Many of you will already be aware of and have participated in Manchester City Council (MCC) and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning’s (MHCC), joint review of their Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure contracts held with Macc that took place earlier this year. The purpose of undertaking the joint review was to provide feedback on the existing services to inform the next steps and future infrastructure contract.
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Calling individuals and groups interested in identifying and removing barriers to disabled women’s representation in politics. Join Breakthrough UK’s Democracy Disability and Devolution women's project!
In Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) latest newsletter Graham Whitham comments on the recent announcements about Universal Credit. More details are now available about Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance’s Action Plan launch in March.
GMPA also have more courses on Understanding Poverty Data and dates in the diary for two different courses later in the year.
The Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance have been producing the Food Poverty Action Plan for Greater Manchester and they would like to invite you to the launch event, to celebrate how far they've come in co-producing this plan, and to start working together to make it a reality.
The plan will contain many actions about the role the VCSE sector can play in tackling food poverty, and the need for a joined-up response between different sectors.
Funding for the police comes both directly from central government and also a proportion of your council tax.
About 80% of the funding for the police comes in a grant from the government, and the Mayor is responsible for setting the amount of council tax that local households pay for the police.
Breakthrough UK’s Democracy Disability Devolution – women's project is a (non-partisan) local project to raise awareness of barriers to disabled women’s political involvement and representation and solutions to remove these barriers. Breakthrough UK aim to bring people together to challenge stereotypes and support people to register to vote, stand for office etc.
In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) they announce a date for the launch of the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance Action Plan. GMPA also have two more courses on Understanding Poverty Data after the September event was so over-subscribed.
The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) are statutory bodies made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families. Together they make up the Manchester Safeguarding Boards and their role is to coordinate and ensure effective safeguarding across the city of Manchester.
Jam and Justice’s action research projects are beginning to report back, and they’d like to update everyone on what they’ve been doing.
On 3 December 2018, a key document which helped in the creation and understanding of the social model of disability has being published for the first time. Forty four years ago it was compiled by Vic Finkelstein in UPIAS, the new and radical Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation. He called it, Are We Oppressed? and issued it in the summer of 1974. It is now freely available online at: https://tinyurl.com/yd7u9dc7.