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Our Moss Side Project

14 Jul 2017 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Don’t be shy, come and tell your story
How long have you lived in Moss Side?
Come and meet your neighbour and make new friends
Tell a friend about the event Our Moss Side Project

This project was developed with residents from Moss Side and Hulme to create opportunities to meet with other residents from surrounding areas to share accounts and stories about Moss Side past and present.

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Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: Eileen Jackson – Age UK Manchester

7 Jun 2017 - 13:49 by guest.blogger

Our seventh Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Eileen – a volunteer with Age UK Manchester.

"Age UK Manchester (formerly Age Concern Manchester) is an independent charity working with and for older people across Manchester.

Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: Beca, Al and Marie – Volunteers at Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH)

6 Jun 2017 - 10:52 by guest.blogger

Our fourth, fifth and sixth Volunteer's Week Spirit Stories come from Beca, Al and Marie who all volunteer with Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH).

"MASH supports women engaged in prostitution (sex work). Last year MASH supported 884 women.

Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: Hannah Affleck – Volunteer Mentor for City Year UK

5 Jun 2017 - 16:36 by guest.blogger

 Our third Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Hannah – a volunteer with City Year UK.

City Year UK is a youth social action charity, challenging 18 - 25 year olds to give a year in their local community supporting students and schools in disadvantaged areas across Greater Manchester.

City Year volunteers give their time 4 days a week at a local school as tutors, mentors and role models, supporting students both in and outside the classroom.

Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: Molly Wright – Telephone Support Line Call Handler for NAPAC (The National Association of People Abused in Childhood)

1 Jun 2017 - 16:28 by guest.blogger

Our first Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Molly – a volunteer with NAPAC who supports the organisation as a Telephone Support Line Call Handler.

NAPAC helps adults that have been abused in childhood; their main area of work is to offer a Telephone Support line that provides support to adult survivors of child abuse. NAPAC also provides support via e-mail and they pride themselves on answering every call or e-mail they receive individually.

Guest Blog: A Caring Manchester

26 May 2017 - 17:40 by Mike Wild

I'm delighted to share a blog written by Dr Sohail Munshi, reflecting on the response to the events at the MEN Arena this week. (Click here to read Macc's response)

I’ve never written a blog before so this is a first.

Information and Helplines for Manchester Arena Incident

23 May 2017 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We have pulled together a range of information collected so far about the additional support local charities & community organisations are offering in the aftermath of the events.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to view the updates.


Helplines and official contact information


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GE2017: 3 things your organisation can do

8 May 2017 - 15:44 by Mike Wild

So, here we are again.

Among the many questions raised by last year's EU Referendum, is whether charities and voluntary organisations and social enterprises were too quiet in the debate. I'd say this was definitely the case.

People's Plan for Greater Manchester Published

2 May 2017 - 14:41 by helen.walker

Following the launch of the People's Plan in October, over a thousand people throughout Greater Manchester have been involved in this initiative and a report of their findings has now been published.

Greater Manchester is undergoing significant change with new devolved powers, an upcoming mayoral election and major changes to health and social care commissioning. The aim of the People's Plan is to provide an opportunity for local people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to have a meaningful say in shaping the future of Greater Manchester.

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