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Consultation: Have your say on the Northern Gateway Framework

17 Aug 2018 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

As one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, Manchester City Council and development partners Far East Consortium (FEC) want to encourage as many local people as possible to attend one or more of the consultation drop-in events and complete a questionnaire. Manchester City Council

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The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works: Online course

17 Aug 2018 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

The NHS is a unique health care system placed above the Royal Family and the BBC as a source of national pride. But how much do you know about the history of the NHS and how it all works and fits together? What will it look like in the future? The King's Fund

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Emergency food; Food Power Conference; hidden young; Emergency Essentials; Housing study; offender employment and events

10 Aug 2018 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) editorial comments on the increasing demand for emergency food support and what the Government could do immediately to help. There is also a report on the first Food Power Conference attended by Charlie Spring, a member of GMPA’s Food Poverty Alliance. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Civil Society Strategy launched

10 Aug 2018 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, unveiled the new vision, which looks at how people, places and the public, private and social sectors can be supported to contribute even more to the creation of social value – having a positive impact on society. It will help connect and empower people to improve the areas they live, as well as bringing together these different sectors to help enrich lives and build a fairer society for all.

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Exploring the poverty premium

Low income consumers in the UK face several disadvantages in the marketplace, facing higher costs (known as the poverty premium) for things like credit, insurance, transport and energy bills. However, policy and the marketplace has been slow to respond to these disadvantages despite the poverty premium potentially costing some households in excess of £1500 per annum.

18 October, 2018 (All day)
Central Manchester

A good life for all within planetary boundaries? SSM Reading Group

24 September, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:00

What does a good life without ecosystem collapse look like?
What would it look like if we met basic human needs for everyone without exceeding the limits that this finite planet imposes.
Is there anywhere that comes close to this ideal?

SteadyState Manchester will be discussing an article that appeared this year which tries to answer these questions.

O’Neill, D. W., Fanning, A. L., Lamb, W. F., and Steinberger, J. K. (2018). A good life for all within planetary boundaries. Nature Sustainability.

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My Journey in Community Development Work

24 Jul 2018 - 11:23 by Nigel Rose

"Community development work is a huge force for good that could, if done well, transform the lives of people ,,,,,, if done poorly community development work can cause serious damage to communities."

Following the first publication by The Manchester Community Development Work Practice Group, "The Rise of CDW in Manchester", this blog tells the story of my journey into community development work and some of its key insights.