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Take part in a new research project exploring ethnic minority older people’s experiences of racism and discrimination and life during the Covid-19 pandemic

12 Nov 2020 - 14:13 by michelle.foster

researchAre you from an ethnic minority background? 
Are you aged 65 years or older?   

Then The University of Manchester want to speak to you about your life experiences of racism and discrimination and how these have affected your life. The University also want to hear what life has been like for you during the Covid-19 pandemic and recent Black Lives Matter movement and protests in the UK.  

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‘Our Town Hall’ Visitor Experience Local Interest and Volunteer Group Survey

6 Nov 2020 - 09:41 by michelle.foster

manchester city councilManchester City Council is conducting research around the Manchester Town Hall and a proposed new Visitor Experience exhibition and wants to hear from those who are members of local interest groups or volunteer groups in Greater Manchester.

Complete the survey here which takes around 10 minutes to complete.

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MRSN small grant and help to write funding bids for refugee groups

5 Nov 2020 - 15:30 by michelle.foster

mrsnManchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) can help Refugee Community Organisations (RCO) like yours to get better at applying for grants from various bodies. This may be particularly helpful now during the COVID crisis. It should help your organisation in the longer term too.

Groups can get help with

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Thousands more staff affected by Covid-19 in Greater Manchester to benefit from specialist psychological support

5 Nov 2020 - 15:28 by michelle.foster

gm resilience hubThe Greater Manchester Resilience Hub is extending its covid-19 psychological and emotional wellbeing support to thousands more health and care staff (including VCSE organisations) and their families who work and / or live in Greater Manchester.

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Healthy Me Healthy Communities Christmas Gift Appeal

5 Nov 2020 - 15:26 by michelle.foster

hmhc christmas appealThis Christmas Healthy Me Healthy Communities are providing toys and gifts for children aged 0-16 for families that attend the Community Grocers.

Donations of toys, selection boxes, books and comics, games and puzzles, toiletries, arts and crafts are all very welcome.

All donations can be new or unopened/unused and toys must have the ‘CE’ marking to ensure safety.

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Together Dementia Support is seeking new trustees

5 Nov 2020 - 15:24 by michelle.foster

together dementia supportTogether Dementia Support (TDS) has grown significantly since it was set up to support people affected by dementia in 2014. TDS provide individualised and innovative support and activities to people who are living with dementia and to their family carers, working with a large team of volunteers.

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Request the Greater Manchester Youth Mental Health Arts and Culture Evaluation Kit

5 Nov 2020 - 15:22 by michelle.foster

gm ithriveThe evaluation toolkit is used to capture the impact that arts and cultural activities have on children and young people's mental health. It is for use by organisations that provide arts and cultural programmes for children and young people, based in Greater Manchester.

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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 4 November 2020

5 Nov 2020 - 15:20 by michelle.foster

gmpaThe latest newsletter from GM Poverty Action looks ahead to Living Wage week and despite the lockdown, there will be a number of events you can join. The newsletter looks back at the launch of the Poverty Monitor and considers whether there is a shift in public opinion.

There is an article about the launch of the Sound Pound recovery plan and some help for people with their water bills, as well as a number of other short items.

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Blood donors needed in Manchester

5 Nov 2020 - 15:18 by michelle.foster

give bloodNHS Blood and Transplant currently need more people to join their growing community of blood donors in Manchester.

Giving blood is considered essential travel during lockdown. The need for blood never stops and, every donation saves a life.

For opening times and appointments, or to find out more about giving blood, click here contact 0300 123 2323.

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