The Our Manchester Strategy (2016-2025) sets out Manchester City Council’s long-term vision for Manchester’s future and provides a framework for action by them and their partners across the city. The overarching vision is for Manchester to be in the top flight of world-class cities in 2025. It will be a city:
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Greater Manchester is currently assessing the use of their online multi agency Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures which the Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board adopts.
To complete the short survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C7XGFBQ by 30 November 2017.
The Policing and Crime Act 2017 includes provisions for the introduction of a new policing super-complaints system. The Home Office knows that systems have, in the past, sometimes been too slow in capturing major issues, such as widespread child sexual abuse or the misuse of stop and search. Complementing wider reforms to the individual complaints system, the Government committed to bring in a ground-breaking system of police super-complaints.
In recent years the Charity Commission has seen its budget slashed from £40m to around £21m – and further cuts could well be on the horizon. As a result, there is a debate about charging charities to plug the gap – which DSC opposes.
A well-resourced Charity Commission is vital for the work of charities, but the Directory of Social Change believes that diverting charitable resources to fund the regulator is wrong, on many levels.
In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action: Salford City’s Mayor Paul Dennett writes about tackling poverty in the city; Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane shares his views on debt and the impact it has on his constituency’s families. There is a brief write-up about Living Wage week and information about Trafford Housing Trust’s grant funding to improve the lives of people living in Trafford. There is also information about forthcoming meetings.
Greater Manchester builds on today’s hard work to launch a Sustainable Food Vision for the future.
Despite a night of atrocious weather, forty representatives from Greater Manchester food organisations made it to Bridge 5 Mill in East Manchester to enjoy the gorgeous ‘Unlikely Heroes’ farmer photo exhibition and launch the Sustainable Food Vision for Greater Manchester.
In the latest newsletter from Greater Manchester Poverty Action Councillor Matthew Brown from Preston City Council responds with The Preston Model to Graham Whitham’s 4 October article (Our economy isn’t working - Can Greater Manchester pioneer a new way of doing things?) and there is information about all of the Living Wage Week events in the city region.
Our latest data sets on our work with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and volunteers is now available on our website here: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/policy-and-influence/open-data
Most people want to age well at home, remaining part of their community, connected with family and friends. We believe that decision makers in Greater Manchester across planning, housing, health and care need to reflect this aspiration and set it as an underlying objective, for all their policies, and then work together to ensure that all older people have access to a decent home in later life.
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) is seeking a passionate and driven individual to act as an Independent Chair/Carers Champion to support the Carers Strategy Group and the implementation of its delivery programme to enhance support and opportunities for carers.