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Work Programme is performing well below expected targets

26 Feb 2013 - 22:52 by walt.crowson

When the Work Programme was first introduced as part of the new Welfare to Work agenda the LSEN organised a number of meetings, seminars and events to inform voluntary organisations about the opportunities and risks of getting involved in the Programme as a sub-contractor.

It became clear, early on in these discussions, that the Programme did not recognise the difficulties many people at a distance from the labour market would find in re-engaging in sustained employment.

LSEN holding a meeting for organisations interested in bidding for the new ESOL Fund

25 Feb 2013 - 21:38 by walt.crowson

The Department for Communities and Local Government recently launched a competition to discover and support organisations that can deliver community-based English language programmes in the following identified areas of the North West

Bradford, Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Pendle

This competition is open to all organisations and further information can be found at:

'The Art of Science'- International Women's Day 2013

3 March, 2013 - 13:20 to 17:15

The Muslim and Jewish Forum Greater Manchester will be hosting it's 5th annual arts event in celebration of International Women's Day 2013 at The Manchester Multifaith Centre. This year's event is bigger than ever with more workshops planned over two weekends! There will be drama, art, dance and creative writing workshops as well as kosher and Asian refreshments!

Manchester Hatecrime Strategy

21 Jan 2013 - 13:29 by Mike Wild

The week of 21st January 2013 is Hatecrime Awareness Week. The first in a week full of events is a launch of the new Hate Crime Strategy for the city by the Manchester Community Safety Partnership*.

Click here to see the calendar of events for Hatecrime Awareness Week (PDF)

Click here to download the new Hatecrime Strategy (PDF)

Hatecrime is crime which is targeted at a person because of

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Schools Out Conference

2 February, 2013 - 09:30 to 3 February, 2013 - 17:00

Schools Out Conference
2nd Feb
Manchester

For more info and to book: www.schoolsoutconference.eventbrite.co.uk/

Understanding gender and sexuality is essential for new teachers, long standing teachers, heterosexual teachers and lesbian, gay bisexual or trans teachers. It is also vital to understand in order to meet new legal and Ofsted requirements.

Welfare Reform and Advice Support

9 Nov 2012 - 11:37 by Mike Wild

One of the dangers for me in writing a blog is that I'll end up writing only about things I'm angry about (there seems to be quite a lot at the moment) and it will become a terribly depressing read. However, I'm not going to apologise for the bleak picture I'm about to paint because it's what's really happening to people in our communities.

Impact of Welfare Reform - Report from CLES & Manchester CAB

9 Nov 2012 - 11:34 by Mike Wild

A report produced by Manchester CAB and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies on the impact in Manchester of the changes being made to welfare benefits, access to advice services and legal aid.

A summary version and the full report are both available to download below.

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Equalities Funding Programme Drop-In Sessions

12 Oct 2012 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are proposing to change the way in which they spend the £600,000 of equality themed grant funding, including changing the criteria used to decide how to allocate grant funding.

Manchester City Council are asking for your views on these proposed changes, for further information, visit: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/news/equalities-funding-review, the consultation closes on 31 October 2012 at midnight.

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Equalities Funding Review

28 Aug 2012 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council’s Third Sector team is looking at new ways of allocating equalities funding. By combining the Race, Disability, LGBT and Gender pots of funding the Council can achieve its equality targets more effectively.

The public consultation that runs from the end of August until the end of October will give organisations and the general public an opportunity to express their views on the review.

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