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The Venn Diagram of Life: Sharing Our Wellness

8 Nov 2018 - 11:21 by chelsea.murphy

As part of our Sharing Wellness campaign, we have encouraged our staff, volunteers and the people we work with to discuss what keeps them well. I found this anonymous submission in my inbox and thought it was a perfect example of how staying resilient during difficult periods of life is a personal process, and is often supported by small, frequent acts of self-care. 



Join the CLES Board of Trustees

2 Nov 2018 - 10:44 by michelle.foster

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) are looking for someone from their network to apply to join their Board of Trustees. CLES

In particular, CLES are keen to welcome applications of interest from those of you with experience within the social sector. This experience may stem from involvement in cooperatives, social enterprises, community organisations (for example energy schemes and local currencies), mutually-owned businesses, and so on.

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GM Living Wage Campaign: Living Wage Week action

2 Nov 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign are asking you to support a series of actions by the GM Living Wage Campaign and partners during Living Wage Week 5 – 11 November. GM Living Wage Campaign

The GM Living Wage Campaign is hosted by GM Poverty Action. This year they are focusing on the Co-operative Group and influencing them to become Living Wage accredited. You can help influence by:

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National Conversations and Best Practice on Female Genital Mutilation

10 December, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

As part of the sixteen days marking international activism on 'Elimination of Violence against Women' Manchester City Council and its partners are hosting a one day conference on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The FGM conference will provide a starting point to progress some of these challenges whilst contributing to improving collaboration, partnership working and discourse around this harm.

GMPA: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies

26 Oct 2018 - 10:53 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) have launched: Mapping local child and family poverty strategies a new resource that maps local child and family poverty strategies across England. The aim is to support local authorities and their partners, to identify best practice and to understand the approaches to tackling poverty being taken in different parts of the country. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Public sector funding of VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2018 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector. The MoU contains a set of principles to enable the VCSE sector to play an important role in Health and Social Care devolution in Greater Manchester (GM). Some of these principles are aimed at encouraging public sector commissioners to increase the level of funding into the VCSE sector across GM.

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Health and Social Care Policy & Strategy in Manchester and Greater Manchester

If you need a broader perspective on what’s happening in health and social care policy & strategy, or starting a new job with more policy and strategic responsibilities or you are new to Manchester, then this is the course for you.

It will cover:

Key drivers in health and social care policy and strategy
Organisational structures in Manchester and Greater Manchester for commissioning and providing services

Key issues including:

5 December, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, Ground Floor Meeting Room, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW