Devolution could be a unique opportunity for citizens and civil society to have a greater say about the future of Greater Manchester. The People’s Plan seeks to gather a wide and deep range of ideas and thoughts on what the future for all areas of Greater Manchester should be, exploring key issues such as the economy and jobs, health and social care, transport, housing, the environment, and how to build a citizen-led democracy.
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We streamed our Spirit of Manchester Awards live, on Thursday 6 October.
You can watch our awards ceremony below.
Watch our Chief Executive, Mike Wild talk about our upcoming Spirit of Manchester Awards on That's Manchester TV
Every Friday afternoon starting at the beginning of September 2016, there has been a FC United of Manchester Sporting Memories Group for Manchester United supporters to meet and bring stories of football from the past. These stories go back as far as the Second World War and also discuss the wider social changes at the particular time. The group members also bring photographs and memorabilia of football matches such as the 1968 European Cup Final. The group is open to anyone and it's aim is to address health issues such as dementia, depression, and loneliness and isolation.
Whitemoss Club for Young People is a community centre in Charlestown (North Manchester) which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The centre is very well used; with a whole range of activities taking place six days a week, there’s always something going on! The centre is particularly busy on Fridays, with activities for children, young people and over 50s taking place.
On Thursday 22nd September, 70 people turned up for the drop-in session and 30 attended an English class at Rainbow Haven in Gorton.
At noon on Thurs 22nd September, the morning Craft Group had just finished. Earlier there’d been a Tai Chi session. Soon they’ll be holding a discussion event on health and wellbeing.
The Tree of Life Centre provides many vital services in Wythenshawe. These include health and wellbeing sessions, advice and friendship groups, a community café and opportunities for local people to train, gain qualifications and experience through volunteering.
Absolute Community is designed to enable staff to understand the powerful assets within individuals, neighbourhoods and communities of place, business and identity.
Be inspired, contribute your powerful assets and learn how to maximise on the gifts, talents and skills all around us.
Friday 1 July 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm
Friday 8 July 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 3 August 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 11 August 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm
Do you realise that the result of the EU Referendum will be announced in Manchester? Must admit, that one had passed me by in the midst of a lot of noise which is supposedly the national debate. Campaigning has only just officially started but of course it’s been going on for months if not years already. There’s a lot of media coverage about the political positioning and opinions being hurled back and forth in speeches. There are fairly regular “sector” positions reported in the media too on both sides – particularly the voice of business leaders.
Recognising the inter-dependent and mutually-beneficial relationship between the University and its neighbouring communities, The University of Manchester is currently developing a new strategic framework for community engagement to better focus, target and measure its activities.
These activities range from research partnerships, teaching programmes, culture and the arts, student volunteering, schools-liaison, sustainability, employment and skills support through to engagement with charities, businesses and the public sector.