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Launching Manchester: A Great Place to Grow Older 2017-2021

20 Oct 2017 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

Since March, the Age-Friendly Manchester team has been reviewing and refreshing Manchester's Ageing Strategy. Manchester: A Great Place to Grow Older 2017-2021 is the result of an extensive period of consultation with services, colleagues, partners and older people themselves. Age Friendly Manchester

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Caritas Care and National Adoption Week 16 – 22 October

18 Oct 2017 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year’s National Adoption Week. This year focuses on the need to find the right adopters for sibling groups. Caritas Care

Nationally 61% of children waiting for Adoption are in sibling groups and right here in the Northwest it’s higher still at 64%.

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GM Poverty Action: Our economy; Food Poverty; Connect into your Community: Breakthrough; Salford Poverty Truth Commission; and the Living Wage

9 Oct 2017 - 12:20 by michelle.foster

In the latest Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) newsletter they comment on our economy and ask if Greater Manchester could take the lead in a more human-centred economy; GMPA look at loneliness among disabled people and share information about Breakthrough’s ‘Let’s have a good week’ project; GMPA feature the story and the thoughts of one of the Salford Poverty Truth Commissioners and there is the regular Living Wage column.

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Charity leadership survey 2017 by the Weston Charity Awards

9 Oct 2017 - 12:19 by michelle.foster

Garfield Weston Foundation would like to invite you to take part in this short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards - run by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight. Your answers will help them to gauge and respond to attitudes in the sector towards leadership development and strategic planning. Weston Charity Awards

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GM Poverty Action: School readiness, a new GMPA map, GM Living Wage, tackling fuel poverty, community reporters and events

28 Sep 2017 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

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. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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GMPA launches the ‘Household items and repairs’ map

20 Sep 2017 - 12:50 by michelle.foster

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.

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People Powered Health - The rise of people powered approaches across Greater Manchester

19 Sep 2017 - 09:03 by michelle.foster

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.

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Catalyst Training Programme October 2017- Equipping Leaders, Embracing Difference, Enabling Change

15 Sep 2017 - 09:04 by michelle.foster

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. Near Neighbours

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Women’s Words 2018 Literary Project

8 Sep 2017 - 10:09 by michelle.foster

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. Pankhurst Trust

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