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Community Matters Factsheets on planning to reopen

30 Jul 2020 - 15:08 by michelle.foster

Community Matters have produced a series of 4 helpsheets to support organisations decision making about reopening.

Ensuring your organisation is Covid Secure – Things you will have to consider or change to be become Covid Secure before reopening

Flowchart to aid reopening decision making

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ICSA releases new guide for trustees about reopening safely

30 Jul 2020 - 15:07 by michelle.foster

Trustees will need to strike a balance between carrying out their charity’s purpose and safeguarding people as they reopen, the Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) has said. ICSA has issued the advice as part of new guidance for charity trustees on how to reopen safely. The guidance outlines a series of practical steps and questions trustees will need to address while planning for the resume of their charity’s activities as lockdown is eased.

To read the guidance click here

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Learning from Covid Mutual Aid Groups in Central Manchester

30 Jul 2020 - 15:05 by michelle.foster

mlcoThis learning document shares inspirational activities, models and approaches of Covid Mutual Aid Groups in Central Manchester. 

These groups have done an amazing job of harnessing the ‘neighbourliness’ that was and is still needed, to not only look out for those who have been most at risk but also build stronger communities. 

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Children and young people resource packs: starting or returning to school and college

30 Jul 2020 - 15:02 by michelle.foster

mental health supportIssues and concerns about returning to school or college have been turned into resource packs of teaching materials, resources for young people and parents. They are a mixture of information leaflets, short films, advice and guidance, signposting to social prescribing activities etc. There are three packs: primary, secondary and further education – all packs include SEND specific materials where available.

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New digital skills training programmes open for candidate applications

30 Jul 2020 - 15:00 by michelle.foster

gmcaResidents from across Greater Manchester are invited to apply for fully funded training programmes designed to help individuals gain digital employment with companies in the city-region.

The free training programmes, which have been funded as part of the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund to create inclusive opportunities into digital employment, are now open for candidate applications.

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Manchester Social Housing Allocations Scheme review

30 Jul 2020 - 14:57 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is making changes to the way that social homes are allocated in Manchester.

The current Manchester Move system was introduced in 2011. Since then the demand for social homes has increased significantly while at the same time the number of social homes that have become available for new tenants has fallen considerably.

Alongside this, there has been a large rise in homelessness and it is very difficult for people in crisis to find homes.

Some key facts

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Grants to support BAME-led organisations affected by Covid-19

29 Jul 2020 - 15:59 by michelle.foster

BAME grantsGM BAME Network, supported by GMCVO, have launched an emergency grants programme to support small (income under £10,000) GM BAME led VCSE organisations and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Between July and December 2020 GM BAME Network will be giving out a total of £225,000 in grants.

The grants are funded by Comic Relief and the National Emergency Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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