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Civil Society Questionnaire on Poverty and Inequality

14 Mar 2014 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

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

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Better Care Fund

20 Feb 2014 - 13:08 by Nigel Rose

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.

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Legal justice Together

17 Feb 2014 - 14:24 by john.butler



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.

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Wellbeing and Health Policy

17 Feb 2014 - 13:15 by john.butler

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  

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Manchester Mental Health Recovery Network (Peer Support)

14 Feb 2014 - 14:55 by john.butler

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.

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Revised TUPE Guidance

6 Feb 2014 - 13:28 by Nigel Rose

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.

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

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.

Draft Charter for Mental Health Services

23 Jan 2014 - 15:41 by john.butler

As part of our work to support engagement of the voluntary sector in the proposed recommissioning of mental health services Macc has set up an advisory group to strengthen the voice of people who use mental health services and mental health self advocacy groups. We began by producing a draft charter for mental health services, which is based on things that people who use mental health services have said in previous consultations.

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