On July 14th Macc is holding a voluntary sector assembly about social prescribing, where we will be helping the VCSE sector to write a manifesto about what we collectively want from social prescribing. This article is my personal take on some of the issues.
Macc is reviewing our equalities and inclusion approach. We have been wanting to do this work for some time and while COVID-19 has disrupted so much over the last year, we believe this work is important and so we are now starting this as lockdown measures are easing. In the light of the increased focus on tackling racism, we want to make sure we are playing our part in that movement as best we can.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a public consultation to gain a wide range of views on proposals developed to tackle gender-based violence in the city-region, ranging from how men and boys treat women and girls to strengthening services for victims and survivors.
Many women’s lives are complex, and they often have tangled paths through systems, structures and communities to access the support needed to live safe, independent lives. Research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that women are facing the additional burden of unemployment, childcare and economic distress.
The Global Majority Fund is for organisations who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.
Muslim Charities Forum, Intermediary Partner to distribute the funds for Comic Relief, has opened the funding application process for small-medium organisations to apply for project or core costs for up to £10,000.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is seeking to provide contract funding for the facilitation of five Greater Manchester Equality Panels.
Bidders have the ability to submit a tender submission to facilitate all, some or one of the panels: Faith, Race, Women and Girls, LGBTQ+ and Older People.
A new briefing by women’s rights charities highlights that over 60,000 women and girls in Manchester have experienced extensive violence and abuse in their lifetime. It calls for all local authorities in Greater Manchester to work together to ensure the most marginalised women are included and involved in its Covid-19 recovery plans.
Racism and the Pandemic is an Arts and Humanities Research Council project and film that aims to shed light on institutional and workplace racism in health and social care during and prior to the pandemic in the UK. The survey is open to all health and social care workers. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete.
Media Trust are offering 30 charities that support, campaign and advocate for women, girls and those who identify as female, the opportunity to work with their own team of media and creative industry volunteers. Each team will have the combined skills to help their charity build an effective, impactful and compelling communications action plan to take forward.
CHARM (Communities For Holistic Accessible Rights-based Mental Health) have been asked by the government to review ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK, focusing on the following 4 areas: education employment and enterprise health crime and policing.