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.
All Policy and Influence
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.
"Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was “Oh no, not again”.
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.
The regeneration of Mayfield in Manchester City Centre is entering a significant new phase.
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.
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.
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.
Universal Credit (UC) is the government’s flagship welfare scheme which aims to simplify the benefits system for working age people by bringing together out of work and in work benefits, improve the transition to employment, and make work pay by removing disincentives to work.
In the newsletter Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) launch their third map showing the locations of accredited advisors and sources of information, guidance and help, your help is needed to develop it further.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust is holding a series of consultation meetings in Manchester for carers and staff of GMMH services to look at how they can further develop the Trust Family and Carers Strategy. This strategy currently has four priority areas following consultation across Bolton, Salford, Trafford and Specialist Services. Due to the formation of the new Trust, GMMH would like to ensure the priorities reflect those of carers and staff in Manchester.