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GM Poverty Action newsletter: Supporters Scheme, can you help? Looking ahead in 2018; Universal Credit; GM Living Wage; jobs and events

19 Jan 2018 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

In Greater Manchester poverty Action’s first 2018 newsletter they are asking for your help. Could you support Greater Manchester Poverty Action? Could you or your organisation become a Supporter or Principal Partner? Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Andy Burnham addresses concerns about transport with Older People at Greater Manchester event

18 Jan 2018 - 15:50 by michelle.foster

On 17 January 2018, members of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network came together to discuss and share their views on Age-Friendly Transport in the region. Speakers from Ambition for Ageing gave their perspective on the matter, and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham addressed some of the concerns that were raised by the network as part of an address. A panel discussion also featured representatives from the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and Transport for Greater Manchester.

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Commissioning and the lessons from the collapse of Carillion

17 Jan 2018 - 16:56 by Nigel Rose

Carillion Crane from Macc's WindowThe collapse of Carillion is just the latest in a long line of failures by private companies to carry out public services in an effective and cost effective manner. Does anybody really believe, anymore, that privatising the railways or electricity or water, was a good idea?

Policy Trends 2017

22 Dec 2017 - 13:37 by Nigel Rose

Every year I do a humorous update on some of the policy issues and trends over the year. (2016, 2015). Given the general level of bleakness (read this if you feeling particularly strong) it seems only reasonable to try a lift the mood a fraction, whilst having a gentle dig at some of the frantic absurdity that surrounds us.

Stakeholder consultation – Manchester Carers Strategy

19 Dec 2017 - 14:26 by michelle.foster

Manchester Carers Network wants to hear from organisations that work with carers, to help shape carer support in Manchester. Manchester Carers Network

As well as carer support organisations and Council services, Manchester Carers Network wants to hear from GP practices, NHS staff, employers, pharmacies, schools, colleges and anyone else who interacts with carers young and old.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter: Re-thinking Poverty Review and Report; Allotment growers; Wood Street; Booth Centre; Universal Credit, GM Living Wage

15 Dec 2017 - 12:49 by michelle.foster

In Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s (GMPA) newsletter they have included the personal reflections on their Re-thinking Poverty event by GMPA’s Tom Skinner as well as a report on the proceedings. A local keen allotment grower shares her thoughts on donating excess fresh produce to charities that help the homeless and those in food poverty. GMPA introduce a new charity called Sponsorstars and provide details about Wood Street Missions Christmas appeal for children’s presents.

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JRF UK Poverty 2017 report shows sharp increase in child and pensioner poverty

4 Dec 2017 - 09:59 by helen.walker

UK Poverty 2017, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has found that almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than in 2012/13. Since that year, there have been continued increases in poverty, across both age groups. Very little progress has been made in reducing poverty among working-age adults.

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Trapped Campaign – The criminal exploitation of children and adults

24 Nov 2017 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

Police, local authorities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, young people and an MP have launched a campaign to stop criminal gangs from grooming children and vulnerable adults to commit crime.

The campaign, known as ‘Trapped’, aims to raise awareness of criminals who are grooming and exploiting children and young adults to commit crime on their behalf.
Offenders take victims from urban areas to the countryside or coastal areas to sell drugs. Sometimes victims are trafficked closer to home, and are moved around Greater Manchester.

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