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My Journey in Community Development Work

24 Jul 2018 - 11:23 by Nigel Rose

"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.

The Trust Lorraine Foundation: continuing to fight for equality – through us

20 Jul 2018 - 11:04 by michelle.foster

On Saturday 3 March 2018, Jackie Driver, Chief Executive of Breakthrough UK, and Jenny Gradwell, Daughter of the late Lorraine Gradwell, launched The Trust Lorraine Foundation at the Walk for Women in Manchester. The Foundation - in Lorraine Gradwell’s name - is a joint project between the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) and Breakthrough UK to increase disabled people’s representation in elected office.

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We need Nestor - very urgent call to solidarity

18 Jul 2018 - 13:44 by michelle.foster

We’ve been asked by RAPAR to circulate this information:

19 July 2018, between 9 and 10am tomorrow morning outside Dallas Court, Salford, M50 2GF

The Home Office have rejected Nestor's application and told him to present at Dallas Court on 19 July 2018.  David and Branwen McHugh, longstanding members of the Central Manchester Quaker Meeting who worked with Nestor for several years on the boaz trust  winter nightshelter project for destitute men write as follows:

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Training; Food Poverty surveys; GM Living Wage; Local businessman's blog; Space in Common

13 Jul 2018 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The newsletter includes information about their first training course in September and the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance seeks your help gathering information about holiday hunger provision and existing strategic food poverty activity in the region. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2019

6 Jul 2018 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Review of Health and Justice

6 Jul 2018 - 09:43 by michelle.foster

Professor Eddie Kane, Director Centre for Health and Justice, at University of Nottingham is nearing the end of a review of service for three cohorts of victims of crime on behalf of GMCA: Sexual Violence and Abuse Victims/Survivors; Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence; and Young People.

The University of Nottingham and Centre for Mental Health are carrying out a review of services in Greater Manchester and they want to hear what people who use these services have to say.

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GM Poverty Action: GM Food Poverty Alliance update; Beyond Poverty newsletter: Darryl's story; GM Living Wage campaign; help with water bills

29 Jun 2018 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

The newsletter includes an update on GMPA’s Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance which you can still join and GMPA share Darryl’s story with you as part of the GMPA Beyond Poverty series. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Manchester Community Development Practice Working Group – The Rise of Community Development in Manchester

15 Jun 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

This briefing is by the Community Development Practice Working Group, an informal group of skilled community development workers who are seeking to improve knowledge, understanding and practice of community development. The briefing begins with a short overview of the linkages between community development work practice and some key Manchester strategies. It then describes what community development work practice is and illustrates through a number of case studies.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter: UK poverty strategy needed; Beyond Poverty: Sarah's Story; Bolton Lads and Girls Club; Central heating offer

15 Jun 2018 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) newsletter GMPA Director, Graham Whitham writes about the urgent need for a UK poverty strategy and they share Sarah’s story as part of their GMPA Beyond Poverty report. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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