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All Policy and Influence

Local politics and disabled people

28 March, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

‘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.

Know your rights: Ways to challenge disability discrimination with the UoM Pro Bono Law Society

25 March, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

Learn how to challenge disability discrimination, and what your legal rights are.

Learn about:
• 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 Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019

25 March, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30

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'.

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GMCA and NHS in Greater Manchester Survey on Suicide

21 Feb 2019 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

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. GMCA and NHS in GM

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Prosperity & poverty; mental health & UC; GMPA Training; Food Poverty Action Plan Launch; Rethinking Poverty; GMHP newsletter

15 Feb 2019 - 10:06 by michelle.foster

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.  Greater Manchester Poverty Action

There is information on future training courses and the important launch of the GM Food Poverty Alliance’s Action Plan next month. 

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Manchester City Council – City Centre Public Space Protection Order Consultation

15 Feb 2019 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

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. Manchester City Council

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GM Poverty Action: Principal Partners; Holiday Hunger; Real Change Rochdale; GM Living Wage, Campaign for Better Transport

1 Feb 2019 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

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.

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Office for Civil Society update: Preparing for EU Exit

31 Jan 2019 - 11:40 by michelle.foster

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. Office for Civil Society

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