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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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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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