From poverty to prosperity for all: taking action on poverty in Greater Manchester organised by the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit and Greater Manchester Poverty Action.
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‘Local politics and disabled people’ – Learn what your councillor can do for you, and how to advocate for access and inclusion
Let’s talk about local politics, and how we can campaign for access and inclusion in our neighbourhoods. What is your councillor responsible for, and how can you contact them? How can we make things better for disabled people on the local level? Come along and share ideas.
Eve Holt (Labour Councillor for Chorlton Ward) will join the event for a discussion and to answer questions at 2 pm.
Sandy Adirondack has released some useful updates on Brexit to try and keep you up to date with the latest developments:
Learn how to challenge disability discrimination, and what your legal rights are.
• General principles underpinning disability discrimination law
• How to challenge discrimination in employment
• How to challenge discrimination in education (including in vocational training and on placements)
• How to challenge benefits decisions
Let GMCDP know about your access requirements, e.g. whether you require a BSL interpreter, or a taxi ride to and from the venue.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, would like you to secure your place to attend the second Greater Manchester Green Summit.
In the same way that the environment affects everyone, everyone can bring something to the table about how we protect and improve it. The Mayor of Greater Manchester wants representation from all areas of society on the day to discuss and support the acceleration of our region's ambition to become 'carbon neutral'.
To help them understand what the region thinks about suicide and therefore how they can develop a campaign to encourage people to talk about it, a short survey has been created. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and NHS in Greater Manchester would like to talk to you about suicide.
In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action newsletter the editorial is a piece by GMPA Director Graham Whitham looking at Greater Manchester’s Prosperity Review and other current activities designed to tackle poverty in the city region.
There is information on future training courses and the important launch of the GM Food Poverty Alliance’s Action Plan next month.
Manchester City Council are consulting with the public on a city centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address a number of issues that are being reported to the Council and the Police. Proposals have been drawn up following evidence-gathering and listening to the concerns of people and businesses about their experiences in the city centre.
In the latest newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action are delighted to share information about their current Principal Partners. In advance of the GM Food Poverty Alliance Action Plan Launch, Tom shares some data collected in a survey last year by GMPA and Greater Together Manchester about Holiday Hunger in GM. Real Change Rochdale was launched earlier this month and there is a feature article about this fund.
The Office for Civil Society (OCS) is here to support civil society during the process of EU exit. OCS want to ensure the sector has access to all of the information the government has made available on preparing for EU exit. OCS also want to ensure that civil society sector organisations have an opportunity to let the government know any views or concerns it may have.