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Manchester Policy Week

25 Oct 2013 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Manchester Policy Week runs from 28 October – 1 November at The University of Manchester.

Events include debates and discussion on;
• zero hours contracts and proposed policy changes
• how local policy can help migrants feel welcome
• understanding spatial issues in public policy
• transportation policy issues surrounding ageing
• young men as perpetrators of domestic abuse
• current changes to public health policy
• Labour’s record on education
• policy intervention in domestic heating provision

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Communities of Interest Report 2013: Gender Chapter - consultation respond by 7 Nov

25 Oct 2013 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The Equalities Team at Manchester City Council is currently in the process of refreshing the annual Communities of Interest (COI) report for 2013. Within the report it will include a chapter on Gender. It's essentially a summary of what's happening in Manchester in 2013 with regards to equality as well as issues that need to be highlighted.

The gender chapter from the last Communities of Interest Report (COI) report is attached to give you an idea of what has previously been included.

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Commissioning and Integrated Care

23 Oct 2013 - 16:16 by Nigel Rose

Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England. One of its roles is to ensure that Health and Social Care Act 2012 is implemented and a key focus of the Act is on integrated care. The Act imposes duties on Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to ensure that health services are internally integrated (within NHS provided services) and externally integrated (with health and social services provided by others).

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Adactus Housing Relaunch Neighbourhood Fund

22 Oct 2013 - 12:38 by michelle.foster

Following the first round of neighbourhood funding Adactus have supported or pledged to support 75 projects across Manchester, Trafford and Cheshire totaling £78,000 in 2013/14. The fund is judged by Adactus residents and they have £9,000 still available for community projects.

Projects supported so far this year include funding for events provided by residents’ associations; support for community allotments and gardens and support costs for community groups.

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The Royal Brewery Fund

21 Oct 2013 - 09:06 by michelle.foster

The Royal Brewery Fund’s priority is to encourage and support grass-root community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage active participation from volunteers, have minimal cash reserves and limited access to funding support.

Applications are invited from community groups based in the Moss Side and Hulme areas that wish to improve circumstances for people within these communities.

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Macc wins Council Infrastructure Contract

18 Oct 2013 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

As you may be aware, earlier this year the City Council launched a competitive tendering process for the contract to provide support to the city's voluntary and community sector for the next three years.

We are delighted to announce that Macc has been awarded this contract.

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Grants Programme for Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Oct 2013 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

There will be a fund of £550k from the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) available early January 2014, to Manchester’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). The main aim of the programme of work will be to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people over 50 years old in Manchester.

The programme will also aim to build greater understanding of how the Manchester CCGs can work with VCS organisations to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Manchester residents over the age of 50 years.

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End hate crime - grants available for activities in your neighbourhood

18 Oct 2013 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester wants to end hate crime by building on the city's reputation for celebrating diversity. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood during Hate Crime Awareness Week. Your event should raise awareness of hate crime, including what it is and how people can report it.

Your group can apply for a grant of up to £200 to assist you to put on an event or activity in your neighbourhood. Events must take place between Monday 20 January 2014 and Sunday 26 January 2014.

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Adactus Housing Group Neighbourhood Fund

18 Oct 2013 - 10:59 by michelle.foster

The fund is available to support small scale community projects that will improve the quality of life for Adactus Group residents and make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where Adactus Group residents live.

This can include physical improvements such as gardening projects, security lights, play equipment, or community projects such as activities for young people, community fun days and luncheon clubs for older people.

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International Women’s Day Awards Nominations

18 Oct 2013 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Manchester celebrates International Women’s Day every 8 March. The theme for 2014 is Women as Peacemakers.

Manchester’s International Women’s Day Women’s Awards 2014 is a great opportunity to celebrate women and inspire future generations of Manchester girls.

If you know a fantastic woman or a group or women who deserve recognition, take this opportunity to nominate them in one of the ten award categories.

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