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Call-out for Workshops at Voluntary Sector Assembly for Manchester

13 Dec 2013 - 12:04 by cheryl.mcalister

Open Space

Call-out for Workshops at Voluntary Sector Assembly for Manchester on 30 Jan

One of the core functions of the Voluntary Sector Assembly for Manchester is to give space to Voluntary Sector Organisations to talk about the work they are doing and to discuss the issues that are important to them. In this way we build knowledge, build relationships and build solidarity between organisations.

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Manchester City Council's Commissioning Hub is on Twitter

12 Dec 2013 - 13:34 by michelle.foster

@MCC_ComHub draws on and disseminates knowledge from Manchester City Council's Commissioning Team and the wider commissioning and provider market. The Team hope to increase transparency around the Council's Commissioning priorities and work streams and to function as a complementary means of dialogue to more traditional means of engagement. You can follow the Team and tell them what you think.

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Moss Side Assets

11 Dec 2013 - 16:10 by michelle.foster

GMCVO would like voluntary and community groups to tell them what's so great about Moss Side, they are looking to collect details of all the Community Assets.
Could you spare five minutes to complete a quick.

For further information and to take part in the survey, visit: www.gmcvo.org.uk/quick-survey-%E2%80%93-help-us-identify-assets, or contact on 0161 277 1029, or email: beth.sharratt@gmcvo.org.uk

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New Blog on "The Chest" - Manchester's Procurement Eportal

11 Dec 2013 - 15:48 by Nigel Rose

More and more commissioning is being procured through The Chest, an eportal which providers sign up to and receive information about funding opportunities, and then submit their application through. Nigel Rose, Macc's Strategic Lead on Commissioning, in his latest blog, asks whetherThe Chest is fit for purpose.

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Is "The Chest" Fit for Purpose?

11 Dec 2013 - 15:38 by Nigel Rose

The Chest is the e-portal for procurement used by Manchester City Council and other councils in Greater Manchester. As councils continue the move from grants to contracts The Chest will become the main focus for communication between the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and council officers once the tender process begins.

Manchester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

4 Dec 2013 - 15:17 by michelle.foster

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) analyses the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas. The main goal of the Manchester JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of the population in order to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Greater Manchester's A Better Start bid

13 Nov 2013 - 15:41 by michelle.foster

Planning for the Greater Manchester ‘A Better Start’ bid has begun in earnest. Researchers commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund have been undertaking well-being surveys with 3,000 families across Greater Manchester, focusing on the challenges faced by families and children. This will help form the evidence base for the Greater Manchester bid.

Community Partnership

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Funding for mental health engagement

13 Nov 2013 - 13:17 by michelle.foster

Manchester’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) and Manchester City Council (MCC) are working together to redesign mental health and wellbeing services with an intention to commission new services from April 2015. Macc are helping them to co-ordinate their engagement with the voluntary and community sector which will take place from mid November 2013 for a 12 week period.

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Launch of Manchester's Early Help Strategy and Multi-Agency Levels of Need (Threshold) Document

8 Nov 2013 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

The ‘Early Help Strategy’ has been developed under the governance of Manchester’s Children’s Board and the ‘Multi-Agency Levels of Need (Threshold) Document’ has been developed under the governance of Manchester Safeguarding Children Board. Both documents are effective from Friday 25 October 2013.

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Manchester Policy Week

25 Oct 2013 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Manchester Policy Week runs from 28 October – 1 November at The University of Manchester.

Events include debates and discussion on;
• zero hours contracts and proposed policy changes
• how local policy can help migrants feel welcome
• understanding spatial issues in public policy
• transportation policy issues surrounding ageing
• young men as perpetrators of domestic abuse
• current changes to public health policy
• Labour’s record on education
• policy intervention in domestic heating provision

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