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VCS Infrastructure Focus Sessions

30 Aug 2018 - 12:06 by michelle.foster

We have been asked by colleagues at Manchester City Council and Manchester Health & Care Commissioning to circulate the following information:

As part of the Joint (MCC and MHCC) review of the VCS infrastructure contracts we have with Macc, we are running some focus group sessions in September which we welcome you to attend. This will provide an opportunity to meet with us face to face and tell us about your experiences working with Macc and to help shape what the future VCS infrastructure support contract should look like.

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Justice and Equality Fund – Now’s the time

24 Aug 2018 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Rosa want to amplify the voices of all the individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities. Rosa want to add their support to those organisations who are seeking to establish what works in changing the culture of impunity and preventing future harassment and abuse. Now's the time

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Voluntary Trustee Roles at Human Appeal

24 Aug 2018 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity inspired by Islamic values. Human Appeal started in a small flat in Manchester in 1991 and this year they have worked in 24 countries around the world. Human Appeal aim is to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for their beneficiaries worldwide. Huamn Appeal

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The Death and Life of Manchester

20 Aug 2018 - 17:12 by Nigel Rose

I have just finished reading an autobiography of Jane Jacobs, one of the most well-known writers about urban planning and a lifelong community activist. Her most famous book is the The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Coincidentally, at the end of last week, I received an invitation, along with everyone else in Manchester, to consult on the Northern Gateway, a massive proposed redevelopment of parts of North Manchester close to Manchester City Centre.

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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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