Kate Green MP braved the cold of Oxford Road on Friday night to join Manchester University students who were sleeping rough in the city to raise awareness of the thousands of asylum seekers living hungry and homeless in Britain.
All Policy and Influence
Edge Hill University are undertaking a study on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust looking at civil society approaches to reducing poverty and inequality in the UK.
As part of the study they are keen to get views and perspectives from civil society actors, both individuals and organisations, about ways in which civil society currently addresses poverty and inequality in the UK and the challenges involved.
To complete the questionnaire, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JMV62H7
Shelter have been successful in reaching the development phase of a major lottery funded programme to develop services for people in Manchester who have multiple and complex needs entitled Inspiring Change.
They are working in partnership with a number of organisations in creating a project that enables:
Partners in Greater Manchester are working together to develop and agree a shared Greater Manchester Alcohol Strategy.
The Better Care Fund by the government was announced in June 2013. It is a funding mechamism, covering the period 2014/15 and 2015/16 intended to incentivise integration of health and social services and more specifically to reduce hospital admissions. North, Central and South Cliinical Commissioning Groups, together with Manchester City Council will decide shortly how their slice of national funding will be spent, as projects need to be put in place rapidly.
Legal Justice Together Conference
Manchester 15 th March Mechanics Institute
This FREE one day conference will cover the challenges to publicly funded legal advice services locally, regionally and nationally.
For more details about speakers etc see link below
It will be of interest to anyone effected by cuts to legal aid and legal advice provision in both criminal and civil law.
The Department of Health has published a suite of evidence summaries on why wellbeing matters to health throughout someone’s life, and what policy makers can do about it.
For health professionals, understanding the different parts of personal wellbeing may offer insights into how their own work fits into a wider context and how what they do can influence wellbeing. For further information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wellbeing-and-health-policy
This, the third meeting of the Recovery Network focused on developing peer support networks and services. 40 people attended including: people who use mental health services; informal carers/family members; people who work in voluntary and statutory sector mental health services and; people with responsibility for commissioning mental health services.
On 31 January 2014, new regulations on TUPE (Tranfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)) came into effect updating the 2006 regulations. Acas has produced a leaflet to help employers better understand what the changes mean and how they may affect their business. TUPE is legislation that governs the transfer of employees from one organisation to another when a public contract changes hands.
Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance). We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.