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.
All Policy and Influence
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?
Children England is leading an inquiry into what the welfare state would look like if it recognised and supported all children's need for home, safety, love, health and purpose (a paraphrasing of Maslow's five needs).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second meeting of the Macc Policy Network was held yesterday and it was absolutely fascinating. The range of issues that participants spoke about demonstrates again (as if it that was actually required), the richness, diversity and passion in the VCSE sector.
Are you a Manchester voluntary sector organisation?
Would you like to share a story of your activity as part of the 2018 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
"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.