled people? What are the risks? What are the opportunities? And how should disabled people prepare for political campaigning after Brexit?

This is a Get Life-Savvy Workshop and discussion session run by the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

Greater Manchester Law Centre manifesto launch

11 April, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

At the launch event there will be access to legal advice, representation and justice can empower people, reduce homelessness and poverty, challenge the hostile environment against claimants and migrants, enforce people’s rights and prevent inequality and exclusion.

The manifesto will set out their demands for change, declare what they stand for, celebrate their work so far and call on others to fight with them for free access to justice.

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Greater Manchester launches Commission to support the development of the co-operative sector

15 Mar 2019 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s inaugural Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger, fairer city-region where new co-ops and social enterprises can thrive. Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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GMPA Newsletter – 13 March 2019

15 Mar 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

After the successful launch of the GM Food Poverty Action Plan, there are a number of articles in the newsletter reporting on the event and the Plan. Over 50 pledges have already been made. Grater Manchester Poverty Action

There is also information about the joint IGAU and GMPA ‘From Poverty to Prosperity’ Conference on 2 April 2019 and a number of other events as well as information about two job opportunities. 

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