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Study into health and well-being of older people

5 Oct 2018 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

The University of Manchester are investigating the health and well-being benefits of green space in cities for older people. (‘Green space' means trees, parks, woodland, ponds, rivers, canals, allotments, and so on.) University of Manchester

The research team are looking for people who are 65 or over who might be interested in taking part in a study that surveys reasons for valuing green space. 

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Autumn Preview; Your Local Pantry; GMHP Poverty issue; GMHA job; and forthcoming events

14 Sep 2018 - 08:53 by michelle.foster

The newsletter looks ahead at an Autumn packed with activities and events. GM Poverty Action also have an article about Stockport Homes’ very successful Your Local Pantry model with details about the help that is available if you would like to set one up.

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Take part in the GM Mayoral Communities Challenge

30 Aug 2018 - 15:36 by michelle.foster

The Mayoral Communities Challenge consists of two phases. Ambition for ageing

Phase one focuses on communities and neighbourhoods and will concentrate on looking at age-friendly places across Greater Manchester that are making a difference to older people’s everyday lives. The deadline for all phase one submissions is midnight, Saturday 1 December 2018.

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Macc is a recruiting a new Chair of Trustees

30 Aug 2018 - 14:32 by michelle.foster

Macc is a charity and put simply, our purpose is the city of Manchester. We work to inspire, enable and support the people of Manchester to get involved and build the communities where we live, work and grow. We are the support and development organisation for local charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. Macc

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Macc is recruiting new Trustees

30 Aug 2018 - 14:31 by michelle.foster

Macc is a charity and put simply, our purpose is the city of Manchester. We work to inspire, enable and support the people of Manchester to get involved and build the communities where we live, work and grow. We are the support and development organisation for local charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. Macc

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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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