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We need Nestor - very urgent call to solidarity

18 Jul 2018 - 13:44 by michelle.foster

We’ve been asked by RAPAR to circulate this information:

19 July 2018, between 9 and 10am tomorrow morning outside Dallas Court, Salford, M50 2GF

The Home Office have rejected Nestor's application and told him to present at Dallas Court on 19 July 2018.  David and Branwen McHugh, longstanding members of the Central Manchester Quaker Meeting who worked with Nestor for several years on the boaz trust  winter nightshelter project for destitute men write as follows:

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Tech for good funding

Join us in July for an event all about funding tech for good projects and products. We'll have a range of speakers and guests who are funders and/or experts on getting tech for good projects funded.

We'll also have lightning talks, drinks and food, and a chance to socialise and connect.

Confirmed panelists so far:
Vicky-Marie Gibbons, Bethnal Green Ventures
John Knight, Big Lottery Fund
Social Tech Trust (Nominet Trust)
and more...

Lightning talks:

25 July, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30
The Federation, Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester, M4 2AH
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Care Act Advocate, Manchester Advocacy Hub at Gaddum Centre

Job summary
The Care Act Advocate is responsible to the Advocacy Manager and is responsible for responding to advocacy referrals under the Care Act as necessary.

Job purpose
To provide Independent Care Act advocacy support to people who have substantial difficulty being involved in Care Act processes in line with the Care Act Independent Advocacy Statutory Guidance.

Interviews will be held on Friday 10 August 2018

For informal discussion about the role, contact 0161 834 6069.

35 hours per week with expectation to provide shared duty cover
£20,661 - £24,964 per annum
Gaddum Centre, hospital and community settings
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CBT Therapist (IAPT) at Gaddum Centre

Job summary
CBT therapist working within Gaddum’s IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service, working primarily with clients at step 3 presenting with common mental health issues (but may include occasional step 2 work).

Provision of CBT sessions, and assessments, to clients referred into Gaddum’s IAPT service, working to a fixed term model with clients experiencing severe common mental health difficulties, working flexibly across our delivery sites.

17.5 hours per week, covering four half days and one morning (work pattern will include a Tuesday morning)
£24,954 per annum pro rata
Across locations in North, South and Central Manchester, covering Gaddum’s IAPT service
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Introduction to Child Protection & Safeguarding / Introduction to Prevent

This pair of introductory courses provides a solid introduction to current child protection and safeguarding legislation, along with information on the Prevent Duty, so that you can embed best practice within your organisation. Created specifically for the arts, culture and heritage sectors, these courses are ideal for frontline workers, volunteers, chaperones and those that come into contact directly with children and young people.
*Each course can be booked individually, or book both together to ensure a comprehensive overview of current child protection issues.

29 November, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
HOME, 2, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Voluntary Youth Manchester are looking to employ someone for an exciting new project co-creating Equality and Diversity Training and Development for Youth Work and Informal Education

13 Jul 2018 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Over the next two years, the ideal candidate will work closely with the trustees of Voluntary Youth Manchester in co-ordinating an opportunity for the community-based youth work sector to come together and, drawing on VYM’s own resources and strengths, undertake an audit of and develop VYM’s practice in responding to issues of equality and diversity. Voluntary Youth Manchester

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Mayoral age-friendly communities challenge launched – submit your schemes by 1 December

13 Jul 2018 - 09:40 by michelle.foster

During The Festival of Ageing’s opening celebrations, Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham issued his age-friendly communities mayoral challenge. He is asking the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people’s groups to submit their best age-friendly schemes with a view to helping to create even more age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Ambition for Ageing

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Putting the Government’s new LGBT Action Plan into practice – Greater Manchester Schools Achieve the Rainbow Flag Award

13 Jul 2018 - 09:39 by michelle.foster

This week the Government launched its national LGBT Action Plan to ensure the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans citizens. In particular it revealed that “gay cure” therapies are still being offered in the UK, and that 19% of LGBT pupils get verbally harassed and insulted at school. Local organisation, The Proud Trust, has contributed to the action plan to tackle discrimination and has met with 10 Downing Street to explore ways all young people can receive inclusive and positive opportunities.

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