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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.

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Civil society strategy: have your say

6 Apr 2018 - 10:35 by michelle.foster

Have your say on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future. Gov.uk

From supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society to the work of charities, community groups and businesses helping good causes, civil society is part of the fabric of our society.

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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Join the GM Food Poverty Alliance; HMRC on Wages; Furniture Poverty; Justice and legal costs

29 Mar 2018 - 10:36 by michelle.foster

In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) newsletter they invite you to the launch of the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Furniture Poverty is in the spotlight with the first meeting of GM furniture poverty charities in April and GMPA focuses on the lack of legal aid for those on low incomes. 

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter: Good Employment Charter; Surplus or shared food?; Carers and care workers; IGAU; School meals and events

16 Mar 2018 - 10:07 by michelle.foster

In the Greater Manchester poverty Action (GMPA) newsletter they report on the consultation for the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and what it should include. GMPA feature an article focusing of food, how we describe, use and waste it and can we change that for the better? There are also some shorter articles and information about a number of events taking place in Greater Manchester over the next few weeks that may be of interest.

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Ministry of Justice Consultation – Transforming the response to domestic abuse

16 Mar 2018 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

This consultation seeks to address domestic abuse at every stage from prevention through to rehabilitation. It references the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everyone’s business. Ministry of Justice

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter: Love for the Streets; GM Law Centre on PIP & ESA Assessments; Bolton Cllr Sue Haworth; GM Living Wage

2 Mar 2018 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

In the newsletter there is culture, jobs and wages, benefits, journalism and events. Love for the Streets shares information about a forthcoming exhibition of art and music at the Whitworth Art Gallery; Bolton Councillor Sue Haworth looks again at whether a job really is the best route out of poverty and the GM Law Centre reports on the Work and Pensions Committee focusing on PIP and ESA assessments. There is also have information about a free community journalism course, the usual GM Living Wage Campaign column and lots of events all taking place in March.

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Public consultation for draft Mayfield Strategic Regeneration Framework

2 Mar 2018 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

The regeneration of Mayfield in Manchester City Centre is entering a significant new phase. Manchester City Council

Details have recently been announced of a public consultation on the refreshed Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) which will guide development at the city centre site over the coming years.

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More Effort than they're Worth –Tiny Grants

26 Feb 2018 - 15:44 by Nigel Rose

This blog is going to seem really ungrateful but I know for sure I am not alone in this view.

I am a bit fed up of seeing another fund that gives out tiny grants.

I’ve just had a look at the Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine Construction Fund which is £20,000 in all, and is giving out “small” grants of £500 and “large” grants of £2,000. £2,000 is not a large grant, it’s a tiny grant!

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust is doing the same thing, though the overall pot is much larger, they are giving out lots and lots of tiny grants.

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Opportunities for patient and public involvement in redesigning health services in Greater Manchester

23 Feb 2018 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

The NHS Transformation Unit is currently supporting various pieces of work in Greater Manchester (GM) to improve services for patients across GM. The attached bulletin contains information on opportunities for involvement for patients, carers and interested members of the public on project which are currently underway. Transformation Unit

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