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Manchester Deaf Centre Leads Pilot Deaf Volunteer Health Project across Greater Manchester

27 Feb 2013 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s largest Deaf Charity, Manchester Deaf Centre is gearing up to empower its D/deaf members to influence local health and social care provision.

The three year project, which is managed by national healthcare charity, SignHealth has been made available following a grant of £592,000 from the Department of Health’s Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF).

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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:

Audit of services for Spinal Cord Injured People living in Manchester

15 Feb 2013 - 11:57 by michelle.foster

Do you have a spinal cord injury/lesion or know someone who does? Help to improve services for everyone in the future.

Aspire, Back Up and the Spinal Injuries Association want to hear from as many spinal cord injured people in Manchester as possible to understand more about your experience of local services.

Please take up to 15 minutes to complete a survey to make sure your views are heard.

The survey is available online at the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/FR6XGS3

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Guidance for voluntary sector on influencing local commissioning for health and care

13 Feb 2013 - 16:58 by Nigel Rose

Regional Voices have published a short briefing document for the voluntary and community sector called "Influencing Local Commissioning on Health and Care". It describes the role and membership of Health and Well Being Boards, what a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is and how to contribute to it, and how both of these contribute to the process of designing a Joint Health and Well Being Strategy.

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BME Male HIV Support Group

The 2nd & 4th Monday of every month (evenings planned in near future)
BHA, Democracy House, 609 Stretford Road, Old Trafford, M16 0QA
The group support provides a safe and welcoming space for individuals to meet, ask questions, share experiences and learning and access support.
For more info contact Stewart on 0161 874 2183 or 07515738224.

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Chair and Treasurer for BHA

30 Jan 2013 - 15:51 by michelle.foster

Founded in 1990, BHA (formerly Black Health Agency) is a health and social care charity that exists to challenge health equalities and support individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well-being.

BHA offer a range of services delivered at local, regional and national level. The areas of expertise include sexual health, community health education and engaging and involving individuals and communities in health and social care decision making.

BHA are looking to appoint a new Chair and Treasurer

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Safeguarding Children with a Disability

25 Jan 2013 - 15:00 by nicola.shanahan

 Dear Colleagues,

You will have seen recent briefings encouraging organisations to attend training on Safeguarding children with a disability.

This training pack has been developed following the review and is for use within your organisations to train the multi-agency workforce. The powerpoint includes notes slides.

Key messages from the review are relevant to all organisations that work with children and young people and you should ensure that you can disseminate this information throughout your organisation.

CRB Changes from September 2012

24 Jan 2013 - 11:31 by nicola.shanahan

 This voluntary sector briefing paper is aimed at managers who are responsible for safe staffing within voluntary sector organisations. It will also be of interest to practitioners (including volunteers) working with children, young people and families. It is designed to inform you of the current changes to CRB systems and to highlight key messages for voluntary sector organisations. The First part of this document refers to children and young people. The second part of this document refers to adults.

Dealing with Neglect

21 Dec 2012 - 09:40 by nicola.shanahan


Recently I attended a neglect summit organised by Manchester Safeguarding Children Board. A summit seems like a heady title but felt fitting for the task at hand. The summit was facilitated by Professor Jan Howarth who is working with several LSCB’s around issues of neglect and has led several research projects and written books on multi-agency approaches to neglect.

Crossroads Care drop in Sessions

13 Dec 2012 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

Crossroads Care in partnership with Manchester Carers Centre are holding drop in sessions for carers at the St James and Emmanuel Parish Hall in Didsbury.

Do you care and support family or friends who could not manage without your help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

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