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UP are recruiting Directors for its Board

18 Oct 2019 - 11:01 by michelle.foster

UP.UP grew out of WHAG, a charity that began life as Women’s Housing Aid Group in 1981.

Together, WHAG and UP think that prevention is better than cure. One in four women and one in six men will be victims of domestic abuse. In every reception class, at least one child will have been living with domestic abuse since they were born.

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Developing a Health and Justice Strategy for Greater Manchester

18 Oct 2019 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Developing a health and justice strategy for GMPoor health is something that impacts both victims of crime and offenders. From learning disabilities to drug addiction to poor mental health, there are a surprising number of health problems that make you more likely to be a victim of crime or an offender.

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HM Prison and Probation Service launches its grant funding programme for 2020-2022

11 Oct 2019 - 11:03 by michelle.foster

HM Prison and Probation ServiceVoluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system are now able to apply for funding through the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) grant programme for 2020-2022. The programme aims to enable voluntary organisations to contribute to better outcomes for people in prisons, under probation supervision and youth custody services.

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Macc wins Manchester Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Contract

4 Oct 2019 - 14:09 by michelle.foster

MaccAs you may be aware, earlier this year Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning 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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Statement from Independent Choices Board of Trustees in reference to the passing of Joanne Simpson

20 Sep 2019 - 14:32 by michelle.foster

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former Director Joanne Simpson passed away earlier this week. Joanne was extremely dedicated to Independent Choices Greater Manchester and to the women that the organisation supports. She was instrumental in helping to grow the services we offer, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, questioning (LGBTQ) Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Service (IDVA). She was a valued colleague and a friend and will be very much missed by us all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

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Victims and witnesses of crime asked for their views on GMP and the criminal justice system

23 Aug 2019 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

Victims and witnesses of crime are being asked to share their experiences of the police and criminal justice system to ensure that people in Greater Manchester are getting the best support possible. Victims and Witneeses survey

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Tackling Violence against Women and Girls 2019

16 Aug 2019 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

Comic ReliefComic Relief believes women and girls should have equal power and agency in decision-making at all levels. One of the ways in which Comic Relief have been working towards this vision since they began is through funding organisations working to end gender-based violence.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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