In the latest GMPA newsletter GMPA comment on the Mayor’s school readiness plan; GMPA launch their second map – this time featuring household items and repairs; there is an article on how fuel poverty in the region can be tackled, information about a community reporting project and their regular Living Wage column.
All Policy and Influence
Back in January Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) launched the Emergency Food Providers map, a Google map showing the location of all the foodbanks, pay-as-you-feel cafés, food clubs and pantries that they could find.
GMPA added more pins and made any necessary amendments over the past 9 months. Since its launch this map has had over 6,400 visits and hope that it will continue to be a really useful resource.
This brochure was developed to demonstrate the range and impact of people powered health projects across the whole of Greater Manchester.
The stories illustrate a range of approaches that build on the tenets of people powered approaches, but have been developed independently across the 10 boroughs of GM over recent years. They show examples of how local people are addressing local challenges in positive and creative ways.
Catalyst is a dynamic and exciting programme offering free training to young people of diverse faiths and backgrounds who are between 16 to 26 year of age. The programme equips young people with the skills and confidence to take on leadership roles, develop local social action and transform their own communities.
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a Manchester based charity active for over 40 years in the City. As their name suggests they host a small museum dedicated to the Pankhurst Family and the Women’s Social and Political Union - better known as the Suffragette Movement. They also provide refuge and community support services for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Manchester's Community Safety Strategy Consultation has now started. The Community Safety Partnership is consulting with residents, visitors and people who work in the city. The Community Safety Partnership would like your views on Community Safety in our city.
On their website you can find information, including crime statistics and a few examples of work undertaken by the Community Safety Partnership over the last four years. The Partnership would really like your views on what you would like them to focus on for the 2018 - 2021 Community Safety Strategy.
Manchester City Council is preparing a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which sets out how stakeholders will be involved during planning policy preparation and how they will consult on planning applications.
Manchester City Council is seeking views from all stakeholders including voluntary and community groups.
In the first autumn newsletter you will find an article by Debbie Abrahams MP about the Oldham Fairness Commission, their first regular GM Living Wage Campaign column, a report on the different approaches to employment support in the UK and France, plus information about World Suicide Prevention Day and the support that is available in Greater Manchester.
Over the course of 2017 Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) has successful grown its network and increased its activities. GMPA would like to continue that work into 2018. GMPA can only do this through the active support and participation of organisations.
The Walk for Change brings together hundreds of young people every year, marching together, demanding a greater voice in our society.
The event aims to inspire young people across Greater Manchester to recognise their own power as social change leaders and the power they have when they come together.