Every year, Manchester City Council publishes a State of the City report to demonstrate progress towards the Our Manchester strategy. Our Manchester sets out the long-term vision for City's future, a city:
All Policy and Influence
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.
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) are looking for someone from their network to apply to join their Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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:
Can you help Manchester City Council to connect local people to the growth and opportunities in the city?
Manchester City Council is developing a plan to help better connect all residents to the growth and opportunities in the city (they're calling this their Industrial Strategy).
Greater Manchester is developing a Good Employment Charter. The aim of the Charter is to help employers reach excellent employment standards and become more successful as a result.
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.
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.
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.
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: